Want to be a Parent Mentor?
Adventures in Learning Needs your Help
Adventures in Learning (AIL)
is an after-school educational and enrichment program dedicated to improving the lives of children in need of after-school care and instruction. Housed in the Hagedorn Community Center at the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC, the program provides a warm and caring environment where children develop homework skills while benefiting from computer instruction, literary and math programs, and cultural activities.
AIL seeks your help to partner with their program's parents to form friendships and share parenting ideas that will
- Promote solid family relationships that are critically important to children from infancy through the teen years
- Assist parents gain new insights into parenting skills that will directly affect their children's performance and success in school and beyond
- Help parents address the issues commonly faced by all parents in our culture, and together create solutions for the problems they have with their children
- Connect parents with information, support and community awareness internally as they seek to understand and respect one another
- Promote greater acceptance and understanding of diverse cultures and socio-economic groups within the community
- Increase parent effectiveness as advocates for their families.
Parent mentors would have bimonthly meetings and also participate in parent related activities that address child development issues, educational issues, nutritional cooking instruction, language lessons and other topics related to family life. The parents might also speak by phone once a week to nurture the friendship and support for one another. If you would like to become a parent mentor, contact Diana L. Holden, Executive Director at 516-365-7131 or 516-767-9235 or email her at