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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.
Reading Buddies After School

 Volunteer adult and high school mentors work with students one-on-one or in small groups to provide weekly support for general literacy skills and homework assignments in nine schools across Westchester.

Reading Buddies After School was launched in the Spring of 2008 at one location in Southwest Yonkers and has continued to grow. 

This year our Program is being held in:


School 13

Roosevelt High School


White Plains

George Washington

Mamaroneck Ave


Post Road

Church Street



Lee F. Jackson


“The program gave the mentors an opportunity to connect with the children and to allow the mentors to build the student’s self-esteem.”

“I like having a high school mentor. They help with my homework.”



“The RBAS mentors are important to our students in helping to increase their motivation and engagement in school. Having a mentor that will listen to students and spend some time together engaging in activities not only increases a students’ self-esteem but also their confidence.”