We are stepping up for change because struggling underprivileged students deserve education beyond the resources offered by their public
Million Students are out school
Million of them are in secondary school
Million students dropout of high school every year, many from low income families
Evidently, students from low-income families do not have access to the same opportunities and resources (such as college counseling, career planning/internships) that other students do because of the expensive cost of these services. However, with the right tools, this is a problem we can solve.
Our Project, LeanOn, is a service that targets underprivileged children by providing them with access to extra opportunities to further their learning beyond public school resources.
Along with providing skilled and credible tutors for subjects that students are struggling with, our service provides mentors that can assist students with career advice, college counseling, personal finance, and mental health guidance.
It is efficient and easy for users to navigate. Our app consolidates features that users normally face difficulty finding including pre-vetted/verified mentors. As all features are provided within one application, our app makes an excellent service for students seeking knowledge and mentors seeking to provide it. This app will not only nurture disadvantaged students, but offer them the aid they need to navigate the real world.
Those who are looking to participate in our program, please fill out this form to get started. You can expect to hear back from us in 1-3 weeks.
How This Began
Our founders wanted to positively impact the community in a profound way, using the advantages of technology of the 21st century. We all wanted the objective of our project to be equality in education. Meanwhile, one of our founders is a peer mentor at school for students struggling in math. When working with different students, she realized some students needed help in different areas. For example, one student needed help with understanding a certain topic, while another student wanted to learn shortcuts and test taking strategies, and a different student needed practice. She is also a part of the organization, Girls Computing League. GCL has been trying to adopt the feature of a “mentor-mentee app” as well. Our founders know each other from previous projects. We collectively came together to build an app and add more features. Right now, the audience is Fairfax County (where most of our team resides) however, we hope that our product reaches everyone throughout the nation.
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