Tuesday June 9, 2015

Judge Judy Mentoring Organization Graduates 51 Westchester Women

Fifty-one promising young women and their professional female mentors were celebrated recently during the Her Honor Mentoring Graduation at the Larchmont Shore Club.

Funded by Judge Judy Sheindlin, the presiding judge on the TV show Judge Judy, and developed by her daughter, Nicole Sheindlin, Her Honor Mentoring is administered by the Westchester County Office for Women, a division of County Executive Astorino's Office, and The Mental Health Association of Westchester. Mentees were selected this year from the following high schools: Lincoln, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, Nellie Thornton, Saunders and White Plains.

"It is my profound wish that having had the experience of Her Honor Mentoring will help these fine young women become the heroes of their own stories," said Judge Sheindlin. The girls were selected with the help of their school districts and received stipends for their work. They spent a minimum of four hours per week for six months with their mentor at her work site. In addition, the girls took courses on topics including budgeting money, business attire, professional expectations, healthy relationships, dining etiquette, public speaking and advocacy.