A strong community starts with successful students.
For the last 19 years, Austin Partners in Education (APIE) has connected the community and the classroom to improve student college and career readiness. We believe that investing in our students strengthens our community and local economy. Through academic support and mentoring programs, we increase access to higher education.
Each year, we recruit and train hundreds of volunteers and utilize full time staff to provide tutoring and mentoring to more than 2,500 students—putting each of them on the path to long-term success.
I had lunch with my mentor for my birthday. After we finished eating, she told me all the things she likes about me, and how she was glad I was part of her life. I felt kinds embarassed, but I've never forgotten what she said.
I like talking to my mentor because she listens, and she thinks I’m funny. Nobody else really does that.
I dove into mentoring, thinking that I was going to be the one who would be making a difference. I soon learned that I had opened the door and had a new person in my life who would not only expand my horizons but make me laugh and with whom sharing a weekly lunch is the highlight of my week.
Austin Partners in Education was established as a unique collaboration between the Austin Independent School District and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and became an independent 501(c)(3) in 2004.
Keivan Khaleghi is a PhD student at the University of Texas who mentors through the UT Refugee Student Mentor Program. APIE helps to connect mentors
We help students develop their academic skills and confidence.
We work each day to help students develop the skills to obtain a higher education that leads to a prosperous career. Support our academic and mentoring programs today and make certain that the next generation of Austinites can participate in Austin’s success.
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