Science Mentor Program

Are you or someone you know looking for ways to combine art and science to engage youth? Now’s your chance to become a Cool Science Mentor! 

Our workshops are for adults who work with at least 10 youth in grades K-12 in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Kansas, or Missouri. We provide the art materials and supplies. Win-win! 

Five Cool Science workshop opportunities will be offered this summer: 

Type  Date  Location  Time 
In-Person   Workshop   June 17, 2022  Kansas City, MO  8:30am-4:30pm 
In-Person  Workshop  June 18, 2022  Topeka, KS  8:30am-4:30pm 
In-Person  Workshop  June 24, 2022  Worcester, MA  8:30am-4:30pm 
In-Person  Workshop  June 25, 2022  Lowell, MA  8:30am-4:30pm 
3-Part Online
Workshop Series
August 8-11, 2022  Via Zoom  5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Eastern) /
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Central) 

During this workshop series, you will learn how to educate youth about the science of extreme weather through artistic expression. You will enhance your understanding of both science and art, which will help you become a better youth mentor. And you will learn about our exciting art contest for youth:   

2022-2023 Cool Science Artwork Competition 

BONUS! Workshop participants will receive:

·   Art and science resources 

·   Art supplies and lesson materials 

·   A pro-rated stipend of up to $200 based on the number of submissions to the Cool Science Art Contest* (Please note: Returning mentors have different stipend rates than new mentors) 

*Mentors who attend either one in-person workshop or all three online workshop sessions and submits a copy of their accordion book will receive $50. Trained mentors will also receive $15 for each mentee that submits a piece of artwork, an artist statement, and an accordion book to the Cool Science Art Contest, up to a maximum of $150.  All stipends will be paid after the contest submission deadline has passed. 

You will also get a chance to provide feedback in surveys and focus groups for the project’s evaluation, if you are interested. 

Space is limited. Apply Now!  

Use the link below to apply by May 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by June 3, 2022.  

Mentor Application 

If the link above doesn’t work, you can cut and past the following url you’re your browser:

https://umasslowell.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_28ZIzMJiI1lnspM

You may contact Shanna Rose Thompson (shanna_thompson@uml.edu or 978-934-4641) if you have further questions. 

Cool Science is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Volunteer Mentors Needed Across Tufts Campus


Nutrition Equity Scholars Program 

 As part of Tuft’s Commitment to addressing racial inequity, we are launching a pipeline program in December to help connect diverse communities in Boston to the Friedman School through the Nutrition Equity Scholar Program (NESP). We are currently recruiting mentors for this virtual mentorship program for Boston Public School Students. The program provides:

  • Students mentorship.
  • Nutrition workshops.
  • College application support.
  • Connections with the Friedman School.

Mentor responsibilities include checking in with students virtually for 15-60 minutes a week during the school year to help connect students with educational resources, provide guidance and support them in making progress towards their academic and nutrition goals. 

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a mentor, check out the NESP website and click on the Become a Mentor tab! https://sites.tufts.edu/nesp/become-a-mentor/

Additionally, If you would like to support in a different role, such as helping with curriculum development for workshops, tutoring, or building partnerships in the community, send an email to ricardo.moreno@tufts.edu.

Fall 2021 Mentors Needed: Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls, a local Cambridge-based non-profit, fosters excitement, confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for girls, particularly those from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women STEM mentors.

Now announcing their Fall 2021 programming, Science Club for Girls is once again holding virtual clubs via Zoom in addition to returning to in person programming. As well, there will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer as a mentor with their expanded offerings.  

To register to become a Fall 2021 mentor and for more details, please use this link for the application!”

Volunteer with Let’s Get Ready!

Help high school students beat the odds!

As a college coach you are on the frontlines of educational justice, as a teacher, role model and mentor. Serve as a SAT tutor to a small group of high school students in your community and support them through college application process.

Program:

Coaches in Let’s Get Ready College Access Program teach math, verbal or both sections of SAT and guide students through complexity of the college admission process: College Access Students commit to:

  • Coach 3 hours a week in the evening for 9 weeks
  • Dedicate 1 hour a week for prep time
  • Serve as role model and guide your students

Let’s Get Ready provides a detailed curriculum, training and support. Somerville and Medford coaches are also eligible for $250 stipend.

Where and When

Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

  • Mondays or Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • February 10th to April 13th

Medford High School, 489 Withrop st, Medford, 02155

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • February 10th to April 14th

Apply at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4769641

Questions: Contact Joseph at jalvarez@letsgetready.org