Community Service


 There will be a Community Service Requirement for the 2022-2023 school year for 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders!

Please refer to the documents to know more.  If you have any more questions about the topic of Community Service,  please contact Ms. Dudley ( 

Community Service Form.pdf  

Community Service Handbook 2022-2023.pdf 

STEM Program at NYU



Since 2014, Clear Direction Mentoring has paired New York City high school students from underrepresented minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields with mentors who are either PhD or MD/PhD candidates at NYU School of Medicine. The mentors guide students through high school and into college. The program gives the students one-on-one access to academics for 2-3 years such that they are able to build relationships and extend their network to be able to become leaders in their chosen field. To this end, Clear Direction has also partnered with organizations such as Google, Spotify and Merrill Lynch to organize tours of their offices where students are able to interact with professional in these fields.

In addition, Clear Direction conducts multiple ‘academies’ every year, that are immersive experiences in each aspect of STEM with leaders in the field. The Boeke lab has played host to the ‘Science Academy’ for the past two years, where the students are able to get hands on experience with experimental biology to enable a thorough understanding of scientific concepts. Many participants in the program have used this as a stepping stone to summer long internships at NYU Medical Center and other institutions in the greater New York City area. Of the hundred or so students that have participated in the program, 100% of them have matriculated into 4 year colleges while winning prestigious scholarships such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship and the Posse Scholarship.

The organization has recently been recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and has expanded to include a second chapter in Aurora, Colorado.

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Ran Brosh, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

Center for Synthetic Regulatory Genomics & Institute for Systems Genetics

NYU Langone Health, New York, NY