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.