Become a Slugger...Hit a Home Run Against Drugs!
The mission of the Rising Above Boundaries Mentoring Program is to foster development of positive behavioral, academic and mental health outcomes in youth.
Children who succeed despite overwhelming personal, economic and social obstacles do so often because of a caring adult in their lives. Mentoring outcomes include greater participation in school, improved attendance, higher graduation, college and trad school admission rates, and better overall performance.
We are a NY State Mentoring Program, partnered with the Office of Children and Family Services and certified by Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. We create mentor relationships and provide effective ways to positively change the lives of at-risk youth.
The goal of
"Rising Above Boundaries" Mentoring Program is to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors through support, education, activities, drug abuse prevention, health promotion, anti bullying and providing a safe space for the youth.
Healthy lifestyle promotion, rapport building, goal setting, social stability, recreational activities, support systems and evidenced based prevention methods and education is key.
The mentor agreement is a one year commitment. We support you 24/7 to ensure that you’re never alone. Dates and times differ from site to site. Our program provides training for volunteer mentors and orientates the mentees and their families.
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Part of the process of becoming a mentor with our program is completing a background check. Please "click" the link below to schedule your appointment. This link is unique to our program. Please call Program Director at 914-236-8595 for our agency code. Using this link will help you schedule and manage your appointment.
75 youth from the Peekskill Youth Bureau's Advancing Summer L.I.F.T Program participated in the Home Run Against Drugs Summer Youth Program!
Youth in Peekskill participated in the HRAD 6 week S.T.R.I.K.E. after-school program. Thank you to the Guest Speakers:
Mayor Andre Rainey
Councilman Colin Smith
Police Chief Hamly
Elisha Simpkins from Crossover Yoga
YB Executive Director Tuesday McDonald
Home Run Against Drugs Day at the Ballpark! 80 kids throughout Westchester County participated in this event. On the day, David Wright, started at 3rd base before he retired from the NY Mets!