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When kids mentor kids, their lives are enriched and transformed immediately. NYCMentors.org is a near peer mentorship program where high school students mentor middle school students with the high school application process, guide them through their middle school years, and assist them with selecting extracurriculars

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The Impact of Your Donation

  • $10,000

    Provides 100 middle schoolers with a mentor and IXL for one year

  • $5,000

    Provides 50 middle schoolers with a mentor and IXL for one year

  • $2,500

    Provides 100 IXL site licenses for middle schoolers for one year

  • $1,000

    Provides 10 middle schoolers with a mentor and IXL for one year

  • $500

    Provides 25 middle schoolers with test prep materials

  • $100

    Provides 1 middle schooler with a mentor and IXL for one year

About Co-Founders of NYCMentors.org

Over the last 10+ years Michael N. Manta has been mentoring his younger brother Jonathan P. Manta. In 2018, Michael and Jonathan though it would be a great idea if all middle school students would have high school mentor to help them through the middle school years and NYCMentors.org was born. Michael helped mold Jonathan into a successful young man. They want every middle school student in NYC to have a near peer mentor. Learn about their journey below.

Michael N. Manta

Michael N. Manta

Co-Founder & CEO
Original Mentor

Xavier High School
Ignatian Scholar
Class of 2020

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Jonathan P. Manta

Jonathan P. Manta

Co-Founder & President
Original Mentee

The McCallie School
Michaels-Dickson Scholar
Class of 2023

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