Princeton, Boston Public School Celebrate Mentoring Program

May 1, 2000 4:10 p.m.

Ten years ago, Princeton University alumni began mentoring low-income students at Boston's Muriel S. Snowden International School, hoping to expose the students to a broad range of academic and non-academic opportunities. On May 2, Princeton President Harold Shapiro will meet the Snowden students and their mentors to honor their work and celebrate the program's anniversary.

Since it began, the Snowden / Princeton and Friends Mentoring Program, run by the Princeton Association of New England, has matched between 15 and 50 mentors each year with students at the public school.

The commitment is substantial: Mentors must speak with their students at least once a week over the phone and meet with them at least twice a month. In addition, group meetings featuring speakers or entertainers are held at Boston's Old South Church once a month during the school year.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601