The 2018-2019 school year is here, and we're recruiting mentors for Science in Society's afterschool Science Club program!
Science Club is a weekly, mentor-based program that connects STEM mentors with middle-grade students in Chicago and Evanston neighborhoods. Mentors and youth work in teams to explore scientific phenomena, solve real-world challenges, and design fun group science projects.
Now in its 10th year of implementation, Science Club supports positive and productive relationships between mentors and students; those relationships have led to increases in youth engagement with and capacity for doing science. Mentors serve as STEM role models for youth, and have ongoing opportunities to develop their own skills in science communication and community engagement.
We’re currently looking for graduate students, staff, and postdoctoral fellows to mentor Science Club youth from October 2018 through June 2019. STEM mentors are welcome from universities, industries, nonprofits and other sectors. Previous experience is not required, but mentors should have an enthusiasm for working with youth and a willingness to learn! Our team provides training and ongoing support to mentors throughout the academic year.
Interested in joining us? Learn more and apply to be a Science Club mentor by Wednesday, September 12th. If you have any questions, please contact Senior Program Coordinator Emily Mathews at email@example.com.