Professional Mentoring Program

Building successful partnerships between professionals, corporations and the Harlem YMCA, all for the benefit of our community's youth.


The bai Professional Mentoring program connects motivated New York City teens with acknowledged successful professional adults to realize their full potential through a variety of academic and social resources and experiences.  

Mentors have been recognized as Achievers or Rising Stars in Industry at the Harlem YMCA’s Annual Achievers in Industry Gala, referred by a Achiever Alumnae, or recommended by their respective corporations to participate in this program.   

Mentors are linked with mentees based on mentee’s career goal and Mentor’s area of expertise, as well as their common hobbies/personal interests.  Mentors and Mentees develop their own schedule of educational, social and recreational activities, based on their mutual schedules, and participate in a host of YMCA events during the school year that nurture a mentoring relationship. 

Mentors are encouraged to assist the YMCA in the efforts of conducting quality workshops and seminars, which focus on college readiness and career and personal development.

Applications will be due by September 8, 2017.

For inquiries, contact Ibrahim Diakite, Youth Coordinator, at 212-912-2125 or