Harnessing the Science of Supportive Accountability

The enormous potential of apps like Headspace or Khan Academy and other goal-setting tools to bridge gaps in educational and mental health has been hampered by low engagement and high rates of non-completion.  When blended with  mentors who are trained to provide supportive accountability (e.g., regular check-ins, monitoring, encouraging, nudging, troubleshooting) these tools can produce dramatically larger effects. b

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