HOW A MENTOR, A MENTEE AND A PROJECT
CAN CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP IN AMERICA
"In Teach to Work, Patty's model for combining the potent ingredients of mentoring and real-world project based learning is a formula for success. We can only hope that educational institutions and employers of all shapes and sizes race to support this kind of work, everywhere..."
Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, Gallup, Inc.
In Teach to Work, Patty Alper writes an inspired “call to action” for all mentors, regardless of whether they are bankers, attorneys, accountants, engineers, scientists or artists. “America is abundantly rich in adults with ‘know how,’” Patty proclaims, “and there’s an important role for you, in helping to educate America’s students. By connecting adults with expertise and wisdom to share with mentees – teens and young adults who lack motivation, experience or role models – we can all begin to close the skills gap dramatically and better prepare youth for 21st century jobs.”
Teach to Work is accessible, with heartfelt stories and accounts from Patty’s 15+ years of mentoring, coupled with corporate case studies, expert research, and best practices brought to light. The easy-to-read guide equips new mentors like you with clear expectations and new understandings to build intergenerational relationships. With scores of role-plays and interactive tools, it’s clear how the project based framework easily fits in your wheelhouse of knowledge. If you want to learn ways to offer your valuable skills, have great fun, and significantly impact a student’s future…
start by reading Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America.
“On behalf of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, I applaud Patty’s work to elevate the private sector’s engagement in project-based mentoring with youth. We know from our research that mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development as well as social and economic opportunity. With 1 in 3 youth growing up in America without a caring adult, we must work across sectors and our communities to close this mentoring gap. Teach to Work is a valuable tool that can help support intergenerational relationships that prepare America’s students for 21st century jobs.”
— David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
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