GUIDING STUDENTS ON THEIR PATHS TO CAREER SUCCESS
Mentored Pathways helps you start from the beginning as you discover what your interests and
natural abilities are. Getting help from an industry mentor makes the process efficient and successful.
It's easy to get stuck when you are working in isolation. As you explore your interests you also learn a
tremendous amount about yourself.
It's time to apply some elbow grease and do something tangible related to the interests you've
discovered. With help from a mentor you might interview someone who is doing work in this area of interest.
Or you might volunteer for a day. Keep it short, simple and discuss what you've learned with your mentor.
This will help you hone in on which interests you'd like to explore further. Start by getting your feet wet.
Mentored Pathways helps you accomplish professional level work in everything you do,
starting with tackling real issues you and others care about. The more real work you do, the more
you learn about yourself and new opportunities. You also get help exploring education and
career opportunities and developing plans to pursue them successfully.
Middle school and high school students receive support from teachers to work on projects during the school day.
Here are a few project examples from high school students in Wentzville, Missouri.
Portfolio Entry Examples: 2017 Engineering Projects - Timberland High School, Wentzville, Missouri
To succeed you must be connected to the professionals who have blazed the trail ahead of you. You start
these connections by tackling real issues these professionals care about. Now you're ready to add this work to a professional
portfolio, create a career plan that holds water and develop a professional network simultaneously. Having these three assets
in place puts you miles ahead.
Only industry professionals can provide the knowledge, long-term support,
and connections that students need for career success
David launched The International Telementor program in 1995, which became Mentored Pathways in 2016. Previously, David was a software developer for Hewlett- Packard. Through Mentored Pathways, David made it possible for more than 47,000 youth to receive academic mentoring support from hundreds of industry professionals worldwide, representing a variety of fields. David is a frequent speaker on the value of mentoring, as well as the school-to-work transition and purpose-driven education.
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.
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.
MENTORED PATHWAYS VOLUNTEERS
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.