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Celebrate National Mentoring Month

2015 Mentor’s Day @ Big Apple Circus

Every year for January the National Mentoring Month, we look for donors who will sponsor our mentor/mentee pairs to an event that we host to celebrate their mentoring relationships. In January 2015, our sponsors brought 250 mentors and mentees to the Big Apple Circus for a night of clowning around. For some mentor and mentees, it was their first time ever going to the circus! 

See a news footage of this event here: Mentoring Goes to the Circus

Big Apple Circus


20th Annual Mentoring Benefit



This year we celebrate our new name, logo, and territory, and recognize our partners in mentoring, Epoch 5 and Welcoming Club of Garden City.

Mentor New York (formerly known as the Mentoring Partnership of New York and Long Island) has been creating more mentoring programs for youth for over 23 years.  When we began, there were about 60 programs serving about 2,000 youth. Now there are over 400 mentoring programs that serve more than 50,000 young people.

Mentoring programs all across New York are asking for our support and assistance as they seek to help more young people. So we have taken the challenge to expand our work! Together, we can close the mentoring gap for 450,000 young people across New York State.

Join us as we launch our new name, our new logo, and our new territory. It’s thanks to you that we are where we are!


2016 Mentoring Benefit Committee


Linda Armyn



Doreen Barry-Schneider

Rene Boisi

Pam Danbusky

Ann Duffy

Rachel Imbriale

Diana Plotnizky

Kirsten Schubauer Heinemann




Mentoring’s Night Out: In Memory of Luke Boisi

Mentor New York Presents MNO!

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About Mentoring's Night Out:

Mentor New York is excited to host this event for the 13th year on June 16, 2016 at The Bowery Hotel. The event runs from 7pm-10pm with an open bar, hors d'oeuvre, live DJ, and a silent auction. Mentoring's Night Out gathers several hundred young professionals for a night of celebration and recognition of the importance of mentoring. In the last thirteen years, almost 3,200 people have celebrated with us raising close to $700,000.

Previously known as the Luke Boisi Memorial Benefit, Mentoring's Night Out is an unique event that raises awareness about the importance of mentoring and celebrates the vibrant life of Luke Boisi who tragically passed away at the age of 21. Luke was the brother of Zachary Boisi, the former Director of Mentor New York, and the son of Geoffrey Boisi, the founder of MENTOR - the National Mentoring Partnership. 


Mentoring's Night Out is our biggest fundraiser of the year in NYC. This year, our goal is to raise $120,000 for the mission of increasing the number of youth with mentors and the number of safe and effective mentoring programs around New York State. Every year, our Young Professional's Advisory Board and the Host Committee has been a huge help in planning this event and bringing people together. 


Young Professional's Advisory Board


Ali Banhazl                 Pete Boisi                  John Boisi                 Kara Herskowitz


Spencer Ingle              Emily Lang                Jason Pelletier               Steve Santoro


Patrick Sedden             Morgan Slade               Eric Vidal


Host Committee

Jeff Anderson     Natalie Bruno     Darius Dale

Renee Fisher     Kevin Fodor     Mie Graham

Melissa Hellem     Rachel Imbriale     Nick Moseley

Kirk Porter     Jake Stoller     Bridget Slade      Jana Weinstein


Thank you to our sponsors

Mentoring's Night Out Sponsors