Ascend, creator of goal-setting software for empowering middle and high school students, presented at the National Mentoring Summit on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The summit focused on promoting the power of mentoring relationships on youth and adults to create more opportunities for young people of all backgrounds.

Director of Client Success Missi Rossi presented on a panel discussion highlighting the intersection of technology and mentoring. Rossi spoke to the power of having a digital tool for communication with youth, the impact of gamification, and how user-friendly software can not only make goal-setting engaging for youth mentees, it can also aid in the evaluation process for program managers. 

Rossi presented alongside mentoring innovators from Facebook, iCouldBe, AT&T, and Deloitte, who focused on the power of their virtual mentoring programs and platforms. 

“I loved being able to learn about the exciting things happening in the mentoring space and to share how our gamified goal-setting software is helping mentoring organizations both engage their mentees and track their goal progress,” said Rossi. “The best part of participating in the Summit was connecting with other individuals who are working on innovative programs to connect with youth, build on their natural strengths, and engage them in cultivating a meaningful path for themselves.”


About Ascend

Ascend is a student empowerment platform that enables schools and youth organizations to track student goals. Through Ascend’s gamified goal-setting app, students create goals and build social capital, and administrators easily report on outcomes. Ascend is proud to be a minority and woman-owned business and supports organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Texas, and beyond.