Balancing the Books

Balancing the Books (BTB) — a collaboration among the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public Community Service, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management (WSM), and the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) —was established in 1997. Volunteer tutors from WSM commit a minimum of one year to working with a consistent cohort of middle school and high school students at Huntington and Henninger. Tutors work with students on financial literacy, reading, writing, mathematics, and other skills that are necessary to help students achieve their goals in school and after graduation. This initiative cultivates civic skills among WSM students and leverages the knowledge and skills of WSM students to incorporate mutually beneficial experiential learning opportunities into the curriculum.

  • WSM student mentors must commit to mentoring at least two consecutive semesters.
  • Completion of two academic semesters of BTB fulfills the WSM service graduation requirement.
  • Please download the two BTB Reference Forms and Balancing the Books Application. Completed forms can either be e-mailed or handed in to the Shaw Center.