A Teen Mentoring Program
Created & Driven by Teenagers
#HuntersWorld is a teen peer mentoring program – created and driven by teenagers.
It has been designed to give teenagers a safe place free of judgment to learn to talk about their challenges with the support of their peers.
#HuntersWorld aims to bring these benefits to high school students throughout Jersey City and beyond.
Mentor Training Program:
July 6th- August 28th.
Our weekly meetings are currently on pause as we train the next round of mentors.
Join us every Wednesday beginning September 9th.
WHO WE ARE
Hunter was fearless and outgoing and had an unforgettable sense of humor. More than that, he was a staunchly loyal friend with a gift for making those around him feel safe, heard and accepted. It is with this kind and sincere approach that we have created #HuntersWorld - something that exemplifies how Hunter lived - and what we all miss most about him.
#HuntersWorld has been created with the purpose of giving teenagers a safe place, free of judgment, to learn to talk about and work through their challenges with the support of their peers. When they learn to share with their mentors, they'll build a strong foundation of self-worth that they will continue to foster through high school, college and adulthood. In today's environment, teenagers face an unprecedented amount of pressure and stress. Approximately 1 in 5 teenagers suffer from a mental health disorder - most commonly depression and anxiety. Left unchecked, these mental health issues can lead teens down the road to making dangerous choices such as violence, substance abuse and even suicide. #HuntersWorld aims to fight this crisis among our teens by destigmatizing these mental health issues and teaching them to talk about their challenges.
Recent studies show peer mentoring has a measurable positive impact on self-esteem, building relationships with adults, and teen's attitudes toward school. #HuntersWorld aims to bring these benefits to high school students throughout Jersey City and beyond.
Board of Directors
Hunter’s World is in the process of developing the Board of Directors for this, the inaugural year of the Hunter’s World Foundation. We are seeking members with specific skillsets to assist us with both long and short term development and participation in our BOD. Although we are accepting additional members of the Board as well, our immediate needs include a CPA, legal counsel and anyone with expertise in adolescent mental health, fundraising, public education and marketing/publicity. If you have any of these skills and are interested in being involved, please reach out to us and let us know of your interest.
Interested in getting involved? We are always looking for an extra set of hands for a multitude of tasks - please reach out to us and let us know of your interest.
Teenagers Interested in Participating
We welcome all high school students to attend. Our meetings are weekly - Wednesdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please reach out and we will help coordinate transportation directly from your school to our meeting location.
Want to learn more about the extent of our services? Get in touch with us today and swing by for a visit!