Mentors Needed for New DC STEM Program

February 10, 2016

Living Classrooms is partnering with Watkins Elementary School in the Capitol Hill area to implement a new, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enrichment program. A key part of the program is providing STEM Mentors who will help our students get excited about learning through engaging, hands-on activities. Volunteers do not need a STEM-specific background, just enthusiasm and interest in the program!

Volunteers will work with the same group of 3-4 students for one hour per week for 12 weeks. Training and support will be provided by Living Classrooms staff throughout the program. This is an exciting opportunity to work with DC students and make a big impact on their lives by building their confidence and passion for learning.

The importance of educating our students in STEM fields cannot be overstated. STEM occupations are growing at a faster rate than nearly any other field. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, eight of the ten fastest growing occupations nationally are in science, math or technology. Engaging these students at an early age with fun and interesting activities will not only help them learn but could plant the seed of interest that could grow into a future STEM career.

If you, or someone you know, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and want to make a difference in the lives of youth in your community, consider participating in this innovative new program.

Mentor recruitment is already underway and programming begins in only a couple of weeks. Please contact Rebekah Meyer at rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org right away to begin the application process.

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