MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and youth social network Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with communities of professionals and experts representing leading institutions and brands around the world, today announced the launch of a new tool to assist mentoring professionals and mentors in supporting youth.

The program, Rocket21 Mentor Exclusives, will help mentors and mentoring programs learn more about the strengths, interests, and passions of the youth they mentor. The free online resource provides content, activities, promotions, and contests to support mentored youth in exploring their strengths and interests with professionals from hundreds of fields. Youth mentees are invited to share their Rocket21 interest profiles and activities with their mentors, as a tool for sparking discussion and helping to identify opportunities that may excite and inspire each unique mentee.

A special landing page at provides mentors and mentoring programs with information about the resource, as well as offering access to Exclusive content and opportunities for mentees are available at More information about the program is available at

“For more than 20 years, MENTOR has worked to increase the number of youth in quality mentoring relationships around the country to help them succeed at home, school and ultimately work,” noted David Shapiro, President and CEO of MENTOR. “We’re excited to help Rocket21 apply its state-of-the-art tools to support mentees in strength-based activities to explore their futures, while providing mentors with information to help them better understand their mentees’ unique interests and passions. “

“Rocket21 is all about helping youth to explore their futures with a growing network of authentic experts and professionals,” added Jodell Seagrave, President and COO, Rocket21. “We’re delighted to provide exclusive incentives, rewards, and opportunities for kids in mentoring relationships, and to help mentors learn more about the hopes and dreams of the kids they’re inspiring.”

About MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. MENTOR’s goal is to help young people by driving investment of time and money in high impact mentoring and promoting quality mentoring through the development and delivery of standards, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art tools.
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About Rocket21
Rocket21 is the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe. Rocket21 provides unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe. For media inquiries, please contact media relations at Like Rocket21 on Facebook and follow @Rocket21 on Twitter. For more information, visit

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