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Stuy ASPIRA: ASPIRA serves to promote the empowerment of the Hispanic/Latino community by developing and maturing the leadership, intellectual and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication within the school and their neighboring communities.  Motto: "La Hispanidad Se Encuentra Aqui!" 

Stuy ASPIRA meets every Monday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 740.

Stuy Black Students League or BSL's mission is to improve, promote and cultivate the understanding and awareness of Black culture.  Our vision is to ensure a school climate in which all individuals feel welcome and accepted.  We will work separately  and in conjunction with other community components to invest ideas to benefit Stuyvesant and the Stuy UNITY initiatives. 

Motto: "A tree stands strong not by its fruits or branches, but by the depth of its roots."  

Black Students League meets every Monday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 740. 

Stuy FLOW ARTS: Club description in the works.

Stuy FLOW meets every Monday & Friday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Rooms 736 & 738.

Stuy Homeless Coalition: The Stuyvesant Homeless Coalition strives to meet the same goal as the National Coalition for the Homeless http://nationalhomeless.org/: to help prevent and end homelessness.  To contribute to this mission, our club offers volunteer opportunities at soup kitchens, breakfast runs, and events with organizations such as Back On My Feet.  We also plan awareness events, drives, and talks.  Overall, we hope to change the negative preconceptions people have about the homeless and emphasize the importance of unconditional help and advocacy.

Stuy Limitless: Limitless is focused on self-care, self-love, and self-esteem.  We believe that confidence is a key to a person and their happiness.  Aiming to build the student body up, we want to use Limitless as a platform to educate the Stuyvesant community about mental health advocacy.  Mental health is an issue that is commonly overlooked at Stuyvesant, and we aim to establish Limitless as a safe space for anyone to seek help and advice on.  In addition, Limitless is one of many advocates that will join campaigns in spreading awareness and fights stigma by teaching students (through presentations and/or demonstrations) about coping with mental illnesses and dealing effectively with stress and other hardships.  Please reach out to us at limitless.stuy@gmail.com.  

Stuy Limitless meets every Tuesday 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 329.

Muslim Students Association (MSA): The Muslim Student Association aims to unify the various students throughout the community each week and create a stronger Ummah (Muslim Alliance Community).  We facilitate strengthening this community through activism in our communities, diverse fundraisers, and educational ans social meetings.  MSA serves not only as a home for students to come back to every Friday after a rough week of exams or projects, but also as a safe space where one can feel comfortable and be able to discuss various issues or thoughts.  The highlight for each week are our meetings where we strive to have each member go home with a new stance or perspective on a topic, or to be more informed than when they came in. Together we strive to make MSA a family and always look forward to a new member. 

Motto: "Many Faces, One Ummah!"  Muslim Students League meets every Friday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 740.

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/myths-and-facts-about-muslim-people-and-islam#.VnRRafkrLcs


Stuy Project Love or SPL is a family of students, who specialize in spreading  awareness about social, emotional and mental health topics to better the health and wellness of the Stuyvesant student body as well as the community.  SPL members act as peers and friends in order to welcome, educate, and help those who need it, coming together to not only learn and spread awareness about these issues, but to help others with their own personal problems as well. 
Motto: "Love is the Movement… Because You Matter to Us!'  Stuy Project Love "Look for us!"

Stuy Red Cross Club: The Stuyvesant Red Cross Club is devoted to upholding the values of the American Red Cross by offering assistance whenever and wherever needed. We aim to bring volunteer opportunities to students who strive to make a difference not only in school, but in their community. Through volunteering, members can hone their leadership and communication skills, improve their work ethic, and become more responsible. As Stuyvesant Red Cross members, we volunteer because caring starts from the heart. 

Motto: "Caring Starts From the Heart!  Volunteering Requires a Heart!"  

Please reach out to us at stuyvesantrc@gmail.com

Stuy South Asian Youth Association (SAYA): Stuyvesant SAYA aims to foster an understanding of the various issues and ethnic cultures of South Asia and encourage a sense of belonging in both South Asian and non–South Asian communities.

The purpose of Stuy SAYA is to educate the Stuyvesant student body about the rich cultures of the Indian subcontinent.  Our objective is to discuss the current issues of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sri-Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and Maldives, and analyze how such events affect South Asian diasporas non-South Asian nations as well.

We hope to take initiative and fund raise to resolve the obstacles troubling the region such as the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, flooding in Nepal,  deforestation in Pakistan, air pollution in Bangladesh, and lack of clean water in Afghanistan.  SAYA also plans to bring awareness to important social issues affecting the region such as girls’ education, communal divisions, domestic violence, rape, child marriages etc.

However, we plan to celebrate the diversity of South Asia while acknowledging the conflicts affecting it. Each South Asian nation, even specific districts, has their own unique set of values, festivals, and traditions. We aim to hold meetings and commemorate such diversity by celebrating and learning about festivals from each region. Among these festivals are Diwali (festival of lights) from India, Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year), Basant (spring festival) in Pakistan, Fagun Purnima (festival of colors) in Nepal, Now Ruz (Afghani New Year), and many more.  Aside from festivals, we also plan on hosting movie nights and meetings with games, food, dance, and music from each nation.

SAYA will also discuss the historical struggle each nation (i.e, imperialism, foreign control) faced, each nation’s political and economic relationship with one another, and we will also celebrate each their Independence Day.  As part of the Stuy UNITY initiatives, our ultimate community (and non-South Asian) communities have a safe and fun space to learn about their cultures and celebrate their uniqueness.

Stuy SAYA meets every Wednesday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 738.  Please join us!


Stuy Spectrum: Our club exists to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Gender Non-conforming, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expressions.  Involvement in Spectrum is open to anyone and to everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and/or LGBTQ+ Allies (Straight Alliances).  All we ask is that you are respectful, open-minded, non-judgmental and supportive in our mission endeavors.  We are a proud student-led support group that specializes in all aspects of diversities and human rights.  As members, everyone is encouraged to contribute their ideas, views, personal experiences and share their inner voice and self-expressions.  We address all forms of bullying and discrimination through advocacy and education.  Spectrum is a strong supporter of the Stuy UNITY initiatives that serves to promote information awareness, diversity initiatives, acceptance and respect for all.  As part of Stuy UNITY, we believe education and our collective voices and community activism can empower and better all communities of all multicultural, cultural and diverse backgrounds.  
Motto: "Rights Are Won Only By Those Who Make Their Voices Heard!" - Harvey Milk, Activist.

Stuy Spectrum meets every Thursday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 738.

Stuy Students Against Destructive Decisions or Stuy SADD is committed to empowering young people to successfully confront the risks factors and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.  We believe that knowledge is power so we focus on educating students from within the club to spread information awareness and protective factors in all communities.  SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership, and advocacy skills so that young people can make positive life decisions that will carry them throughout life span. 

​​​​​​​Motto: "Empowering Ourselves, Our Communities and Building Resiliency in Order to Stand Strong!"

Students Against Destructive Decisions meets every Wednesday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 738.