What is icouldbe.org?. Mentoring the Next Generation.
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Mentoring the Next Generation
icouldbe.org has been consistently noted for the following strengths:
America’s Youth Need More Guidance
Imagine being the first in your family with the aspiration to attend college or to pursue an advanced career. What if you didn’t know anyone who could help you to make the sort of decisions that would help you to achieve your dreams? With no access, where would you start?
Imagine that you and 700 of your peers all must rely on 1 guidance counselor at school for help in discovering how to go best go about navigating your options? At 699 to 1, where would you go?
How many of the dreams of potential investment bankers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, elected officials, lawyers, doctors and educators have never been realized simply because there wasn’t a caring professional adult available to help, to talk and to listen?
Share of new jobs, 2000–10
Source: Carnevale, Anthony P. and Donna M. Desrochers, Standards for What?
The Economic Roots of K–16 Reform, Educational Testing Service, 2003.
Source: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Policy Alert, April 2004. Data are estimates of pipeline progress rather than actual cohort.
Icouldbe.org provides mentors who bring real-world relevancy and one-on-one attention to students in need and prevents kids from dropping out.
Source: Civic Enterprises, The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts, 2006.
It helps me learn my position on certain ideas. My mentors tell me to make sure I’m comfortable and financially ready for college and to make sure I enjoy what I do.
They tell me about financial aid and about scholarships that are available for every single person in the world. So icouldbe.org has really helped me.”
– Pixiedust (mentee)Why icouldbe.org?
…directly from the smiling faces of our of mentees
Interactive, Individualized & Practical
Ensuring Mentees & Mentor Safety is our Primary Concern
Partnering Towards Innovation
computer access, teachers, students
funding, industry expertise
tech, expertise, program mgmnt, evaluation
tech, curriculum, expertise, program mgmnt
e-mentors, professional and personal guidance
teens, community investment and marketing opportunity
icouldbe.org has 1,800 volunteer e-mentors from 45 states and 20 countries serving 1,500 students from across the U.S.
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs