StudentMentor.org Partners With The White House

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. – January 16, 2012 – StudentMentor.org, a ground-breaking national nonprofit organization, has partnered with The White House on a number of initiatives following a recent White House invitation. Founders Ashkon Jafari and Stephanie Bravo recently met the President and spoke with White House officials about the critical issue of college completion and career readiness.

With nearly 50% of students not graduating from college, the national focus has moved from college access to college completion. The president underscored his pledge to make the United States the world leader in college attainment by 2020, promising to increase the percentage of people ages 25 to 34 that hold an associate’s degree or a bachelor degree from 40 percent to 60 percent.

“We are very excited about partnering with the White House to further college completion and career readiness,” says Ashkon Jafari, Co-Founder and Executive Director of StudentMentor.org. “This further emphasizes The White House’s priorities of higher education and workforce development.” Co-Founder and President, Stephanie Bravo stated, “Mentors can help students make the connection between college and career, especially first-generation and low-income students. It has the power to profoundly improve students’ lives.”

StudentMentor.org seeks to achieve this goal by leveraging innovative technology at the core of its national mentoring program. Through this online platform, college students can conveniently find and collaborate with mentors from diverse industries and professions to achieve their academic and career goals.

About StudentMentor.org

StudentMentor.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase college completion and enhance student career readiness thereby enabling a robust 21st century workforce and community. StudentMentor.org is achieving this goal through its innovative technology platform at the core of its national mentoring program. Through this online platform, college students can conveniently find and collaborate with mentors from diverse industries and professions to achieve their academic and career goals.

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