YMI Announces Expansion of Mentors Matter
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    Mentors Matter was designed to help resource and structure New York City’s human capital, particularly within Black and brown communities, to mentor, tutor, and support younger generations.
2021 Disparity Report
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    The Center for Innovation Through Data Intelligence and the Young Men's Initiative published the 2021 Disparity Report, analyzing city-wide trends in racial disparities for youth and young adults across New York City.
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    YMI and The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) launched a new partnership that provides the CCRB with dedicated public education funding for the first time in the oversight agency’s 26-year history. See what our young people came up with.
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    In partnership with the Department of Probation, young people researched and created social messaging campaigns on the importance of social distancing. Additionally, their work was displayed across the five boroughs on the city's LinkNYC kiosks. Check out their great work.
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    Peer-to-Peer Mentoring is a credible messenger mentoring program that serves select schools within the Expanded Success Initiative network of DOE schools. The program also employs a college access curriculum that aims to better prepare students to be college and career ready. Learn more about Peer to Peer.


Launched in August 2011, the New York City Young Men's Initiative (YMI) continues to be the nation's most comprehensive municipal strategy tackling the disparities faced by young men of color. Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, the Young Men's Initiative has aligned itself with the White House's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

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