Many immigrant and underserved youth in the Northern Virginia area will be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The move to online, distance learning has the potential to put students with insufficient resources and support at a disadvantage to their peers. In light of these circumstances, Edu-Futuro has implemented a Virtual STEM Workshop series to substitute our in-person Robotics Club. This set of online STEM workshops provides students grades 4-8 & 9-12 with exposure to specialized concepts and skills through weekly challenges. The demand of STEM-related occupations is evident, thus critical for youth from all backgrounds to have enough opportunities to develop STEM literacy and competencies We are overjoyed to be able to offer this opportunity to our youth.
STEM Mentoring brings together youth and mentors for hands-on virtual activities about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The STEM Mentor will play an important role in guiding an emerging young leader along their journey to pursue a career in STEM by serving as a source of inspiration and leadership to youth. STEM Mentors are expected to support students through provided lesson plans.
If you are interested in becoming a STEM Mentor, please submit an application at https://edu-futuro.salsalabs.org/volunteers/index.html and email your resume to Milena Jeffers at firstname.lastname@example.org
By providing consistent, high-quality, specialized STEM-focused mentorship experiences for our youth group, STEM Mentors encourage engagement in youth, improvement of academic success indicators, and an overall exposure to STEM topics and careers. For more information visit www.Edu-Futuro.org
The mission of Edu-Futuro is to empower immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development and parent engagement to keep students on the college track.
Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro (Edu-Futuro) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Bolivian parents and educators to address the educational needs of the growing Latino population. We offer programs that empower immigrant families through education. We offer: Spanish and English classes to children and adults in our Spanish Program and Spanish Camp, the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) which is a youth leadership and college preparation program, 9-12 Grades; STEM/Robotics, upper elementary, middle school, and high school (4-12); Tutoring Program (4-12); SAT and ACT summer prep program; Reading Program; as well as parent and family programs. And we welcome volunteers in all our programs!
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 23, 2020
Math / Science Instruction
Teaching / Instruction
The STEM Mentor is expected to be available “after” school hours to support students in guided activities. This program occurs twice per year with sessions beginning in October and February. Mentors will meet with their student(s) once per week for 4
Mentors should be university students or professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) who are willing to share their knowledge and assist in positive youth development.