Fordham students sought as college-prep mentors

Gabelli School students know about history — much more than their peers at business schools where there isn’t a liberal arts core.

Why not put your history knowledge to work, helping high school students aim for college?

The History Makers program is looking for college students to be mentors in its five-week academic program for New York City teenagers. The goal is to help those kids make a college degree a reality. So ….

  • Need a summer job?
  • Interested in educational justice?
  • Like working with inspiring young people?

If yes, yes and yes, apply for History Makers. Mentors help program participants see history beyond the textbook. They hone their mentees’ critical reading, writing, research and presentation skills, and they lead small-group discussions, research projects and field excursions. The program is based here at Fordham.

 

Compensation:

  • Free on-campus housing (June 23 through August 2)
  • $2,000 stipend (half paid at program’s midway point, remainder at the end)
  • An unlimited MetroCard (for July)

Application process:

 

Van Cortlandt House Bronx history museum photograph courtesy of Marjorie Lipan on Flickr’s Creative Commons.

 

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