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Help us explore the field of visual arts, mentor a high school student!

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  • 1 person is interested

TIDE Academy is a small, public high school offering a STEAM-focused program via Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways and dual-enrolled classes with Foothill College. Our most popular pathway focuses on graphic and interactive design. Over the course of 3 years, students study commercial arts, graphic design, photography, video arts, website design, and illustration. The mentor program is offered during a student's junior year.

As a mentor, you will share information about your career and the path you took to get where you are today. Discussing your education, previous jobs, promotions, and what your role looks like on a day-to-day basis is the cornerstone of our program. We have a set curriculum that is focused on career exploration and developing the students' business communication goals. Key deliverables include an elevator pitch, SMART goals, resumes, mock interviews, and a job shadow.

Mentors often share that this is an easy time commitment, but we appreciate the big impact it has on students! Contact us if you want to inspire a student, build a stronger community, and promote an industry that you love,

For more information or any questions, contact: Sree Ghosh sghosh@seq.org

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About TIDE Academy


150 Jefferson Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025, US

Mission Statement

At TIDE Academy, we engage in interdisciplinary and inquiry-based units of study. Students grapple with the complexity of systems thinking to create dynamic and socially just solutions to our world’s known and unknown challenges. We spark students' interests, cultivate their creative abilities, and provide opportunities to apply future-now skills.


Our Beliefs:

  • Fluency in technology, literacy, and numeracy are vital gateways to equity.
  • Interdisciplinary units and hands-on projects are crucial for a deeper understanding of subject content.
  • The iterative process of prototyping and assessing critical feedback drives innovation.
  • Diversity, cultural competency, and student voice strengthen communities.
  • With a growth mindset, every student is capable of reaching mastery.


Arts & Culture
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


150 Jefferson DriveMenlo Park, CA 94025



  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Web Design / UX
  • Mobile Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most mentors report spending 2-4 hours per month.
  • Patience is an essential asset; our students are teenagers and part of what we are mentoring is professional behavior. A sense of humor is also welcome.

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