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Mouse Professional Mentor Program

Inspire students to pursue careers in tech.

New York City Public Schools partners with Mouse to provide 4,500 students at 50 middle and high schools with specialized Computer Science education. Mouse is a nonprofit founded in 1997, 95% of Mouse’s students are students of color.

As volunteers, you connect the classroom to the real world. You’ll talk to NYC students about your career journey, education, and what it means to work in tech. You’ll instill confidence and a sense of belonging, and may inspire them to join the very companies and professions you represent.

Volunteer Program Details: High-Impact and Low-Effort

Volunteers join classes via Zoom for a 40-minute period. You may volunteer for just one class visit or more. Class visits via Zoom will be scheduled from February 26 to April 20, 2024.

Mouse provides all volunteers with easy-to-follow outlines to guide your classroom discussion. We want your time with students to be meaningful and impactful for everyone.

What Are Mouse Students Studying?

You will be volunteering with students enrolled in Mouse’s Design League course — a semester-long Computer Science program where students design an original app or digital product that helps solve a problem in their community. These apps frequently address issues including: student mental health; asylum seeker resources; climate change, etc.

Who Can Volunteer?

Our volunteers are professionals at any stage of their careers who use technology in their work. Volunteers participate via Zoom, so you can be based anywhere — you do not need to be local to the New York City area.

Students are especially eager to hear from volunteers with experience in product management, software engineering, UI/UX, data science, advertising and marketing, design, finance, media, law, AI, supply chain, IT, account management, and beyond.

Representation matters. Mouse students reflect the diversity of NYC — and so do our volunteers. Please join our community of volunteers from Google, Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon, Royal Bank of Canada, CVS Health, and dozens of other leading employers.

Volunteers will be invited to join Mouse in Manhattan for an in-person information session and social reception on February 13. Details to follow.

Questions? Want to learn about other opportunities to support Mouse's work?

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Mouse volunteer experience. It was awesome being able to engage with students as they looked for ways to improve society through technology."

– Andrew Pendleton, Director of Design Systems at Verizon

If you are a professional who cares about advancing career opportunities for young people, giving back to New York City Public School students, or creating a more equitable and inclusive tech future—volunteer with Mouse.

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