NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative

NYC Youth Mentoring

    Mayor de Blasio Marks National Mentoring Month with Launch of NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative, created to increase mentoring opportunities for high school youth across the five boroughs.The initiative will support the City’s Equity and Excellence plan to achieve 80 percent high school graduation and two-thirds college-readiness rates by 2026.

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NYC Men Teach

NYC Men Teach

    The Young Men’s Initiative, in partnership with the Department of Education, City University of New York, and Teach for America, excitedly announce the launch of NYC Men Teach to recruit and unite Black, Latino and Asian men committed to educating today’s diverse student population.

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Disparity Report 2016
Disparity Report

    The Disparity Report provides a snapshot of where young people of color stand in relation to their peers in the areas of Education, Economic Security and Mobility, Health and Wellbeing, and Community and Personal Safety.  

    This report will help inform ongoing City initiatives, with goals of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and ensuring NYC is a place where all can prosper and thrive, regardless of their demographic background.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio & Executive Director Cyrus Garrett
My Brother's Keeper

    Today, the MBK Task Force released its second year report and announced a series of new commitments highlighting continued progress. This report tracks progress achieved in the past year on efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of young people. 

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Please use this resource to find a Young Men's Initiative and/or Center for Economic Opportunity program in your neighborhood.

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A Message from Cyrus Garrett
Executive Director
NYC YMI, W. Cyrus Garrett

Launched in August 2011, the New York City Young Men's Initiative (YMI) continues to be the nation's most comprehensive municipal strategy tackling the disparities faced by young men of color. Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, the Young Men's Initiative has aligned itself with the White House's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

The Mayor tasked Deputy Mayor of Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery with reimagining the size and scale of the initiatives that YMI coordinates and funds. Under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Buery, YMI stands at the ready to work with our partners in government and philanthropy to expand upon the promising practices and programs that have shown the ability to produce measurable differences in the lives of young men of color.
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