Anna and Arianna
Arianna is an ambitious 8th grader from the San Francisco area. However, she really struggled with Algebra. Trying to complete her math homework was frustrating and often left her feeling defeated.
Little did she know that Anna, an AT&T employee in San Francisco, would help change that forever. Through Aspire Mentoring Academy, Arianna was paired up with Anna. The two met weekly to work on math problems and study skills. In addition to spending time on homework, they built a strong personal bond. Hitting it off from day one, each week Arianna looked forward to her meetings with Anna.
As the year progressed, Arianna continued to improve in math and, perhaps more importantly, her perspective on the future. At the end of the school year when asked about her attitude about math, Arianna said: “I think I am good at math now…my mentor was very nice and she listened to what I had to say and related to me well. She is funny and I love her.”