Student Mentorship Program

Coming Soon ISAASE is developing the Student Mentorship Program to help connect South Asian American students with South Asian American adults who have been there. Since many South Asian American students report low levels of connectedness to school, or even socioemotional or academic challenges, Mentor volunteers can provide guidance and support. If you are interested in participating in this program …

Our Story

Dr. Punita Chhabra Rice was conducting research at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education, and she stumbled onto the issue of low teacher cultural proficiency related to South Asian American students. Since Dr. Rice’s background is the classroom, she was not too surprised by this; she knew that teachers believed something called the model minority myth. While she knew, from …