KAVI Update - March 9, 2018

KAVI works with youth and community to help build a safer and stronger
central Brooklyn by empowering youth to fulfill their potential.


 Take Our
KAVI Queens & KAVI Kings
to Work Program
April 2nd - April 6th

Many of our KAVI student participants have set career goals, and we would like to help them meet their life goals. For the past few years KAVI has coordinated a job shadowing opportunity called “
Take Our Kings and Queens to Work Week”.

KAVI’s “Take Our Kings and Queens to Work Week” is a work site experience where our students obtain valuable exposure to a professional work environment.

This has been an amazing experience for past KAVI participants!

We hope that through this program our young people will gain greater insight into their fields of interest, as well as become familiar with the structure of a professional work environment.

With the support of our Adult Worksite Mentors, we hope that our KAVI Youth will develop positive lasting connections and a better understanding of workplace etiquette.  

Please let us know if you would like to host a KAVI Student!


KAVI Young Ones (YO!) 



KAVI YO is KAVI’s after school programming for students in 6th through 8th grade living in Central Brooklyn. Youth participants are supported with homework and then led into dyadic group activities that are educational and entertaining.




Even Oprah Gets It! Oprah talks about the importance of trauma informed practices.
Click Here for Video

KAVI Presents at SUNY Downstate



The KAVI Team presented "Violence and Its Impact on Black Men's Health" during the 2nd Annual Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, Jr. Lecture on Black Men’s Health @ SUNY Downstate - Office of Diversity Education and Research.

KAVI Team Members
Tendaji  Bailey - Community Intervention Coordinator
Muhammed-Rilwan Muritala - KAVI Intern/Downstate 4th year Medical Student


"We are excited to about amplifying the voices of emerging leaders within KAVI”
Dr. Robert J. Gore


Support KAVI's Annual Campaign

If you enjoy the work of KAVI and would like to support our on-going programming, please visit our website to submit your donation CLICK HERE.

Thank you again for your continued support of KAVI Brooklyn!



Dear Mentoring in Medicine Family,

 In 2017, it has been a privilege to work with students, parents and educators internationally to inspire and educate them about biomedical careers beginning in elementary school!  We are asking for your help to increase our programming in 2018.  Please consider making a donation to support our mission at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YH8LBEWN4QN3E


In 2017, the MIM Team has accomplished the following:


1-Twelve students accepted to health professional school 

(Brown, City College, Cornell, Dartmouth,  Downstate, Einstein, Howard, Ross, Upstate)

2-Four Informational Webinars for over 2,000 high school and college/post-bac students

3-Monthly Empower Me! Seminars-Live and on-Line

4-Ten Summer Day Camps 

5-Thirty In-School Field Trips in NY, DC, FL and Jamaica

6-Health Science Elective in 8 high schools

7- After School Programs in 10 elementary, middle and high schools

8-Launch of the Parents who STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) Network

9-College/post-baccalaureate internships in the Emergency Department to 120 students

10-Launch of the MIM Teaching Fellows Program that allows college students to educate and mentor middle and high school students.


See examples of the work we are doing below:


Health Science Elective

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/02/foundation-offers-mentorship-to-minority-students-dreaming-medical-careers.html (2 minutes 10 seconds)

Health/Science Expo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOXmhiNWHzk (3 minutes 11 seconds)

We need YOUR support!  


Please help us to raise $10,000 before 2018!  


Donate today at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YH8LBEWN4QN3E 


You may also mail your donation to Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., 3411 Wayne Avenue #678, Bronx, NY 10467. 


All funds will be used to support MIM students and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  You will receive a tax deduction letter within 7 days.


 It takes a village to raise a future health professional!  Thank you in advance for your generous support! 


Happy and healthy 2018 to you and your families!


For the love of our children,


Dr. H


Lynne Holden, MD

Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine

President, Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.


Office Phone:  1-212-252-4086



Changing the Narrative: Black Males in Medicine
Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
1468 Madison Avenue, NY 10029
Hatch Auditorium, Guggenheim Pavilion

Saturday, October 21st
9am to 3pm
Breakfast and Lunch is served
Cost: $FREE$
Register: www.YoungDoctorsDC.org/event-registration-1

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Yes, I Want to be a Doctor: Strategies for Success! Webinar
Do you or someone you know want to apply to medical school to become a physician? The Mentoring in Medicine Team invites you to participate in a free webinar entitled Yes, I Want to be a Doctor: Strategies for Success!

Date:  Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time:  9:00 pm -10:00 pm EST
Location: ONLINE
Sign up today at: https://mimwebinarmpp.eventbrite.com

Dr. Lynne Holden, President of Mentoring in Medicine, will share strategies that will help make you a competitive applicant to medical school. Even if you have been discouraged, Dr. Holden will try to help you navigate the road to medical school. Dr. Holden has helped over 250 students successfully apply to medical school over the past eight years--and she wants to help you to achieve your dream of becoming a physician too!‎

Mentoring in Medicine, Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in the Bronx, NY with national activities. MIM was established in 2007 to help students from elementary school through career with academic enrichment, leadership development, community service and mentoring. Please visit our website at www.medicalmentor.org.

Below is a February 2017 news feature:

The Mentoring in Medicine Team looks forward to assisting you on your journey!

Please spread the word to your friends! Sign up today at https://mimwebinarmpp.eventbrite.com/.

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XQ College Pathfinder — Five essential workbooks that provide students with everything they need to know about the journey from high school to college: how to build a support network, how to apply to college, and how to pay for it.

Sokanu — (pronounced “So Can You”) A career assessment tool that helps students learn more about themselves and the careers they would enjoy based on their personality and interests, including suggested career matches.

Thanks for being a part of the Mentoring in Medicine Family

Despite the snow, we had over 1,000 students, educators and parents attend the 9th Mentoring in Medicine Health and Science Expo. You can view pictures from the event and the program at http://medicalmentor.org/expo/

We plan to expand to additional cities in 2017 and host thousands of students at next year’s Expo. Please consider making a donation. Every dollar helps turn today’s dreamers into tomorrow’s biomedical professionals.

You can make a donation at https://www.paypal.me/mentoringinmedicine

For the Love of Our Children,

Dr. Lynne Holden

P.S. We are not slowing down for the holiday season. Invite a young person to the following no-cost online event:

Attention: Middle School and High School Students
Attend the Online Health and Science Discovery Camp
Learn about the fast growing biomedical and healthcare careers

Date: Wednesday, December 28th
Time: 2pm-6pm EST
Location: Your Computer
Cost: *FREE*

You will be able to conduct research, develop presentations and win prizes

RSVP: https://mimwintercamp.eventbrite.com/

After registration, you will receive a URL to view the “live” web broadcast. Share this with your friends and join us to gain new insights on how to make better academic choices.

Get ready for the New Year with a focus on the hottest careers!

Thanks for being a part of the Mentoring in Medicine Family