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Join our Academic Mentorship Network that connects intellectually curious high-school students with exceptional professors and academicians to take their learning to the next level

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Our mentors come from Stanford, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, NYU and other top-tier universities and colleges. They are educators in a wide range of disciplines and are not only accomplished experts with impressive CVs, but also enjoy working with students and embarking on a path of discovery together.  

Mentors typically work with our students over the phone or in person exploring a topic area in depth resulting in a research paper or other type of independent project. Mentorships typically consist of 10 hours working 1:1 over the course of a summer or semester.

Mentorships are paid and participating in a particular mentorship is always at the mentor’s discretion.  Please confirm your current employment allows for an outside employer before applying.

If you have any questions about the the program, feel free to email us at

Ready to join? We would love to learn more about you and your research and field of interest.

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As a mentor, what I valued most about Hugo was the sustained enthusiasm of my mentees. They were genuinely initiated, deeply curious, and very sharp. I learned a lot from their projects and our conversations were engaging and rich.

Professor Christopher Schlottman, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Environmental Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies; NYU

The opportunity for a high school student to do work at this level is really unusual and has been a wonderful experience for my son. He always loved astronomy so his eyes lit up and he was hooked from the moment his Hugo Mentor started talking about Exo-planets. I never had to remind him to do his work, it was always done on time and he loved going to a college campus to meet with her.

Wendy F.
Parent of a rising sophomore

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