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Creators: Caroline
High School Students from Marymount School of New York
Type of Project:
  • Business & Marketing,
  • Coding,
  • Social Media
Themes of Project:
  • Education/Schools,
  • Mental Health,
  • Social Justice
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About this Project:

Quality education is still granted only to a select population. Not every New York resident can afford a private tutor. Mentee believes that anyone can teach others.

Mentee is a non-profit pairing children from immigrant or financially insecure families, Title I schools, and schools with test scores below national averages, in New York City with a student mentor who tutors the mentee in an interactive, engaging environment outside the classroom.

Mentee not only pairs high school mentors one-on-one with mentees, but brings two mentees with two mentors in a cohort to engage in lively games and activities to inspire a love for literature and school. Cohorts meet in their local New York Public Library branch.

Tutors connect with student mentees via the Mentee app, designed for creating a safe, friendly space with decorative backgrounds, special effects, and tools for tutoring (including easier screen-sharing features with mark-up features for the Mentee) through video call. The app extends the quality education mentors provide beyond the lessons with access to tutoring anywhere, at anytime.

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More About this Project

Project link 1 takes you to the original webpage of Mentee.

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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

Henry McKelvey
👏 Systems Engineer Multimedia R&D and Adjunct Professor at The University of The Potomac at Sinclair Broadcast Group — Emoti-Con Judge
Great project, covers the topic well, and will be a great tool if further developed.

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