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A platform making it simple for anyone to start an effective peer mentorship program
71% of Fortune 500 companies have peer mentorship programs, and in these programs, 97% of participants find it to be valuable. However, most communities (such as college organizations and local support groups) do not have such infrastructure, and their mentorship programs are often run by a single administrator.
Creating an effective mentorship structure is difficult due to some persistent barriers:
We are collaborating with the Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change (RISC) at the University of Chicago to build Mentor Center, a one-stop-shop integrating key mentorship functionalities. By reducing the time spent on logistics, there is less friction for anyone interested in a cause to start and maintain an effective, sustainable mentorship program for it.
We have built our MVP and refined it through internal testing processes. This Fall, we are beta testing it with mentorship programs across the country, based in universities including Stanford, UChicago, Brown, and UCLA.