Nonprofit aims to inspire teens through mentoring
A Brooklyn nonprofit organization says it's on a mission to inspire teens amid National Mentoring Month.
Helen, a second-year mentee, is one of the students involved in the Stoked Mentoring organization at Brooklyn Latin School in Williamsburg. Through the use of her mentor, Jake, the organization strives to teach teens like her everything from life lessons to career development.
Stoked has been around since 2005 and is now in 11 schools in New York City, and it's looking to expand nationwide.
The program takes teens on a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year that include skateboarding and surfing. It specializes in using a four-year program model called "Stoked for Success" to provide a setting for all students to succeed.
Teens can get involved with the organization through their school.
Stoked says it is always looking for mentors, as the amount of teens in the organization is always growing.