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The JCY-Westchester Community Partner’s mission is to enhance the educational experience of children in Westchester County through effective learning initiatives and the engagement of volunteer mentors.

I2A is an Intergenerational program for high school students who have recently arrived in this country and have Limited English Proficiency (LEP).


Our goal is to provide newly arrived immigrant students with a bilingual mentor who can offer a safe, comfortable haven within their own school where the student can receive academic and personal assistance. A bilingual mentor will give a student the chance to pose questions and share his/her opinion.

Our two ENL Centers, are open throughout the school day in Yonkers High School and Lincoln High School for students to receive language, academic, social, and cultural assistance.

Intro2America is designed to increase students’ communication skills in  English and to foster familiarity with American culture.



“The opportunity for one-on-one shared reading time is priceless for an emergent reader. Mentors have provided a great deal of one-on-one support to students performing below grade level. Students have made progress.”