National Mentoring Month

ITEST Projects Inspire Students Through Mentorship

Did you know 55% of young adults with a mentor are less likely to skip school?

In 2002 the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, launched a national campaign to raise awareness about the power of relationships and highlight the benefits of mentoring. Each year they seek to:

  • Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms
  • Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people
  • Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring

ITEST projects explore innovative methods to increase youth engagement in STEM and ICT careers. Many projects see the value in incorporating mentoring components into their programming that allow students to engage with both adult and near-peer mentors in ways that build their skills, knowledge, and interest in STEM education and career pathways. Below is a list of mentoring resources from the ITEST program, including projects, publications, and curriculum.