Public Education Foundation (PEF) is committed to creating ways to support students even during challenging times. COVID-19 impacted many STEP-UP Chattanooga employers and our ability to place interns in internships. In an effort to offer students an alternative professional experience, we developed the STEP-UP Mentoring Program. 

Become A Mentor
  • Can you commit to about 15 minutes per week to mentor a young person?

  • Mentor/mentee meetings can be done virtually or in-person with social distancing.

  • Mentoring is a great way to introduce students to your career field or industry. 

  • It doesn’t matter where you live – become a STEP-UP mentor today!

  • Your participation will help the students of Hamilton County gain experience and/or knowledge to become the next generation of talented workers.

If you, or your business, are interested in becoming a STEP-UP Mentor, click the link below.

Students: Would You Like A Mentor?
Maurquez and Marc
STEP-UP Intern Maurquez with Mentor Marc Walwyn, Attorney at Law

As a student mentee, you will:

  • Be matched with professional mentors who work in your dream career

  • Gain positive advice and guidance

  • Build solid, professional networking skills