Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program - Spring 2020

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The New York Academy of Sciences

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Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program at the New York Academy of Sciences recruits undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and STEM professionals to mentor elementary and middle school students at selected afterschool and summer sites in underserved communities throughout New York City. Mentors receive training in a STEM curriculum and youth development and work in pairs to implement lessons. Mentors who complete a mentoring session will receive a stipend and 1-year membership to the Academy. For more information and to apply, visit h ttps:// .

Once accepted, mentors are paired and assigned to teach at an afterschool site once a week for 45-60 minutes per visit. Mentors and their partners will work with the afterschool program directors to determine the weekly lesson time.

The Spring session will culminate in the ASMP Spring Cebrabation on May 9, 12:00-3:00 pm at the New York Academy of Sciences in 7 World Trade Center.

ASMP 2019 runs on the following schedule:

  • Fall Session: October 7 - December 20
  • Spring Session: February 3 - May 1
  • Summer Session: July 6 - August 28

Mentors are required to attend one of the following half-day Saturday trainings at the Academy focused on a selected STEM curriculum:

  • Life Sciences 101 (introduction to biology concepts and careers
  • Hack Your Health (basic coding, nutrition, fitness)
  • Finding Math (immersive games that teach math through patterns)

Curriculum Training Schedule

Saturday, January 25

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Hack Your Health
  • Life Sciences 101

1:30-4:30 PM

  • Finding Math
  • Hack Your Health

Saturday, February 1

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Finding Math
  • Hack Your Health

1:30-4:30 PM

  • Hack Your Health
  • Life Sciences 101

Afterschool sites are located throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We reimburse the cost of travel to sites (up to $150) and try to ensure that the one-way commute for mentors does not exceed 60 minutes.

Apply to become an ASMP Mentor at If you have any questions, please contact

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Mission Statement

The New York Academy of Sciences | Bringing together extraordinary people to drive solutions to society’s challenges by advancing research, education & policy.


For 200 years-since 1817-the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.

Throughout its history, the Academy's Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more. Today, the Academy numbers over 20,000 Members in 100+ countries, with a President's Council that includes 36 Nobel Laureates, and a distinguished Board of Governors comprised of leaders from business, academia, and philanthropy.


Mon Feb 03, 2020 - Sat May 09, 2020


Locations in all 5 York, NY 10007



  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Community Outreach
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week between February 3 and May 1 (excluding holidays)
  • Mentors are required to attend one half-day Saturday training on January 25 or February 1. Mentors are expected to participate in the ASMP Spring Celebration on May 9.

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