Mentorship Program

This program was born out of an urgent community in helping to change a spike in crimes among young people. Majority of them are first general Gambian whose parents hardly speak English. These children face cultural alienation at school while having little or no support system at home from mostly illiterate parents who are working around the clock. This situation creates a sense of frustration in them and forces to them gravitate towards the streets, which are infested with gangs and drugs.

GAN was form at the backdrop of this reality. On the day of launching GAN, a renounce community leader, imam KABA, made an emotional appeal to us to help their teenagers. In his own words , “we have lost our children”. Some of these kids have drop out of school while others are in jail. Some parents had their children taken from them.

Our mentorship program is currently being offered at two community centers in the Bronx, one at Webster Ave and the other at Sheridan Ave.

GAN Tutoring Services

VolunteersGAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides quality, classroom-based tutoring to students/adults in the Bronx-- absolutely free.

Q: Is GAN Tutoring really free? Yes. GAN stands to make education accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere-- absolutely free. We don’t charge a fee to students, tutors, or nonprofits.

Q: I’m an educator-- what options do I have? As an educator (teacher, school administrator, counselor, etc.), we are always seeking volunteers to help promote and deliver services that would impact lives within our community. Should you need more information about how you could help, please send an email to, let us know what you would like to know more about, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.