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Freeporter joins board of Mentor N.Y.

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

Freeporter Andrea Elder-Howell was recently appointed to the Mentor New York Board of Directors. The former SUNY Old Westbury University professor and member of the Nassau County Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Sorority said that working with Mentor New York is another way to support Freeport children.

“As we continue to expand services throughout New York state, we need visionary leadership,”

Last July, Elder-Howell, 59, was named managing director and vice president for legal affairs of PSEG Long Island, and leads its Long Island legal team. She also serves on the Nassau County Girl Scout board of directors, and is an active member of the Sterns Park Civic Association and Jack and Jill of America, a nonprofit that supports African-American mothers and children ages 2 to 19.

January is National Mentoring Month. Under way now is a statewide effort to recruit volunteer mentors and highlight the impact they have on young people. According to Mentor New York, some 450,000 children across the state need mentors.

“As we continue to expand services throughout New York state, we need visionary leadership,” said Brenda Jimenez, director of operations and growth strategies at Mentor New York. “We’re ex-cited to have An-drea supporting our growth strategy and helping us close the mentoring gap that exists for children facing adversity across the state and in our local communities.”

Mentor New York provides on-site training for its volunteers to support more than 700 programs serving 64,000 youth. It has overseen mentoring programs at J.W. Dodd Middle School and Freeport High School for the past 15 years. The organization has offices on Long Island and in New York City and Buffalo.

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