February 5, 2013 — We challenged our Causes.com community with telling us which organizations matter the most to them. We were blown away with the response. Here are the six organizations that we selected to receive a $5000 contribution.
November 8, 2012 — Bloomberg LP and the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light produce the new Civic 50 scorecard. The groups cite AT&T for investing in education and job shadowing for students at risk of dropping out. The story and our blog tell you more.
November 8, 2012 — We are humbled to share that we have earned the No. 3 spot in The Civic 50, an inaugural list of America’s most community-minded companies.
3 WAYS WE MENTOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Employees share academic and career skills with students through AT&T Skills to Go, where employees work directly with educators and community leaders to mentor students at their schools and in community centers with pre-set curriculum.
Building on AT&T's Job Shadow program, employees share life experiences and career advice through project-based activities at AT&T work sites during the workday.
Utilizing technology, employees share academic knowledge through online mentoring. Employees in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Bedminster and Washington D.C. area are piloting online option.
- Non-Profit Team
Building on the success of AT&T's job shadow program, employees and students team up for a couple of hours during the regular business workday.
- Employees share life experiences and career advice through project-based activities.
- Students are guided by employees to learn how to problem-solve in a team setting.
- Employees encourage students to take the pledge not to text and drive through AT&T's It Can Wait movement and teach them how to manage their own digital footprint.
Employees mentor students on academic and career skills in learning environments at schools and throughout the community.
- With AT&T Skills to Go, employees work directly with educators and community leaders to mentor students at schools and community centers with pre-set curriculum. The curriculum focuses on topics such as decision making, financial literacy basics, communication skills and career planning.
- In addition to mentoring academic and career skills, employees encourage students to take the pledge not to text and drive and be part of AT&T's It Can Wait movement.
Utilizing technology, employees in several cities across the country are piloting the online option to share career and academic knowledge with students at risk of dropping out of high school.
- Employees meet with students in person several times throughout the school year and engage in weekly online mentoring, covering various academic and career topics.
- Employees help students track their progress throughout the year, and help connect classroom learning to future career success.
Aspire Mentoring Academy's Non-Profit Team
AT&T is working with multiple educational non-profit leaders on Aspire Mentoring Academy.
Junior Achievement USA is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. AT&T and Junior Achievement are building on the success of providing Job Shadow opportunities to more than 100,000 students in four years. Aspire Job Mentoring includes project-based activities to enhance the mentoring experience for thousands of students and employees across the country.
The We Teach Science Foundation was founded in 2008 to assist K-12 students in their math and science education through Remote Tutoring and Mentoring (RTM). AT&T is teaming with We Teach Science to deliver e-Mentoring in which employees will help thousands of students one-on-one, over five years, across the U.S.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. AT&T and Big Brothers Big Sisters are utilizing Mentor2.0, Big Brothers Big Sisters' technology-enriched high school youth mentoring program, with a pilot in Dallas, TX. This online mentoring initiative aims to provide high school students with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.
HACEMOS Hosts National High Technology Day to Inspire Students in Science and Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia, February 25, 2013
AT&T 28 Days Celebrates Fifth Year with Concert and Speaker Series Featuring New Host Rickey Smiley
Dallas, Texas, January 28, 2013
Using the Power of Evidence-based Funding to Reduce the High School Dropout Rate
Dallas, Texas, October 29, 2012
- Genesys Works
- National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters (AMA announcement)
- Communities in Schools
- City Year
- Jobs for America’s Graduates
- The Power of a New Vision
- 1 Million Hours, Unlimited Potential
- Movie Making Builds Life Skills
- Helping Students Graduate: One Community at a Time
- Building Apps to Hack the High School Dropout Rate
- "Hacking" into Student Success through AT&T Aspire
- GameDesk: Where technology, fun and academic success converge
- Aspire to Success
OUR PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
- The Alliance for Excellent Education
- America's Promise Alliance
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- City Year
- Civic Enterprises
- Communities in Schools
- The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University
- Genesys Works
- Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)
- Junior Achievement
- Roadtrip Nation
- United Way Worldwide
- We Teach Science