Volunteer mentors are the heart of Bold Idea coding education programs. Our students depend on their mentors for encouragement and coaching as they develop their projects and learn computer science, coding and working as a team.
ideaSpark is a 14-week course in computer science and 21st-century skill development for students ages 7-14. The program empowers teams to create their bold ideas through collaborative coding sessions.
Our goal is to match four mentors to every team of eight students. You’ll sit down alongside your team during weekly coding sessions at one of our locations in the Dallas area. Along with the other mentors, you'll guide students through the learning process, track their progress and support them during hands-on coding projects, including websites and mobile apps.
Mentors also have access to training and online resources to help them feel confident in their volunteer role and with our coding platforms.
We are looking for mentors whose interests and backgrounds are as diverse as our students. A successful mentor is someone who is willing to build a strong relationship with a student team and is invested in their development and achievement. Here are a few of our other requirements:
- Flexibility and openness to new ideas
- A sense of humor
- Empathy to the learning process
- Ability to communicate with others
- Enjoys being around young students
- Ability to problem solve
- Punctual and reliable
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Computer Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours weekly during 14-week course