Connecting
Education
to Careers

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GUIDING STUDENTS ON THEIR PATHS TO SUCCESS

What We Do

Mentored Pathways connects students with business leaders who act as personal mentors, guiding students on their journey through school to a rewarding career. Since 1995, over 47,000 students throughout 11 countries have received support, encouragement and guidance from professionals in 22 countries. We serve students in K-12 and home school environments, as well as college and university settings.

Mentored Pathways combines the proven practice of mentoring with the speed and ease of electronic communication, enabling busy professionals to make significant contributions to the academic lives of students. Through mentoring by industry professionals, we help students develop the skills and foundation to pursue their interests successfully and operate at their potential.

Our mission is to ensure that students graduate school equipped with three important assets:

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CURRENT CHALLENGE

The Education to Career Problem

Only industry professionals can provide the knowledge, long-term support,
and connections that students need for career success

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OUR SOLUTION

A Pathway to Student Success

Student
Centered

Students do authentic work in their own area of interest and create a career and academic plan that they own personally

Multi-Year
Mentoring

Our program supports students from middle school all the way into employment

School & Geographic
Independent

Students can be mentored anytime anywhere in a safe, virtual environment

Industry
Standard

Industry sets the bar of quality of student work rather than academia

Guaranteed
Mentor Match

A high-quality mentor match for every student

Our
Results

3,000 mentors from 30 countries
48,000 students mentored

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OUR Team

Meet Our Staff

Kurt Friedmann

Co-founder

Kurt is the Executive Director of WorldMentor, a non-profit organization that merged with the International Telementor Program in 2016 to form Mentored Pathways. Passionate about improving the individual growth of others, Kurt has a 20-year background in mentoring, learning and development, customer feedback management, and enterprise sales. Kurt currently serves as a Small Business Development Center mentor to over a dozen startup companies in California and Colorado.

Leigh Teece

Co-founder and Co-Director

Ms. Teece is Founder and Chair of World Mentor, a global web-based mentoring program serving schools, companies and NGOs since 2006. She is Co-founder and co-director of Mentored Pathways, an important World Mentor program launched in 2016 in conjunction with our partner, formerly known as International Telementor Program. Ms. Teece also serves as President of the Teece Family Foundation, which focuses on supporting educational excellence in universities and high schools. She sits on the board of Cal Performances of the University of California Berkeley, on the Advisory Board of the Kravis Leadership Institute of Claremont McKenna College, and on the Advisory Council of Global Citizens Year. Ms Teece was formerly a Vice President with Wells Fargo & Company and with the venture firm Technology Funding, a Research Assistant at High Scope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She completed her MBA in finance at the Paul Ross School at the University of Michigan, filling a BA from the School if International Relations at USC.

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MENTORED PATHWAYS VOLUNTEERS

Our Partner Companies

Mentored Pathways is fortunate to have hundreds of teachers, students,
mentors and others who volunteer their time to improve the program and
share the results with new communities. We salute these contributors
who help continue to refine this program.

Google
Citigroup
Fort Collins
Intel
Monsanto Thomson Reuters
HP
Ersi
Agilent Technologies
Merck