GirlsFirst STEM Coordinator Assistant


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

708 Martin Luther King Jr. WaySeattle, WA 98122

About

YWCA GirlsFirst is a mentorship program that provides enriching programs for girls of color entering 9th and 10th grade, all stemming from helping the girls to succeed in whatever they do!
GirlsFirst works with the young women by teaching them life skills to help ensure they are equipped to become the future leaders of tomorrow! GirlsFirst operates within 6 public high schools in the Seattle area and encourages leadership, instills confidence, develops skills, and provides opportunities to girls of color.

The volunteers will work in the Technology Lab, which will offer girls of color a safe in which to explore STEM and learn about the history of women of color in the technological fields. The volunteers will assist in conducting scientific and mathematical experiments, work with our robotics team, and contribute to maintaining a safe and accepting environment.

Volunteers will be responsible for helping to facilitate group meetings, prep and execution of experiments and encouraging girls to ask questions and be involved. It is not most important that the volunteers come with excellent STEM skills, rather that the volunteers come with a positive attitude, curious mind, and ability to work on a team.

**Women of color are strongly encouraged to sign up!**

Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of the YWCA and GirlsFirst missions and values with an emphasis on our mission of eliminating racism and bringing all women and girls of color to an understanding of their internal and collective power
  • Experience working with teenage girls of color
  • Cultural Competency of diverse lifestyles, cultures, religions, and values
  • A clear knowledge around white professionalism and code switching and its effects on women/girls of color
  • Ability to volunteer a minimum of 4-6 hours a week, during regular workday hours on Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Minimum 3-6 month time commitment

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a group setting
  • Positive and encouraging approach to STEM
  • Interest in exploring new topics related to math, science and robotics
  • Interest in promoting girls of color in STEM

Skills

  • Mathematics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Computer Science
  • Youth Services
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours a week, min, 3-6 month time commitment
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