AT&T has launched an education initiative, Aspire Mentoring Academy, that helps provide at risk U.S. high school students with resources and guidance. AT&T employees will mentor these students and help them stay in school and graduate.
Aspire Mentoring Academy will offer three different types of mentoring to students:
· Aspire Job Mentoring: Building on AT&T’s job shadow program, employees share life experiences and career advice through project-based activities during the workday.
· Aspire Skills Mentoring: Employees share academic and life skills with students through self-planned or organized activities in schools and in the community.
· Aspire e-Mentoring: Utilizing technology, employees share math skills and its relevance in the real world through online mentoring, starting in a San Francisco Bay Area pilot program and expanding next year.
AT&T has also teamed up with education non-profit leaders such as Junior Achievement, We Teach Science and LEADto develop the program.
You can read more about the program and how to get involved here: http://www.att.com/gen/corporate-citizenship?pid=11547