Center for Talented Youth/Goldman Sachs Scholars E-Mentoring Program
2000 to 2002

The Center for Talented Youth/Goldman Sachs Scholars mentoring project engages from 50 to 100 high-achieving minority middle-school students from the New York City area in intensive summer academic programs at universities across the country and distance learning opportunities during the school year. The mentoring component of the program helps students explore entrepreneurship through the support and guidance of adult mentors. Teams of students and mentors meet one Saturday a month to develop a business plan using a curriculum developed by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. CCT initially recruited Goldman Sachs executives and students at Columbia Business School and Barnard College as mentors and provided them with training and support. In addition, we created and managed email listservs for the teams, which allows them to continue their collaborative work in between meetings.


Laura Jeffers (PI)
Michelle Armstrong