Governor's Committee on Scholastic Achievement (in New York)
152 West 57th Street
The Governor’s Committee on Scholastic Achievement (GCSA) is a nimble nonprofit that partners with schools and corporations to provide one-to-one workplace-based mentoring across the four years of high school (and beyond!) in order to equip young people from under-resourced communities for college and career success. GCSA provides youth with unique opportunities to experience first-hand the “world of work,” develops relationships between mentees and mentors who can serve as role models, and provides innovative guidance to students as they develop their goals and focus on their future.
The GCSA Mentoring Program is committed to supporting historically underserved communities by effectively building relationships between schools, corporate partners, and mentors that help develop students into dynamic young leaders and future entrepreneurs. GCSA selects, matches, and supports mentor pairings, providing a comprehensive calendar year of after-school activities, enrichment, counseling, and special events. Through the sharing of life and work experiences, mentors help participating youth understand the value of work, discipline, and the need for academic achievement. This mentor-mentee interaction also provides youth with tools to solve problems, meet goals, and learn how to navigate a variety of educational, social, and vocational situations in order to achieve postsecondary success.