SAP Speed Mentoring

Speed MentoringParticipate 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 PanelSpeak 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 StudentsRead 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

Adopt a ClassroomAdopt a Classroom

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.

Help Stock a Food or Supplies DriveHelp Stock a Food or Supplies Drive

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 an EventVolunteer at an Event

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.

Join our Young Professionals CouncilJOIN OUR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL

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 Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Daneille Federico

for more information about any of our volunteer opportunities!


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