We incorporate a mentoring model throughout our programming, pairing high school mentors with younger students to serve as role models in service and learning. Mentoring has proven benefits for kids including healthier relationships and lifestyle choices, enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence, improved interpersonal skills, and stronger relationships with peers, parents and other adults.
Our Tech4Good program pairs high school role models with younger students in an enriching and supportive environment intended to promote and foster the student/mentor relationship through the use of technology, while supporting the development of social skills, empathy and self-awareness.
In addition to learning valuable coding skills, participants learn about how technology is being used to solve problems that people and children face all over the world. They are discovering how empathy can drive action to create change. With a focus on creativity and problem-solving, activities are designed to show kids that they have the ability to use their unique gifts to make a difference in the world. Our mentors serve as top-notch role models, helping kids persevere through challenges and connect with their peers in a positive and authentic way. Both mentors and mentees receive the benefits of enriched social experiences and the development of community connectedness.