2020 has been a tough year to be a student, with the potential to leave lifelong effects on their lives. We're making a public commitment that, with our partners, we will Champion 1M students before the 2020 student cohort graduates in 2023.
We will measure this:
Every time a unique student successfully connects with a "Champion" at their institution; and
When a student is given the training and responsibility to mentor ("Champion") someone else. Did you know that Vygo is funding a side project called The Mentor Academy? This project will create the world's best online mentor training for university students. The training will be freely available for education institutions around the globe January 2021. For more information visit www.thementor.academy
"Champion" is the collective word Vygo uses for all of the support personnel that an education institution makes available for its students and staff. These champions could be everyone from peer tutors, peer mentors, staff advisors, alumni, industry professionals, counsellors and everyone in between. We use the word "Champion" because we believe that these people change lives and need to be celebrated.
If you believe in this mission you can help us by sharing the message or joining the mission. If you're from an education institution you can get involved in two ways:
Talk to us about using the Vygo Student Support Platform to connect your students to your Champions.
Give your students the skills and training to mentor other students via The Mentor Academy (Free). The Mentor Academy is a freely available online mentoring training which Vygo is funding and building with a council of academics from around the globe. For more information visit www.thementor.academy