More Than 16 Million U.S. Kids Need Mentors
E-Mentoring the Next Generation
The mission of icouldbe is to provide at-risk middle and high school students with an online community of professional mentors, empowering teens to stay in school, plan for future careers, and achieve in life.
icouldbe.org was established in 2000, to combat a pressing crisis in the U.S. educational system: the need to reach economically disadvantaged students; to guide them to graduate from high school, to set educational and career goals, and to build personalized pathways to achieve their goals. icouldbe.org uses technology to re-imagine the power of mentoring by bringing students and mentors together in a safe, evidence-based virtual e-mentoring community.
icouldbe’s online mentoring program includes structured activities, rigorous oversight, safety features, and assessment capabilities that provide a new way to change the lives of at-risk youth through caring, supportive relationships.
Become a Mentor
Want to share your personal and professional experiences to help make a difference in a young person’s life? E-mentoring helps students stay in school and increases the likelihood they will attend college or pursue their chosen career path.
Become a Partner
To maximize our outreach and scale up existing programs, icouldbe partners with the private sector in an engaging model of corporate social responsibility that includes opportunities for corporate employees to volunteer and advocate for the power of e-mentoring.
Mentoring Students, and Closing the STEM Gap, Without Leaving the Office
icouldbe.org is highlighted as a resource for girls interested in STEM careers in Technology and Engineering Teacher; Girls in STEM: Unlocking Potential article. September, 2012.
Kate Schrauth on Mentoring the Next Generation Towards STEM Careers
Listen to this podcast from Kate Schrauth on what icouldbe is doing to mentor the next generation
icouldbe hosted its first Twitter Chat with VolunteerMatch on August 1, 2012, and has a chat on September 5th, 2012.
icouldbe.org is featured in the February 2012 issues of MORE Magazine.
icouldbe is spotlighted on CNN.com's article on The Emergence of E-Mentoring