Founded by Stuyvesant alumna YanJie Hou in 2014 and powered by hundreds of alumni volunteers, the Stuyvesant Alumni Mentoring Program is a Stuyvesant Alumni Association-funded initiative that helps students:

  • Explore different professions and industries for their paths after college
  • Broaden their focus and interest outside of academics
  • Develop important social and professional skills for long-term success

Students interested in being mentees in the Mentoring Program, please go here.

Alumni volunteers will be matched with a current student by career interests and other factors. Mentor/mentee pairs will be grouped in a mentoring cohort that will explore a different topic (academics, extracurriculars, resume editing, interview prep, etc.) each week.

For the 2020-21 Program semester, each alumni mentor will have six meetings with his/her mentees and Mentoring Cohort, all taking place in a facilitated Zoom meeting that lasts 90 minutes long.

Alumni who participate in the Mentoring Program will have the chance to:

  • Make a difference in the lives of current Stuyvesant students
  • Meet and collaborate with other Stuyvesant alumni throughout the course of a few meetings
  • Engage and enhance the Stuyvesant community in a structured setting


  • Be a college graduate
  • Commit to a maximum of six mentoring sessions

Mentor Applications for the 2020-21 School Year are now closed. If you’re interested in being a mentor, please check back in during the Fall of 2021 when we re-start our new Program cycle for the 2021-22 School Year.

We would like to thank the 100+ alumni mentors who have committed their time to helping out a Stuyvesant student this year. And an even bigger round of applause to our team of 2020-21 Mentor Leaders who spend dozens of hours leading their cohorts and preparing for group discussions:

  • Bill Weiss ’80
  • Lillian Seu ’01
  • Sam Dolgin-Gardner ’04
  • Yevgeniy Rikhterman ’04
  • Konstantin Alperovich ’06
  • YanJie Hou ’06
  • Liz Livingstone ’06
  • Flora Ng ’06
  • Deep Parikh ’06
  • Jason Fan ’07
  • Jennifer Schlesinger ’08
  • Sadman Islam ’09
  • Alice Anichkin ’12
  • Rachael Biscocho ’12
  • Evan Gao ’12

And thank you to all the alumni who have donated to the Stuy Fund. This program would not be possible without your generosity and support.