Cornell Success Lab

For an hour on the first and third Tuesdays and Thursdays of every block, college mentors in the GIRLSS Group program get together with a group of middle school girls and participate in fun and instructive activities including crafts, talent shows, and service work.  Cornell students help the middle schoolers learn about the strong, intelligent women who have changed history and show the students how to become skilled leaders.

Cornell volunteers provide mentorship and homework help for middle schoolers.  The program offers excitement, education, and activities to help middle school students foster a positive self-image and enhance personal and academic growth.


Backpack Books

This program provides Cornell students with the opportunity to provide homework and reading help for students in low income school districts outside of Mount Vernon.  In addition to providing volunteer support, Cornell donates new books to students who may not otherwise have the reasources to buy them on their own.