The Tipping Point

Founded in 2016, The Tipping Point (TTP) is a dynamic educational program that inspires students to broaden their horizons and career choices, while promoting a culture of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

The program specifically focuses on students aged 14-18 in public schools located in areas where there are high levels of unemployment, high school dropout rates, and ‘brain drain’ due to a lack of local opportunities.  

The program brings the world into the classroom, providing live interactive sessions online with mentors who share their experience, knowledge and guidance. Mentors come from a wide community of professionals, academics and entrepreneurs, both from within Greece and globally. They can be as diverse as doctors and farmers from a nearby village to a NASA engineer from Florida.

Since its inception, 67,013 students at 984 schools in Greece together with 3,006 mentors worldwide have taken part in TTP program.

THI Australia has collaborated with TTP since 2019 and has supported 18 schools in 16 different regions, including the homelands of Greek Australians, providing opportunities for 2,473 students across Greece to participate in the program.

THI Australia is supporting 10 schools during the 2023-2024 academic year which to date has resulted in the participation of 721 students and 73 mentors over 114 live sessions (figures from September 2023 to April 2024).

  • High School of Kalabaki, Drama, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
  • Junior High School of Eratyra, Kozani, Western Macedonia
  • Junior High School of Peta, Arta, Epirus
  • 2nd High School of Thebes, Boeotia
  • 2nd Junior High School of Kalamata, Peloponnese
  • Junior High School of Moudros, Lemnos
  • Junior High School of Fourfouras, Crete
  • Evening Vocational High School of Platanias, Crete
  • 2nd Vocational High School of Kos, Southern Aegean
  • Santrape Junior High School of Kastellorizo, Southern Aegean

Become a Mentor

Australian professionals from all fields are encouraged to join the dynamic global Tipping Point mentor community and share their knowledge and experience with high school students around Greece.

The Tipping Point welcomes mentors from all fields of expertise, particularly people with experience in entrepreneurship, economics and business, medicine, law and agriculture.

Mentors can participate in the program through:

  • 100-second video answers provided via a mobile app at their own convenience, from any time zone and/or
  • scheduled 20-30min live video sessions in the classroom. 

If you are interested in mentoring students please register online or contact [email protected] for further information.

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