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Mentoring provides role models, social connectedness and a sense of belonging, and skills development for millions of youth and young adults. iRT studies mentoring as well as develops tools and services to support mentoring programs to maximize their impact on mentees.

Violence Prevention


Preventing violence is a key concern for every school, youth-serving organization, and community; and it requires not only reducing violent behaviors, but also promoting positive behaviors that can buffer against the risk factors encountered by youth. iRT is dedicated to developing effective, scalable, developmentally appropriate, engaging interventions to address the issue of interpersonal violence.



iRT is dedicated to increasing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups, such as first-generation college students, students from ethnic or racial minority groups, women, and persons with a disability, into STEM careers.



Access to effective, high-quality, online educational resources provides a critically important avenue to improve equity, standardization, and scalability to our nation’s youth. iRT is at the forefront of developing multimedia-rich, accessible, interactive, web- and mobile-based eLearning programs.

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