The follow-up single "Hurricane" (2013) did not achieve the same success.
Mendler has links with several philanthropic projects and humanitarian causes.
When she was 13 years old, she got an acting role as a guest star on the soap opera General Hospital.
That same year, Mendler was the voice of the character Thorn in the video game Bone: The Great Cow Race, which was based on the Bone comic series.
From 2010–2012, she notably became ambassador to First Book, a campaign to encourage reading and gives books to children in need, and Give With Target, with Target Corporation to raise funds to reform schools in the United States.
On the decision, she stated, "I was 11 when I did a play out in Northern California and I really enjoyed it and I decided that I wanted to pursue a career, so I got an agent and did commercials and voice-overs and that sort of thing." In 2004, Mendler got her first acting role in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha, in which she portrayed Lucy.
In 2012, Mendler released her debut studio album Hello My Name Is....Following the positive reception to her character, she landed the role of Teddy Duncan on the Disney series Good Luck Charlie, which ran from April 2010 to February 2014.Mendler also notably starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth in 2011.In 2008, it was announced that Mendler would play the role of Kristen Gregory in the film adaption of the popular teen novel series The Clique by Lisi Harrison.Mendler had the role of Kristen, a girl who attends OCD on a scholarship, and works hard to keep her good grades.