The project-based approach that Mentored Pathways was founded upon has resulted in a program that can be measured, refined and expanded. The United States Department of Education, National Mentoring Partnership, America's Promise and many other education and mentoring organizations recognize Mentored Pathways as a leader in academic mentoring.
For the past several years, Mentored Pathways has been independently evaluated by Dr. Chance W. Lewis, director of The Urban Education Collaborative in the College of Education at The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. He and his colleague, Dr. Bettie Ray Butler, assistant professor of urban education in UNC’s College of Education, survey teachers, mentors and students who participated in Mentored Pathways projects to understand the effectiveness on our program on learning outcomes, as well as Mentored Pathways strengths and weaknesses.
Preston Middle School, Fort Collins, Colorado - Preston Middle School began participating in August 2011. Preston staff and students are paving the way for schools around the world to fully leverage Mentored Pathways while engaging in authentic STEM work.