Mentoring for underserved NYC Youth

V-ELMS, an acronym for Virtual Education Life Skills Mentoring Services, is a non-profit, assisting students who have potential, but need support because of their socio-economic stratum. 

These are children who cannot afford even the basic requirements of living - shelter to live, food to eat and clothes to wear. Many do not have parents or guardians that can guide and support them. These are the underserved.

Our mission is to create a supportive environment that engages and empowers these  children. Through one-on-one mentorship and a focus on STEM, we help each student unlock their full potential. Our hope is that by succeeding  in school (starting in 5th grade) and assisting them get to college, they will be able to live more independent and meaningful lives.  In fact, we now have four students attending college -  a remarkable, life-changing accomplishment for these students, and their families.

Currently we have 400 students in our program and over 120 volunteers. Donations allows each student to have a computer, access to resources,  workshops and field trips. 

”I’m thankful to be part of V-ELMS, with kind people who care about making me a better student”.

"V-ELMS has given me a better understanding of life and the problems in the world.  It has also helped me with my homework and classwork."



  • Alex Bloom 
    • $10 
    • 3 d
  • Corinne Williams 
    • $10 
    • 4 d
  • Paula Bloom 
    • $200 
    • 7 d


Paula Bloom 
Brooklyn, NY
Virtual Education Life Skills Mentoring Services V-Elms Inc (V-Elms) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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