The mission of The ELM Project’s Mentor Program is to provide youth affected by HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease with a stable support system through one-on-one mentoring relationships that lead to personal growth and self-discovery as we strive to support youth in their transition to young adulthood.
Matches are thoughtfully made with former campers aged 16 to 20 who express an interest in having a mentor. Mentors are strong role models who work with their mentees on relationship building and on identifying and supporting mentees’ strengths and needs. Pairs meet once a month in New York City.
Annual enrollment typically begins in August and matches begin meeting in October, however admission is open all year long and we will always work to begin a match at a time that’s mutually convenient for both mentor and mentee. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Meg Reilly. Click here to email or call 203-952-6272.