Welcome inaugural Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll inductee BNY Mellon

Basic CMYKMass Mentoring is launching the inaugural Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll to recognize Massachusetts businesses of all sizes that are strengthening communities through engagement of employee, financial, and in-kind resources. In late 2013, we invited businesses and mentoring programs to nominate a company for the Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll. The honorees were recognized at the Jan. 14 Corporate Mentoring Summit at State Street in honor of National Mentoring Month, and in conjunction with the Summit we will be rolling out an inductee in the days around the event. Today’s post recognizing BNY Mellon comes from their nomination submitted by Mass Mentoring.

[caption id="attachment_1478" align="alignright" width="199"]Joanne Jaxtimer from BNY Mellon, left, accepting their award from Amanda Martinez of Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Joanne Jaxtimer from BNY Mellon, left, accepting their award from Amanda Martinez of Big Sister Association of Greater Boston[/caption]

BNY Mellon's philanthropic focus is called Powering Potential, which is designed to help others in need by concentrating on basic needs and workforce development, including investments designed to improve access to employment through job training, education, mentoring and skills development.

BNY Mellon also provides financial support to programs that improve high school graduation rates; mentoring programs that provide meaningful relationships to at-risk in-school youth ; youth internship programs; and scholarship assistance for low-income students.

BNY Mellon's YouthLeaders program, funded by the Arthur F. Blanchard Trust, seeks to inspire young people to enroll in and graduate from college by providing a multi-year meaningful work experience that enhances their capacity to excel in both the professional and academic environment. Today, the program continues to positively impact the lives of Boston’s youth by providing a safe and positive environment during out-of-school time. These meaningful apprentices are combined with programmatic goals such as academic success, professionalism, mentoring, civic engagement, and leadership. Now in its 20th year, 353 YouthLeaders have graduated from the program and more than 90 percent have gone onto college.

BNY Mellon also supports the field of mentoring with donated passes to museums and cultural attractions; training opportunities for nonprofit leaders; and hosting of events such as Why Gender Matters in Mentoring, which was done in collaboration with Big Sister Association of Greater Boston and The Girls' Coalition of Greater Boston. Just a few of the other programs that BNY Mellon supports includes AFC Mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Friends of the Children Boston, Read to a Child, and Youth Villages.

Congratulations to BNY Mellon being named to the Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll.