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The time to give up on a child is never. New Brooklyn mentoring program holds highly successful fundraiser launch.
Brooklyn, New York – September 26, 2014
Over 200 hundred people attended the Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT) launch fundraiser hosted by its Board of Directors at the Brooklyn Union Temple on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The enthusiastic crowd viewed a video featuring PLOT co-founders Edwin Raymond and Jim Saint Germain. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams exhorted the audience to actively help others and passionately endorsed the vital role mentors play in the positive guidance of youth in New York City.
PLOT is a mentoring program for at-risk youth between the ages of nine and twenty-one living in Brooklyn, New York. Many of our mentees were involved, or are at risk of becoming involved, in the juvenile or criminal justice system. PLOT distinguishes itself from other mentorship organizations by choosing mentors from the community with similar life experiences to PLOT’s mentees. PLOT’s mentors understand that a positive role model can maximize a youth’s potential for success. PLOT recognizes the capacity of all youth to create positive change in their lives and within their communities. PLOT builds multi-layered, nurturing support to help youth reach their full potential.
PLOT seeks male mentors for its January 2015 training class to provide comprehensive one-to-one and group mentoring to Brooklyn youth who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. Youth involved in the juvenile justice system in New York City have poor educational and employment outcomes, are likely to be exposed to violence, and have high rates of recidivism. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention studies show that mentoring benefits youth’s emotional/psychological well being, peer relationships, academic studies, and grades. By establishing a positive relationship with a mentor, youth can redefine their path, realize their potential and educational goals, and become tomorrow’s leaders. PLOT’s founders believe that the time to give up on a child is never.
Plant a seed with PLOT – Mentor, Donate or Volunteer and help PLOT accomplish its mission. For more information, go to www.plotforyouth.org. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/plotforyouth, Twitter: www.Twitter.com/plotforyouth, and Instagram: www.instagram.com/plotforyouth Contact: Sobhuza Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 646.316.4561 Edwin Raymond, email@example.com, Phone: 718.682.5144 Download Press Release