Friday October 11, 2013

Judge Judy Mentoring Program Begins 7th Year In Helping Mamaroneck Girls

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Judge Judy Sheindlin will kick off her seventh year of helping female students from White Plains, Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Mamaroneck schools, through the "Her Honor Mentoring" program.

Sheindlin, the presiding judge on “Judge Judy,” the No. 1 television show in national syndication, funds the program, which is administered by the Westchester County Office for Women, a division of the County Executive’s Office, and the Mental Health Association of Westchester.

Her Honor Mentoring was developed by the TV judge’s daughter, Nicold Sheindlin.  It matches promising young women from six local high schools with professional women who provide hands-on work experience, advice and guidance about succeeding in the workplace, a press release said.

This year, 42 mentors and mentees will join Sheindlin and County Executive Rob Astorino at a luncheon at the Larchmont Shore Club on Thursday, Oct. 10 to kick off the program’s seventh season.

The schools chosen for the program are Mamaroneck High School, Mount Vernon High School, Nelson Mandela High School in Mount Vernon, Nellie A. Thornton High School in Mount Vernon, Saunders High School in Yonkers and White Plains High School.

The girls were selected with the help of their school districts and will receive stipends for their work, the release said.

They will spend a minimum of four hours per week for six months with their mentor at her work site, and benefit from various resources and services, according to the release.