La Salle Mentors

La Salle Mentors is a new addition to La Salle Academy’s Flagship Programming as of 2018. Through La Salle Mentors, students will meet with our mentoring network, which consists of La Salle’s distinguished alumni and friends, on a monthly basis after school throughout the academic year.

Mentorship programs are known to promote academic excellence, improved attendance and boost graduation and college admission rates and a better overall performance. La Salle Mentors will also expand relationships and networking within our Lasallian family and focus on promoting overall confidence so our La Salle students are sure to succeed.

As a Prospective Student/Parent, here’s what to expect:

  • With 170 years and counting under our belt, we have a vast network of alumni and friends at La Salle living and working in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Mentoring programs are proven to increase student success as well as personal and professional development.
  • Students will meet one-on-one and in group settings with our pool of pre-approved mentors throughout the school year at La Salle.
  • La Salle Mentors is free, safe and beneficial to your son’s future success.

As a Mentor, here’s what to expect:

  • Following a formal approval process and training, you will meet with La Salle students one-on-one and in group settings at monthly meetings throughout the academic year.
  • As a mentor, you will be investing and making a difference in the life of a young La Salle man by sharing your experience and network.
  • La Salle Mentors will allow you to expand your personal and professional network by offering you the opportunity to meet with other La Salle alumni and friends living and working in NYC.
  • La Salle Mentors is free, safe and beneficial to both you and the student mentees. You will play a key role in shaping the lives of La Salle students.

Note: To ensure the safety of program participants, mentors will be vetted and complete an approval process that adhere to best practices associated with programs of this nature.

“As a veteran La Salle Academy faculty member of 40+ years, I am happy to be directing this new flagship program. Mentoring will provide our students with guidance, leadership and opportunities for years to come.  The program will nurture results that our boys will rely on as they enter college and eventually in their chosen career. I am looking forward to the paths this program will present to us as individuals and as a Lasallian community.” – Ann Straub, Director of La Salle Mentors

“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. When I was a student at La Salle, I was on the receiving end of mentorship and scholarship. Today, I am humbled to be on the distributing end. Helping somebody else is huge.” – Stephon Barnes ’97, La Salle Academy Alumnus, Board Trustee and Co-Chair of La Salle Mentors.

“I have found having mentors to be invaluable in my life and in my career. In this program, we hope to provide some guidance to the students of La Salle and we hope that the mentorship provided will help guide through their high school years and beyond.” – John W. Sullivan III, Esq., La Salle Academy Board Trustee and Co-Chair of La Salle Mentors.