More than 60 people gathered at Hunter College earlier this fall to attend our Mentoring Info Session, an event to learn about opportunities serving children and youth with Hope for New York.
Paul Coty, the Associate Regional Director of Young Life NYC, spoke to the group about the importance of mentoring relationships in his own life—he’s had the same mentors investing in him since he was 13 years old.
“Mentoring is more than just having a protégé,” he said. “It’s getting involved in the life of a young person and being committed to a long-haul relationship.”
Coty also shared his formula for strong mentoring relationships: “Consistency over time yields transformation. If you want to get anything done, do it consistently over time.”
Interested in volunteering with or supporting children and youth organizations? Nearly a quarter of HFNY’s affiliate organizations offer some kind of mentoring opportunity or outreach to children and youth. Visit www.hfny.org/children-and-youth to learn more.