The Why

Removing Boundaries to Build Connections

Traditional mentoring is highly effective in positively shaping the lives of young people. However, because of time, geographic constraints, and a lack of quality mentor density, mentoring is extremely difficult to expand at scale, especially in rural areas. There are smart, talented students with potential all across the country who, because of where they live, are somewhat disconnected to the people who shape the 21st-century economy and all of the opportunities that come in that ecosystem.

FIVE has solved that problem by creating a powerful mentoring operating system that provides the connective tissue between talented kids and caring, influential leaders in this world.


Why You Should Get Involved?


Enables companies and organizations to “get in the business of mentoring”.


Connects talented high school students with influential, caring mentors who will positively change the trajectory of their lives at scale using technology.


Provides simple, effective, and fast ways for influential adults to become a mentor and experience a sense of purpose and meaningful work through their experience of helping a bright student.

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Meet Our Co-Founder

rob lake

Co-Founder and President

Rob is a futurist, entrepreneur, designer, and writer focused on the future of work, learning, and commerce. He is an experienced CEO and educational leader with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Along with his experience inside the classroom, Rob began his career in the advertising and finance industries. Rob has his Masters in English and History from Dartmouth College, a BA in Literature from Williams College and a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management. Rob is the co-founder and President of The FIVE Network.


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