A Call to Mentor

Berna Barshay is deeply involved in helping at-risk kids in Harlem.


When Berna Barshay did a volunteer teaching stint in an elementary school junior achievement class more than a decade ago in New York’s Chinatown neighborhood, she came away discouraged. Most pupils were attentive and respectful, but every week the same few students would disrupt the class.

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