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Project Rousseau

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Project Rousseau is an organization that facilitates one-on-one mentoring between college and high school students. Since its inception in 2011, Project Rousseau has helped more than 1,500 hundred high school students improve their grades and gain acceptance into college. 

  • The average student improves their grades by 18% in their first year of involvement with Project Rousseau.
  • Over the course of the entire SAT Prep Program, students average a score increase of 530 points, with the most dedicated students showing improvements of up to 750 points.
  • Project Rousseau classes achieve a higher graduation rate than the national rate.
  • A few of the organization’s top students have been accepted into Ivy League universities.

Manhattan College’s chapter is one of 17 different chapters in the United States.

How to Join

Project Rousseau is open to all students interested in mentoring a high school student. Sign up at the biannual activities and volunteer fair which happens at the start of each fall and spring semester, or contact the club directly at