Uniting our community to tackle systemic challenges in the Los Angeles area
Mentor2Mentor tackles systemic issues in the Los Angeles area by bringing together underserved high school students from diverse backgrounds, entrepreneurial college students, and tech companies.
College students each mentor two youth from local underserved communities. In exchange for their participation, pairs of college mentors will, in turn, be mentored by an executive from a local tech company.
The mentorship curriculum is centered around project-based learning focused on finding solutions to systemic issues within the community. This year, we are working to address youth homelessness in partnership with Safe Place for Youth. Students are directed to analyze local and national statistics, research studies, and conduct their own interviews with experts, community members and local affected youth to better understand the current state of the problem.
With the help of their college mentors, youth in the "M2M" program brainstorm possible solutions while simultaneously developing the confidence and 21st century skills needed for higher education or a career in the tech sector.
The college mentors serve as “social entrepreneurs in residence” as they work with their tech executives to solidify the ideas of their high school mentees.
The program culminates with a final showcase of youth, college, and tech mentors presenting their solutions to elected officials, relevant government agencies, guests, and press.
India Williams - Program Manager