Alum Participate in 8th Grade Mentoring Day

By Stephanie Pilla, Alumni Relations Manager
 On April 1, Manhattan Country School's 8th graders took part in Mentoring Day.  This annual event connects our graduating students with MCS community members, including alumni, current/former parents, and friends. The goal of Mentoring Day is to provide an opportunity for the students to meet professionals in the work world while exploring personal interests and engaging in hands-on experience. Mentoring Day also offers mentors an opportunity to share their knowledge.

This year, students spent the morning with several alumni, current parents and teachers exploring fields ranging from journalism to the performing arts. The alumni who participated included Nick Goldberg '72, Associate Editor and Op-Ed Columnist at the  Los Angeles Times; Steven Melendez '01, artistic director and dancer; and Justy Kosek '06, theater performer, director and writer. Several current MCS parents also served as mentors and introduced students to the fields of architecture, interior design, media arts, the restaurant industry, software development, and midwifery.  Two 8th graders also spent the morning shadowing and helping in the 5-6s classrooms.

If you are interested in serving as mentor in the future, please email

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