When mentors connect to young people, both are changed for the better. More than one in three students at risk of not graduating from high school grow up without an adult mentor in their life. AT&T Aspire seeks to improve that statistic by providing young people across the country with mentoring by AT&T employees. Through Aspire, we have provided more than 1.5 million hours of mentoring to students across the country.
We collaborate with nonprofit education groups to connect students to mentors, provide opportunities to learn life skills and about diverse career paths, and ultimately understand how what mentees are learning today connects to their success tomorrow.
“… You all motivate me to go to college, take school seriously, and be successful in life. These motivators keep me inspired and focused because I see how you are successful at want you do and this inspires me to stay focused so that I can be successful.” – Student mentee from Dallas
“Aspire helps students develop a bigger picture of the ‘real’ world that will, in turn, help them create a vision for their future.” – Teacher from Sacramento, CA
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Communities In Schools
- Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)
- Junior Achievement
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
- We Teach Science
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DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories
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Do You Know a Young Problem Solver? The AT&T and Imagination.org Inventor's Challenge is Back
Every year, we see new inventions that solve problems and entertain. 2017 brought us a smartphone with face recognition, an electric vehicle for the masses and a stress-relieving toy everyone from your 5-year-old to your grandmother was obsessed with, seemi...Learn more »
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AT&T Aspire Accelerator Alumni: Where are they now?
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Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact ...Learn more »
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AT&T Aspire Accelerator: Where are they now?
Feb. 17, 2017 will forever be burned into my mind. The Bitsbox team had that date circled in red on the calendar for months prior. It’s the day some of us sweat through our shirts and others found comfort in raiding the snack cabinet. Feb. 17 was the day ou...Learn more »
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Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States
Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunit...Learn more »