Many successful people within the ECS, Bronx and Stamford family have credited one or more mentors who have made an immense difference in helping them succeed in their formative years. If you’re not mentoring someone, please consider making it apart of your legacy today!
The Bronx and Stamford Excellence network of schools need professional adults who can go the extra mile for our scholars, using their industry connections, college experience, and personal stories as a rudder for scholars asking for guidance, leadership and advice.
What is a mentor?
“Generally, someone who mentors is older, experienced and interested in helping a younger man or woman improve specific skills and develop as a total person over time” according to John Young, a Next Avenue Contributor.
When you are a mentor, your connection with the scholar you're counseling is more complex than a coach, teacher, or tutor role. Those people have a noble responsibility but they do have a specific, compensated task to complete, often involving a short duration and less personal relationship with the scholar. A mentorship means signing up for the whole child whether for a project, a semester or an indifferent amount of time. A mentor sticks with their mentee and "sees it through until the end."
Why Should You Mentor?
Volunteering and mentoring are the sponsorship of Time. Help us ignite a passion for learning, promote kindness and compassion, inspire inquisitive minds, and harness the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of our scholars. Become a member of our supporting community to provide opportunities and experiences that resonate for a lifetime.
For Corporate Mentorship or University Credit opportunities please contact:
Aya Wakamatsu, Director of Development
For Individual Mentorship or Youth Development Internship opportunities please contact:
Kristine Rivera, Director of Family & Community Engagement
For Administrative Internship opportunities please contact:
Melanee Farrah, Director Human Resources