Mentoring for All
The mission of Mentoring for All is to provide guidance on the path towards future success for underserved high school students.
Mentoring for All is a program founded to close the educational opportunity gap by providing all students access to resources to guide them through high school and towards higher education, which is why we offer our program to underserved students at no cost. Our aim is to inspire students to make the most of their experiences and help them understand their passions through our well designed curriculum, highly qualified mentors, and extra events like panels, roundtables, and workshops.
We have an open ended curriculum that helps students recognize their own strengths and passions to pave an individualized path for themselves. We have an established list of goals for every session we conduct with students that allow for structured meetings one-on-one with mentors. Our curriculum is developed by college students who have recently completed high school so it is centered around every student’s needs and focuses on all aspects of the high school experience, including academics and extracurriculars, along with their mental health throughout their four years of high school. Our curriculum also includes extensive resource guides and worksheets to help students plan and organize. We recognize that every school is unique, and will work with each school and each student to provide advising and mentoring specific to the classes and resources that schools have.
9-1: The first session covers exploring extracurricular activities of interest and addresses the adjustment to high school.
9-2: The second session will include a check in for the students. Mentors will also cover study habits and how to build them, tutoring resources, extracurriculars, and mental health/stress relieving exercises
9-3: In this session there will be a recap of the first semester, going over what went well and where to improve. We will also discuss course registration, AP/IB/Honors courses, extracurriculars and reflecting on experiences from last semester, and AP tests.
9-4: As Freshman year closes, this session will cover the other ways to fill out your college resume along with covering summer plans and programs, resume Workshop and resources, job application process and interview tips and SAT/ACT: an introduction into the tests
10-1: This first session of 10th grade will reflect on the student's Freshman year and think ahead to their Sophomore year. They will also begin discussing standardized tests and start preparing for the PSAT.
10-2: This session will check in on how their goals and habits since the school year started, and talk about resources available to them for their success. The session will also cover reflect on goals and habits, practice PSAT, and grades, tutoring, and other resources.
10-3: This session is to prepare students for the last half of their Sophomore year and discuss pre-college program applications. The session will also review course registration, standardized test plan, leadership positions & extracurriculars, pre-college program applications, and subject tests.
10-4: This session will include a mental health check in, touch base on student preparation for standardized tests, and applications for summer internships, extracurriculars, or jobs.
10-5: The final 10th grade session will reflect on what college experiences their are looking for, preparing for college application requirements, and discussing resources that are available to them as they move through the summer before Junior year.
11-1: In this session, students will start to discuss their plans for Junior year, and do some in-depth consideration about college choices and standardized tests. This will include ACT/SAT Information and Registration, College Financial Aid Information, Resume Check-In, College Exploration and Research, Letters of Recommendation Tips and Timeline
11-2: The second session will focus on checking in early on the student’s Junior year, to ensure that you are on-track for graduation, and working towards various pre-college goals along with covering personal branding, PSAT/National Merit, College Credits, and College Visits.
11-3: The third session is for a quick mental health check-in and learning about summer opportunities and standardized tests.
11-4: The fourth session includes a check in halfway through Junior year, and encourages students to start to think about upcoming applications, summer plans, major/career exploration, recommendation letters, extracurriculars for second semester, and course registration.
11-5: The fifth session focuses on discussions regarding standardized tests, personal finance, and potential scholarship opportunities.
11-6: The sixth session focuses on making sure that students are ready to apply to college summer before senior year approaches. Key topics covered include finalizing the list of colleges, making sure to have everything ready for applications, and discussing any plans for the summer.
11-7: The final session for junior years aims to help students finalize materials that are being sent to college, scholarship materials, and start preparation for college essays.
12-1: The first session includes starting to think about application and applying to colleges especially if students are looking to do early action or decision. This session also discusses resume preparation, application fee waivers and the ongoing topic of scholarships.
12-2: The second session focuses on consolidating everything from finances to college-related activities. Finances include scholarships and state and federal financials. College-related activities include consolidation of extracurriculars, applications, resumes, and essay help in order to meet the deadlines.
12-3: The third session gives tips for students to get through the final stretch of their high school years and tackle “Senioritis”. Along with that, it discusses visits to colleges, applications, and emphasizes scholarships once again.
12-4: The last session wraps up everything and brings everything to a closing state as this is the last session. Final discussions include reflections on high school that led up to a college decision along with alternative paths if college wasn’t something that you planned on attending.
Mentoring for All mentors are all college students who have recently graduated from high school. Our mentors are passionate individuals who are driven to help their communities. They aim to motivate the next generation and help provide the same opportunities to students from all backgrounds. Our mentors come from all backgrounds, and have a strong academic and extracurricular record. They are qualified to provide advice that is relevant to high school students, and the smaller age difference allows them to connect well with the students to be able to provide more personalized advice and sessions. Our mentors are also open to connecting and helping students outside of designated sessions to ensure that the student’s questions are answered and they get the resources they need to succeed.
Our Workshops, Panels, and Roundtables
Along with our sessions and qualified mentors, we have different workshops, panels, and roundtable discussions lined up for the students participating in the Mentoring for All program. We recognize that hearing from experts and getting answers to questions students have is essential to growth. We want to broaden our students’ thinking by allowing them to be curious and explore different options and routes for their future success, and our extra events do just that. Panels and roundtable discussions with industry professionals and college students give them exposure to different fields for their future majors/careers. Our various workshops help them build essential skills like public speaking, professional writing and networking.
Robotics for All, Inc.
PHONE | (650) 665-9734
EMAIL | firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDRESS | P.O. Box 56, Palo Alto, CA 94302
Tax ID: 83-2012119