Our Mission

Creating powerful relationships is at the heart of what we do. Every student deserves someone to listen, help, and encourage them. Some students will find that relationship with their advisor or professor, but many others will have trouble making that connection alone. Our mission is to ensure that every student has that powerful relationship, and we believe that mentorship is the best way to do that.


James Lu Morrissey and Jackson Boyar founded Mentor Collective in 2014. Originally, they started by doing pro bono work with a few regional universities in Boston by designing mentorship programs for international students. Over time, those early partners encouraged James and Jackson to consider supporting more diverse student populations.

Now, Mentor Collective partners with over 50 institutions serving a variety of student populations.


Values Impact
Value Accountability
Value Learning
Value Collaboration