Our mission is to provide talented, underprivileged high school students with the opportunity to reach their full potential. We recognize that this requires a holistic approach, and we therefore provide comprehensive tutoring and mentoring to the students throughout their entire high school career. Students are matched one-to-one to a mentor for their entire high school career. We hope to be the tutors, friends, and role models that our students need to flourish.
What We Do
Project Rousseau matches college students one-to-one with high school students who are in the same stages of their respective educations (9th graders with college freshmen, 10th graders with college sophomores, etc), so that each of our mentees has one mentor for his or her entire high school career. The goal of the program is to maximize high school students’ potential to thrive in a college environment; we strive to give every mentee the opportunity of a college education.
This is a very exciting time for Project Rousseau, and we are looking forward to our new initiatives. In July, we will be bringing a group of mentees to Washington D.C., a wonderful opportunity for them to learn and be exposed to our government and our history. This December, a group of Project Rousseau volunteers will be conducting French seminars in Haiti. With many new chapters opening up across the country and around the world, we look forward both to supporting our new mentees and the Project Rousseau Exchange Program, which will be launched in the summer of 2012.