About the New American Program
NAP is Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC’s specialized mentoring program, helping children from immigrant families overcome the unique obstacles they may face while navigating culture, language, and customs different from their home environment. NAP currently supports the Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean speaking communities in New York City, with our greatest need being Male volunteers to be matched with the boys on our wait-list. Among the Little Brothers and Little Sisters matched in NAP
- 96% show significant improvement in psychological resiliency
- 85% show great progress in academic achievement, emotional health, and overall ability to adjust to life in a new country
- 90% report heightened self esteem
BBBS of NYC is considered the founding agency of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Since 1904, our mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.