The Alumni Mentoring Program

Be a mentor to current students!

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Support Stuyvesant’s living legacy and dynamic student body

Founded by Stuyvesant alumna YanJie Hou ’06 in 2014 and powered by hundreds of alumni volunteers, the Stuyvesant Alumni Mentoring Program is an 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

If you’re a new alumni mentor interested in the Alumni Mentoring Program, please fill out this interest form. If you’re a returning mentor, please email [email protected] for alternative steps.

Mentor Recruiting season usually occurs in November – December of a given school year. Mentor applications are closed for the 2023-2024 School Year however you can still sign up via the interest form and we will reach out in December 2024 about the 2024-2025 Program Year.

Current Stuyvesant students interested in being mentees in the Mentoring Program, please go here.

The Power of Alumni

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 2023-24 Program year, mentors and mentees will have a choice between being a part of an in-person cohort or a virtual cohort. From late January – June of 2024, each alumni mentor will have five to six meetings with his/her mentees and Mentoring Cohort either at Stuyvesant or via Zoom.

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 five in-person sessions (2 hours each) OR six virtual sessions (1.5 hours each)

If you’re interested in being a mentor, please fill out this interest form. We will reach out about a mentor orientation that will provide more information on the program curriculum and calendar, time commitment, and other FAQs around December 2023.


Thank You

The 2022-23 Program Year helped over 160 students and marked the first year we returned to in-person programming since 2020. You can view all the participants of this year’s Alumni Mentoring Program in our 2023 Cohort Yearbook.

We would like to thank the 80 alumni mentors who have committed their time to helping out their Stuyvesant student mentees during the 2022-23 Program Year. And an even bigger round of applause to our team of 2022-23 Mentor Leaders who spend dozens of hours leading their cohorts and preparing for group discussions:

  • Bill Weiss ’80 – Program Director, Mentor Leader for Cohort #1
  • Isaac Young ’99 – Mentor Leader for Cohort #3
  • YanJie Hou ’06 – Program Director, Mentor Leader for Cohort #5 & Cohort #7
  • Jennifer Schlesinger ’08 – Mentor Leader for Cohort #4
  • Sadman Islam ’09 – Mentor Leader for Cohort #6
  • Ikram Hoque ’11 – Mentor Leader for Cohort #2
  • Rachael Biscocho ’12 – Program Manager, Mentor Leader for Cohort #9
  • Jae Ahn ’14 – Mentor Leader for Cohort #8
  • Jason Lee ’15 – Mentor Leader for Cohort #10

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.