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STEM Mentor for Immigrant and Underserved Youth

Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro)


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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Many immigrant and underserved youth in the Northern Virginia area will be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The move to online, distance learning has the potential to put students with insufficient resources and support at a disadvantage to their peers. In light of these circumstances, Edu-Futuro has implemented a Virtual STEM Workshop series to substitute our in-person Robotics Club. This set of online STEM workshops provides students grades 4-8 & 9-12 with exposure to specialized concepts and skills through weekly challenges. The demand of STEM-related occupations is evident, thus critical for youth from all backgrounds to have enough opportunities to develop STEM literacy and competencies We are overjoyed to be able to offer this opportunity to our youth. 

STEM Mentoring brings together youth and mentors for hands-on virtual activities about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The STEM Mentor will play an important role in guiding an emerging young leader along their journey to pursue a career in STEM by serving as a source of inspiration and leadership to youth. STEM Mentors are expected to support students through provided lesson plans. Mentors should be university students or professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) who are willing to share their knowledge and assist in positive youth development.

If you are interested in becoming a STEM Mentor, please submit an application on our website and email your resume to Milena Jeffers at volunteer@edu-futuro.org

By providing consistent, high-quality, specialized STEM-focused mentorship experiences for our youth group, STEM Mentors encourage engagement in youth, improvement of academic success indicators, and an overall exposure to STEM topics and careers. 

The STEM Mentor is expected to be available “after” school hours to support students in guided activities. This program occurs twice per year with sessions beginning in October and February. Mentors will meet with their student(s) once per week for 45 minutes to an hour each time in groups of 4 students to expand and develop different challenges each week. The program is 12 weeks long.

For more information visit www.Edu-Futuro.org

Many immigrant and underserved youth in the Northern Virginia area will be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The move to online, distance learning has the potential to put students with insufficient resources and…

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  • Virtual Opportunity

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the Volunteer Intake Form on our website and send a copy of your resume to Milena Jeffers at volunteer@edu-futuro.org

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the Volunteer Intake Form on our website and send a copy of your resume to Milena Jeffers at volunteer@edu-futuro.org

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