When mentors connect to young people, both are changed for the better. More than one in three students at risk of not graduating from high school grow up without an adult mentor in their life. AT&T Aspire seeks to improve that statistic by providing young people across the country with mentoring by AT&T employees. Through Aspire Mentoring Academy, we set a goal to provide 1 million hours of student mentoring by AT&T employees by the end of 2016.
Aspire Mentoring Academy events take place at AT&T work locations, online and in the community. We collaborate with nonprofit education groups to connect students to mentors, provide opportunities to learn life skills and about diverse career paths, and ultimately understand how what mentees are learning today connects to their success tomorrow.
“… You all motivate me to go to college, take school seriously, and be successful in life. These motivators keep me inspired and focused because I see how you are successful at want you do and this inspires me to stay focused so that I can be successful.” – Student mentee from Dallas
“Aspire Mentoring Academy helps students develop a bigger picture of the ‘real’ world that will, in turn, help them create a vision for their future.” – Teacher from Sacramento, CA
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Communities In Schools
- Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)
- Junior Achievement
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
- We Teach Science