participate in speed mentoring

Speed mentoring is a great way to connect New York City public school students with professionals in a multitude of industries to create open conversations on high school, college, career paths, and life choices. Students and volunteers rotate for a series of mini-mentoring sessions to keep the conversations flowing and exchange stories with multiple professionals. Become a mentor to give students the edge they need to succeed!

Time Commitment: 1-1.5 hours (between 3:30pm-5:30pm)

Location: Corporate office, NY Edge site, or virtual

Number of Volunteers: 10 – 30

Number of Students: 10 – 30

Grade Levels: Middle School

Materials: Students and mentors are provided with guides including suggested icebreakers, topics and questions

Cost: Snacks & refreshments


speak on a career pathways panel

Visit a school and speak to students about your education and career! Motivate students to understand the importance of being prepared for college and their future careers by sharing your own experiences. This opportunity is great for corporations who would like to engage employees from different departments so that our students can gain a solid understanding of the different components that make up a company.

Time Commitment: 1-1.5 hours (between 3:30pm-5:30pm)

Location: NY Edge site or virtual

Number of Volunteers: 3 – 5

Number of Students: 10 – 30

Grade Levels: Middle School or High School

Materials: Volunteers provide a one page company description and a short bio about each speaker so students can come prepared with questions


Read aloud to students

Building literacy is a key initiative at New York Edge. Come to one of our classrooms to lead a read aloud and book discussion with our students!

Time Commitment: 1-1.5 hours (between 3:30pm-5:30pm)

Location: NY Edge site

Number of Volunteers: 1- 8

Number of Students: 10 – 20 per classroom

Grade Levels: K – 5

Materials: Volunteers are provided with reading comprehension and discussion questions as well as a best practices guide

Cost: We ask that volunteers donate books for the read aloud whenever possible



Financial literacy and technical skills are just some of the subject areas employees can help educate our audiences about. Consider coming into one of our classrooms to lead a workshop in your company’s area of expertise and empower students with the skills they need to succeed.



Be a champion for one of our classrooms and help them fulfill their Amazon Wishlists for supplies and other supplemental materials that will enhance the learning experience for our students.



Your corporate team can work to collect items from a list of needed donations and help stock a food pantry at a school, or organize a school supply, hygiene kit or book drive.



Volunteer at one of our Arts, Sports and Wellness program events, such as our annual Step Competition (April), Spring Arts Showcase (June), or at a fundraising event.



The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a group of mission-driven New Yorkers in their twenties and thirties motivated to give back to the local community. YPC offers networking and social events, fundraising initiatives, volunteer efforts, advocacy work, and training to become future board members. YPC members have opportunities to meet the New York Edge Board of Directors, sit on or lead committees, and plan events throughout the year. Time Commitment: Quarterly meetings Membership Period: July 1 – June 30 Cost: $500 Give/Get per year


Contact Gabby Cadahia for more information.