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Young adults are paying attention to the other needs of their peers too. Remote learning has proved          challenging for many students in America, due to lack of internet access to other priorities, like taking care   of relatives at home. Students like Srinjoy Chatterjee, 16, are focusing on trying to bridge that accessibility   gap. Srinjoy is the co-president of the Young Mentors (a branch of World Family Children Foundation) club   at his high school, and came up with the idea to move the program online. As part of that shift, he’s opening   the program to more students, including high schoolers and those living outside the Bay Area.

​ “I have always been passionate about teaching,” Srinjoy says. Now, as demand increases, he’s navigating a   constant stream of communication between tutors and students, because “there really isn’t any room to   waste time.”

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Young Mentors, a branch of the World Family Children Foundation, focuses on providing free tutoring to low-income students in the U.S. by pairing them with volunteers who tutor via the videoconferencing platforms Zoom or Google Meet, says Srinjoy Chatterjee, director of Young Mentors Online. Some tutors are based in Nigeria, Nepal and Qatar, and the organization also helps tutors establish Young Mentors branches in their respective home countries, with a branch opening soon in Mexico, Chatterjee says.

Emily Lee, head director of Young Mentors, says the organization has learned through the pandemic that "regardless of where you are, you still have the power to make a difference."


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