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.
Bold Idea offers two multi-week courses in computer science for students ages 7-14. The programs, CS First and ideaSpark, empower teams to create their bold ideas through collaborative coding sessions. Students also develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.
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, interactive games 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. No coding experience is required.
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
Sign up today: boldidea.org/mentors
- Teaching / Instruction
- Computer Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- up to 3 hours weekly