HOPE FOR NEW YORK
Morris Academy Mentoring Program
The Bronx

Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies, located in the South Bronx, is one of over sixty new schools that were formed to replace large, under performing high schools throughout NYC and is partly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Morris Academy Mentoring Program works exclusively with students from this school.

Mission and Vision: To develop the skills Morris students need to make good life choices and succeed, through a program that both provides practical guidance on preparing for college and strong, long-term relationships with mentors.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Our volunteers work with teachers from the school to meet the needs of the students in the best possible way, encouraging the youth to be independent, creative and motivated to achieve.
Morris Academy mentors is our only entirely school-based mentoring program. The school's principal and teachers are fully committed to the program to encourage their students to excel academically, personally, emotionally, and spiritually.
To develop the skills Morris students need to make good life choices and succeed, through a program that both provides practical guidance on preparing for college and strong, long-term relationships with mentors.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers must complete an online application and commit to serving for 1 school year. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Mentoring Program

  • Volunteers mentor high school students in need of academic and personal support through bi-monthly group sessions, and through one-on-one tutoring and relationship building activities. 

See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
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“If I say that Tom is a mentor to me, I would be belittling the things he has done for me. Tom to me is a father, a mentor, a friend, but the real word for him is guardian angel. During high school, he taught me that I did not have to be the smartest guy in the room, but the hardest worker. In high school, Tom taught me to stop playing the victim. When it was time for college, Tom drove me to college, and during college he really played the role of father for me. Tom has seen me grow and has shaped me into the man I am today.”
Anthony, Mentee (turned Mentor)
MENTIONS
2 Ways to Go Back to School with HFNY
August 06, 2014
We're preparing this August to go back to school with our children & youth affiliates! We've got three ways you can get involved this school year: 1) Pray with us for the kids in our programs and 2) Find out more about becoming a mentor in the fall, building into the next generation of New Yorkers!
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Meet Awesome Volunteer Ellice Lee
September 14, 2015
Ellice Lee has been an awesome Hope for New York volunteer for 11 years (!!!), serving high school students in the South Bronx with Morris Academy Mentors. Ellice, who is a freelance graphic designer, says volunteering with MAM has given her a bigger picture of the Gospel. "Walking through life with our amazing kids in our complicated, yet brilliant city—it just feels so real," she says."Living social justice together with people I'd have never known otherwise feels so Gospel real."
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