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New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks to State Mentoring Partnerships
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - about the 1.1 million students in the NY public school system.
New York City Schools Chancellor, Dennis Walcott speaking at the States Caucus
Viacom hosted the State Mentoring Partnerships at a spectacular venue overlooking Times Square. Jean Cohen, ED of NYC and Long Island Mentoring Partnership, spoke about New York's commitment to mentoring. Check back for more information as the meeting continues.
Some highlights of the meeting include:
Spotlight on amazing Reelworks mentor/mentee pair - Amy Lawday and Emily Batista
MENTOR's Founder, Geoff Boisi, introduced Ean Garrett and his new book, "Rebirth of a Dream"
Mayor Bloomberg addressed importance of mentoring (see article here).
28 state and local mentoring partnerships spoke for over two hours about the myriad success and positive impact of their partnerships
"Mentoring was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. One of my mentees is 41 and the other is 42" - Chancellor Walcott
"Mayor Bloomberg has made a significant investment in mentoring and also in defining it. He has taken a hard look at shaping mentoring as a city-wide effort." Chancellor Walcott