South Orangetown Central School District

More than a dozen professionals from the fields of finance, broadcast media, human resources, law enforcement, science and marine engineering attended the October 21 Mentor Meet & Greet to learn about volunteer opportunities in our schools.

“According to the latest research, building industry partnerships is critically important to ensuring the success of our students,” explains Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services Karen Tesik, Ed.D. “As our district focuses on supporting students in becoming college and career ready, the Family Engagement Center (FEC) serves as a platform to support community engagement in this area.”

Prospective volunteers had a chance to speak directly with Tappan Zee High School students involved with the Science Research, Senior Seminar, Computer Science Capstone courses, as well as the robotics team and Computer Science Club, about mentorship and internship needs, and career aspirations.

FEC Coordinator AJ Walker reports that more than 20 community members who were unable to attend the event have already reached out to express interest in getting involved. Mentors and internship hosts are still needed in the following fields: advertising, computer science, construction, cybersecurity, digital media, engineering, environmental science, graphic design, law, nutrition science, medicine (pediatrics, emergency room, dermatology) and television broadcasting. Interested? Email or call (845) 680-1059.

Adult speaking with student with adult writing in foreground