Get Involved in StuyPrep!

StuyPrep coach, George Zheng, working with his group of StuyPrep students

StuyPrep was founded in 2016 by the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association (SHSAA) to assist middle school students from underrepresented areas of NYC gain admission to Stuyvesant and other NYC specialized high schools. The Program is funded and operated by the SHSAA, entirely volunteer-driven, and free for all students accepted into the Program.

StuyPrep is about to begin its third year of the Program and we are seeking passionate Stuyvesant alumni and current students who can be coaches (mentors, tutors, and role models) for middle school students who participate in the Program.

Key Information:

  • As a coach, you will be working in small groups with rising eighth graders from underrepresented groups to help them prepare for the SHSAT. You will have considerable autonomy to help guide the experience and development of your mentees.
  • Time Commitment: Seven Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting on Saturday, August 24, 2020 and ending on Saturday, October 25, 2020 (some weekends will be subject to cancellation due to national holidays and the SHSAT test date.)
  • All Saturday morning sessions to take place at Stuyvesant (345 Chambers Street)

Before the students even meet with you, they will have taken a SHSAT Preparation course taught by Kaplan. However you will have tremendous impact on the lives of these students by:

  • Working with them to help them prepare for the SHSAT
  • Guiding them through the process of selecting a high school
  • Discussing high school life and preparing them for what to expect
  • Serving as a positive role model

For more information, please visit the StuyPrep website. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected].

Help deserving students get into the high schools of their dreams!

Sign up to be a StuyPrep Coach!

If you are interested in another opportunity working with children from the community through the New York Public Library (“NYPL”), please contact Michael Rios (a Stuyvesant alumnus) at [email protected]. The NYPL is running a similar program through their branches aimed at helping to prepare local children for the SHSAT as well.