Boys & Girls Clubs Recruiting Mentors for STEM Mentoring Program!
January 15, 2016
Thanks to generous funding from the Sea Research Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention, the Slidelland WestbankClubs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana will be implementing a STEM Mentoring program in 2016.
The overall goal of STEM Mentoring is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of at-risk and high-risk youth ages 6-9. STEM Mentoring consists of fun, hands-on activities, group projects, and multimedia connections that engage mentors and mentees in a variety of STEM topics, with a particular focus on conservation. Through weekly group mentoring sessions and additional STEM enrichment activities, youth are exposed to inspiring scientists, engineers, and conservationists, who represent a variety of careers and education pathways. By providing consistent, high-quality, STEM-focused mentoring experiences, STEM Mentoring encourages a reduction in high-risk behaviors, improvement of academic success indicators, and an overall increase in knowledge of and interest in STEM topics and careers for participating youth.
To implement the STEM mentoring program, Boys & Girls Clubs are actively recruitinging individuals to serve as positive role models for youth in the community and ignite their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Boys & Girls Clubs invite volunteers from all career backgrounds to join the STEM Mentoring program!
As a volunteer mentor, you will: • Be matched with a group of 4 mentees ages 6-9 • Meet with your group of mentees for one hour each week at the Club • Connect with your mentees through fun, hands-on activities like building a motorized LEGO® model, playing sports to practice math skills, and learning about environmental conservation • Build caring relationships with your mentees that help them reach their goals • Receive training and support from the STEM Mentoring Program Coordinator
For more information about how to become a mentor for the STEM Mentoring program, please contact Ashleigh Foxworth, STEM Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carlos Daniels at email@example.com.
About the Sea Research Foundation
Sea Research Foundation (SRF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on conservation, education, research, and youth development. SRF is a recognized and respected leader in providing mentoring and academic enrichment to underserved youth. Over the past decade, SRF has partnered with more than 100 Boys & Girls Clubs and other youth-serving organizations across the country to implement its group mentoring programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). These programs not only build STEM skills in youth but also foster conservation-minded citizens of the future. Most recently, the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded SRF a grant to implement the innovative STEM Mentoring program at more than 60 youth-serving organizations in 38 states and Puerto Rico.