Mentoring

Aspire to Inspire

Mentoring is linked to improved academic, social and economic prospects for your people, and that ultimately strengthens our community. It is critical to helping to encourage the next generation of tech professionals.

In a recent national report called The Mentoring Effect, young people who were at-risk for not completing high school but who had a mentor were 55 percent more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor. They were also:

  • 81% more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities
  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities
  • More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team

This same report found that one in three young people in our country will grow up without a mentor

Mentoring—especially STEM/Tech mentoring—is at the core of what The Community Corps, NPower's skills-based volunteering program, does. We want to inspire everyone, but especially underserved youth, women and veterans, to pursue education and careers in STEM/Tech.

“The tech skills gap for underserved youth, women and minorities is real. The Community Corps is addressing this issue by providing a fast and easy way for tech professionals to meet and engage with students, to explain tech careers, and to help kids realize that these careers are within their reach.  We constantly seek out opportunities for tech professionals to meet students who are battling the odds so that our volunteers can mentor and inspire them to pursue STEM/Tech education and careers. The tech gap is palpable, but so is the impact of STEM/Tech mentoring."

– Mary Ellen Sullivan, Director of The Community Corps NPower’s skills-based volunteering program.

Join the 480+ volunteers of The Community Corps who have committed over 1,500 hours of mentoring to help make National Mentoring Month 2015 a success for everyone!

Check out the following opportunities:

TechGirlz

TechGirlz empowers girls to be future technology leaders by hosting live TechShopz for middle school girls in the Philadelphia and surrounding area. We depend on our volunteer TechShop Coordinators to help manage the events-communicating details to parents and coordinating all on-site and social media activities the Day-Of Event

 

Sign-up Deadline:

Location:

June 23th   

Virtual           

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WhiteHat Magazine

 

Spark: The Women in STEM Summit, hosted by WhiteHat Magazine, is a one-day conference where women tech and education leaders share their stories. The conference needs mentors for its Speed Mentoring session.
They are looking for women tech professionals who are comfortable explaining life in the tech sector and their career path. 

 

Sign-up Deadline:

Location:

May 15th 

Onsite

Salt Lake City, UT

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iMentor

 

iMentor is looking for male STEM mentors to match with students at BASE, the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering in NYC! At iMentor, we match college graduates with low-income high school students to help students with soft-skills and help them on the road to college. As a volunteer mentor you'll get to know your mentee and help him build soft skills like communication and time management skills.

 

Sign-up Deadline:

Location:

Ongoing

Virtual

New York Metro Area

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NYC Parks: SPARX

 

SPARX is an after-school pilot project for girls of all abilities ages 10-17, seated within NYC Parks and Recreation’s computer resource centers in the Bronx, New York. Its mission is to develop and trial an out of school time program that will “spark and sustain” girls’ interest in technology, scientific inquiry, and creative problem solving (in an extra-curricular, peer-driven, and creative-commons context), through the course of their middle school and high-school years. This project will involve providing individualized support to SPARX participants over the summer of 2015.

 

Sign-up Deadline:

Location:

June 12th 

Onsite

New York Metro Area 


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We have thousands of other volunteering opportunities. To search our database for the perfect one for you, go to The Community Corps.