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LI, NYC mentoring groups combine forces

Updated January 5, 2016 3:46 PM

By Carrie Mason-Draffen

A Long Island group that provides technical assistance to mentoring programs focusing on at-risk youth is combining with its New York City counterpart in the hopes of expanding their efforts statewide, Jean Cohen, executive director of both groups, said Tuesday.

Mentoring Partnerships Of NY & LI Combine and Announce Significant Expansion Across New York State

New Organization, Mentor New York, to Increase Support From 420 Long Island and NYC Mentor Programs to 820 Programs Throughout New York State

NEW YORK - Jan. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Now in its 22nd year of helping develop and support mentoring programs for over 57,000 young people, the Mentoring Partnerships of New York City and Long Island announce they will combine their organizations and expand their footprint to include most of New York State.  The newly formed, Mentor New York, will grow to support an additional 400 new programs and 8,000 young people over the course of 2016,  with regions including Albany, Rockland County, Buffalo and Rochester as initial key target regions.