Jewish Council of Yonkers – Westchester Community Partners

The mission of JCY-Westchester Community Partners is to enhance the educational experience of children in Westchester County through effective learning initiatives and the engagement of volunteer mentors. This is accomplished through 9 programs:

  • SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together)
  • Reading Buddies After School
  • Summer Reading Buddies
  • Reading Buddies After School at The Riverfront Library (SES)
  • Open Book
  • STACK (Students Teach Adults Computer Knowledge)
  • The Holocaust Remembrance Program
  • The Scholarship Program
  • Introduction to America

Jewish Council of Yonkers Volunteer Network

Mentors volunteer in schools to help children learn to read.

Over 500 volunteers at 39 sites in Elmsford, Mount Vernon, Valhalla, White Plains and Yonkers, impact the lives of more than 9000 children and their families in Westchester every year.

Our volunteers read with children in public schools, (The SMART Program, Reading Buddies After School and Introduction to America), in the Library (Reading Buddies After School at The Riverfront Library and Summer Reading Buddies) and in local pediatric waiting rooms (The Open Book). They serve as docents who guide participants through The Holocaust Remembrance Program and read hundreds of essays in our Scholarship Program. High School Students teach computer skills to adults in STACK.

Our programs have improved the literacy and English skills of our students, engaged many Westchester volunteers who make generous contributions of their time and energy, and help to break down barriers between the generations.

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