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Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York City
New American Program



Address:40 Rector Street, 11th floor New York NY 10006
Telephone(s):212-686-2042
Fax:212-779-1221
E-mail:akwy@bigsnyc.org
World Wide Web: http://www.bigsnyc.org


Description:

The New American Program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC provides mentoring services to address the unique needs of youth from immigrant families who may be facing the pressures of adjusting to a new culture, language, and customs. The friendship of a caring, adult mentor has proven to help immigrant youth overcome obstacles of racism, prejudice, and feelings of isolation and loneliness. In this program, trained and supervised mentors, who are adults 21 years or older, are matched with a child for a minimum commitment of one year. Youth and their mentors spend 4-6 hours every other week participating in low-cost recreational, educational, and cultural activities.




Hours:

Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-8:30 PM, Sat. 9-5.


Eligibility Requirements:

Children 7-18 years old from all five boroughs who are new immigrants to the US, or whose parents were immigrants to the US.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

Free.


Fees/Methods of Payment:Free
Access for People with Disabilities:Wheelchair ramp at entrance.


Services Offered:Mentoring Programs
Languages Offered:Spanish
Target Groups(By Need):At Risk YouthImmigrant Youth