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Strike a Chord

Bringing awareness to local issues, and connecting volunteers with opportunities to make a difference.

WFUV is supported by a community of smart, curious, caring people. At WFUV we're committed to supporting community organizations doing good work in the NY area. We spotlight a particular issue every quarter. You'll hear related Cityscape programs and news features, and public service announcements for local organizations. WFUV's Community Advisory Board contributes their ideas; if you have any suggestions for themes, please contact sac@wfuv.org.

Mentored kids

Winter, 2016: Mentors for At-Risk Youth

You can't underestimate the value of positive role models in the lives of young people, especially those at risk. This winter, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on mentoring programs in the tri-state region.

Hebrew Home of Riverdale
The Norwalk Mentor Program
C.A.S.H. Mentoring with National Black Association, MBA
PLOT For Youth-Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow
Mentoring USA
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bergen Volunteer Center
Future 5
Roots and Wings Foundation

Watch our panel discussion produced in conjunction with Bronxnet Television here.

Our panel includes the following guests:

  • Liza Austria, co-founder of UpBeat NYC. The organization uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of kids in the South Bronx
  • Jim SaintGermain, co-founder of PLOT, which stands for Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow.  The mentoring program is based in Brooklyn.
  • Manuel Piedra and Jeffrey Ampratwum from the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffery is the Bronx BSA Staffer and Manuel is a Star Scout from the Bronx who runs after-school programs.

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Family Caregivers: Fall, 2015

Our panel includes the following guests:

  •     Liza Austria, co-founder of UpBeat NYC. The organization uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of kids in the South Bronx.
  •     Jim SaintGermain, co-founder of PLOT, which stands for Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow.  The mentoring program is based in Brooklyn.
  •     Manuel Piedra and Jeffrey Ampratwum from the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffery is the Bronx BSA Staffer and Manuel is a Star Scout from the Bronx who runs after-school programs.
     

- See more at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc...

Our panel includes the following guests:

  •     Liza Austria, co-founder of UpBeat NYC. The organization uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of kids in the South Bronx.
  •     Jim SaintGermain, co-founder of PLOT, which stands for Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow.  The mentoring program is based in Brooklyn.
  •     Manuel Piedra and Jeffrey Ampratwum from the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffery is the Bronx BSA Staffer and Manuel is a Star Scout from the Bronx who runs after-school programs.
     

- See more at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc...

Our panel includes the following guests:

  •     Liza Austria, co-founder of UpBeat NYC. The organization uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of kids in the South Bronx.
  •     Jim SaintGermain, co-founder of PLOT, which stands for Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow.  The mentoring program is based in Brooklyn.
  •     Manuel Piedra and Jeffrey Ampratwum from the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffery is the Bronx BSA Staffer and Manuel is a Star Scout from the Bronx who runs after-school programs.
     

- See more at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc...

Our panel includes the following guests:

  •     Liza Austria, co-founder of UpBeat NYC. The organization uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of kids in the South Bronx.
  •     Jim SaintGermain, co-founder of PLOT, which stands for Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow.  The mentoring program is based in Brooklyn.
  •     Manuel Piedra and Jeffrey Ampratwum from the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffery is the Bronx BSA Staffer and Manuel is a Star Scout from the Bronx who runs after-school programs.
     

- See more at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc... Caregivers: Fall, 2015

When you're faced with having to care for a sick or disabled loved one, you're bound to encounter a set of new responsibilities - many of which might be unfamiliar or intimidating. This Fall, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing on the needs and challenges of family caregivers.

Watch our Bronxnet Television panel discussion on the topic here.

Here are some of the organizations supporting family caregivers in our area: