design mentors + school


If you are interested in becoming one of our design mentors, check out the job page!


A dynamic new enhancement to Thrive, Design Mentors assist students of Central High School in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. Plugging into current STEM curriculum provided by Arkansas's successful EAST Initiative, Thrive's residents work alongside students in and out of the classroom to provide extra personal attention and industry expertise as teams work to design solutions to community challenges.

EAST students spend the first few weeks of the school year researching community challenges and deciding on a project to help tackle those problems. Three days a week, Design Mentors spend time in each EAST classroom guiding students through these projects and offering the needed support.