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MENTEE
Description/achievement of initiative

MENTEE connects historically underrepresented populations with a network of global mentors and a supportive program to give our mentees more power to shape their own lives. Our global mentors volunteer their time and offer virtual synchronous and asynchronous training and guidance in areas like journalism, finance, the arts, educational paths, career coaching, technology, entrepreneurship, and so much more. Each mentor shares their knowledge, teaches skills, and helps to foster personal and professional growth for those 18 and older. MENTEE assures that people and communities receive the help they need to accelerate their success, help each individual feel better about their future, and create a healthier world. We are proud partners of the UNAOC and IOM's PLURAL+ program.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Letita Zwickert, Founder and CEO of MENTEE. MENTEE's Board of Directors and Board of Advisors.

Partner(s)

Al Sharq Youth, A Seat At the Table, the Disruption Society, Focus for Health, Hack4Impact, MBH UPskilling, People of Impact, PLURAL+, Proyecto Habesha, Scholars of Peace, Yagazie Foundation, and YaPo.
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 3
Goal 4
Goal 5
Goal 8
Goal 10
Goal 11
Goal 17
March/2019
Immigrant and refugee student results on having stayed in the program, attendance rates, parental invovement, outlook on future adjustments, and more. This data will be made public and be published.
March/2020
Additional longitudinal data as more students go through the program and the program expands. This data is shared with policy institutions. Data made public and published. This effect will continue as the program continues.
In-kind contribution
Chicago City Colleges is helping with finding mentors.
In-kind contribution
MOLA Chicago is helping by finding mentors and working within the schools.
In-kind contribution
Rober Morris University is helping with finding mentors, specialists, and business partners.
In-kind contribution
Various companies, like Oracle, IBM, Northern Trust are partnering to offer mentors for the program.

Basic information
Time-frame: March 28, 2018 - ongoing
Partners
Al Sharq Youth, A Seat At the Table, the Disruption Society, Focus for Health, Hack4Impact, MBH UPskilling, People of Impact, PLURAL+, Proyecto Habesha, Scholars of Peace, Yagazie Foundation, and YaPo.
Countries
Contact information
Letitia Zwickert, Founder & CEO, letitia@menteechicago.org
United Nations