“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
-Thomas Edison


“I was made to feel I could do things. If you get this feeling early and can hold it until you’re 15, you tend to never lose it.”
-John Updike


“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
– Isaac Newton


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
-Carl Sagan

Mentors play and learn at the Open Bench Project

Mentors are trusted guides.

They guide others by listening and providing encouragement. They understand the value of having a supportive, reliable role model. While they have a lot to give they understand the importance of putting other people’s curiosity first. They thrive off seeing others excited, engaged and learning. At the OBP we help mentors by providing a platform for sharing. We bring together those who are already excited to head down the path with those who have been down it before. It is by doing this that we build a robust community and pass along the wisdom, courage, and passion of the ages.

“I really like sharing my experience with others and supporting their effort.”
-Jim Hatch