MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership recently wrote about the astounding work resulting from their partnership with AT&T. As of January 13, over 10,000 AT&T employees have provided one million hours of mentoring to students across the nation, exceeding their goal. Through the AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy, employees are matched with students who they help to discover their passion in life and realize their full potential.
Allison Hannel, Director of Aspire Mentoring Academy , spoke on employee commitment to mentoring in the original article in saying, “Our employees inspire us every day with their commitment to mentor students who need it most. Through the Aspire Mentoring Academy, they are making a lasting impact on the lives of students around the world and helping to close the mentoring gap."
Like Be A Mentor, the primary focus of AT&T Aspire is to empower students by instilling a caring adult in their lives. Since hitting their million hour milestone AT&T plans to expand their efforts by using the power of technology to reach students around the world.
Read the full story here, and watch Fatimah Shaikh, an Aspire Mentee, speak about the meaningful ways having a mentor has helped her grow.
Video courtesy of AT&T