Clear Direction Mentoring provides immersive experiences and mentorship in the STEM fields for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged high school students. Through our PhD and MD/PhD student mentors, we leverage our human capital and professional networks to provide career-shaping STEM experiences to:
- first generation college entrants
- overlooked students with untapped potential to pursue education in STEM fields
- high school students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups as defined by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Based in New York City, the Clear Direction Mentoring has provided over 1,000 mentorship hours with unprecedented depth of connection. The opportunities provided to all Clear Direction fellows include: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and Biotechnology Academies, in-lab experiential learning, and 1-on-1 mentorship with PhD and MD/PhD students. These unique experiences last throughout the 2 years of formal mentorship. In addition, a burgeoning Clear Direction Alumni Network will continue expand as the program matures and matriculates go on to succeed. While other incredible Science immersion programs provide meaningful exposures to STEM ideas, Clear Direction Mentoring provides the relationships and career development resources aspiring STEM professionals require to build their network, pursue higher education, and lead in their chosen fields.
Funding: Clear Direction Mentoring is currently pursuing incorporation and 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Status. The organization has been made possible thus far through generous support from the Synberc “Expanding Potential Seed Projects” Grant, NYU Sackler Administration, Student Council, Office of Diversity Affairs, and Post-Doctoral Diversity Initiatives, and personal donations.
Please contact ClearDirectionMentoring@Gmail.com with questions or correspondence.