STOMP- Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program
Chancellor Carmen Fariña and City Council Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, in the 2014-2015 school year, named us a Respect For All School. See NYCDOE news feed here. In the news feed, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is quoted saying, “We have one of the most diverse student populations in the world and it is vitally important that we help students celebrate and embrace that diversity” STOMP is our way of encouraging this vision.
STOMP (Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program) was first launched in the 2013-2014 school year. The pioneer group, consisting of our own guidance counselor, Mrs. Betty Tang, social worker, Ms. Estela Hernandez and lead teacher, Ms. Lauren Fusaro, spearheaded the development and implementation of the curriculum. Through this program, small groups of diverse students meet with in-house volunteer teachers. The teachers facilitate meetings to foster positive relationships between students and to empower students in becoming active members of their school community. We are proud to say that each year the program grows in both student and teacher involvement. With the help of student and teacher feedback the curriculum is also refined to best advance our goals.
Current activities include:
Small Group Discussions
Trips to institutions such as museums and theaters
Academic and social-skills building projects
College Readiness - HS/College School Visits
Career Readiness- Meet & Greet with Professionals
Please visit the NYCDOE's page on Respect For All initiative here to see how you could also help promote "inclusion and respect for all people of all backgrounds."