Our Snowden mentorship activities continue to gain stregth!  We have held 6 meetings with the ninth graders this year so far, most recently, a scavenger hunt at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, which is an important neighborhood resource for Snowden students.


Our most recent Snowden meeting on March 16 was a field trip to visit mentor, Felicia Jiang '18,  at her office at Sasaki, where we had a tour including the high-tech model making, a panel in the conference room, and snacks in the kitchen.  Let us know if you would be willing to host a visit from the Princeton-Snowden mentoring program at your career home in the future.


There are  9 more Thursdays that are on the books for this school year.
  • March 30
  • April 6
  • April 13
  • April 27
  • May 4
  • May 11
  • May 18
  • May 25
  • June 1
 (Note that March 2 and March 23 are currently "off.")



Some meeting topics are nearly in place, and some will evolve and be claimed as we go forward.  We're working on a visit to Judge Paul Wilson '75 at the  Suffolk Superior Court, and a hike in the city led by Kiera Carlisle '98, a former Outdoor Action leader.  We're considering a Meyer-Briggs or similar workshop with a guidance counselor who has this training, and a visit from Gail Snowden, a retired Boston banking executive and the daughter of the founders of the school, being interviewed by Bithiah Carter s'89, the founder of New England Blacks in Philanthropy...I will be very pleased if we can fit all of these into our format this spring.  There are additional slots for other ideas that bubble up from the Princeton alumni community.  We have are a variety of meetings and ideas from previous years to fall back on as needed, but the most exciting thing of all is to have a variety of interested adults appear to interact with the students.  Even better if the adults are able to visit repeatedly and get to know the students over time.  Local alumni and friends are welcome to come forward with meeting ideas that you would like to present as a one-off or to come and assist with a meeting, with no need to prepare anything in advance.  It is a big help to have adults to facilitate conversation in small groups or help with logistics and group dynamics.  Students have expressed interest in card and board games and crafts--interspersed with more serious topics.



Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 9 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the Commonwealth Salon at the Boston Public Library at Copley.  Mentor, Anita Doar of Top Tier Admissions, will give a talk on "What Ninth Graders Need to Know About the College Admission Process."  We will have interactive portions of the presentation when it will be useful to have additional mentors in the break out groups.  Reply to Mary Koger '86, mkskoger@alumni.princeton.edu if you would like to attend.