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GEEKS RULE INC

Job opportunities in science, technology, and engineering continue to grow faster than most other fields and offer rewarding careers. Unfortunately, minorities and women participate at a lower rate compared to other groups. Lack of awareness and inadequate advice stand in the way of students. You can make a difference! Geeks Rule empowers middle schools in underserved communities with curriculum and programming to foster student interest in these fields. We have the content and can use your help to reach more schools. Your role will be to make the initial connections to schools, explain how Geeks Rule can help them, and help set up any further conversations between the school leaders and the Director of Geeks Rule. You can do this at your convenience and prepare underserved kids for a strong career. We would love to hear from you!

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About GEEKS RULE INC

Location:

254 West 25th Street, Apt. 4B, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Geeks Rule is a New York-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on eliminating the racial, gender and socioeconomic gaps that exist in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). We do this by increasing interest and proficiency in STEM among students at underserved secondary schools in the NYC area.

Description

Geeks Rule was established in 2014 with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who attend college and pursue a career in a STEM field. Our unique step approach:

  • RAISES AWARENESS by bringing in STEM professionals to speak in front of classes
  • GENERATES ENTHUSIASM by taking classes on field trips to STEM organizations
  • BUILDS PROFICIENCY through problem-based learning activities in our afterschool programs, which are offered in partnership with afterschool providers
Geeks Rule partnered with Teachers College (Columbia U.) to create a unique afterschool program that provides fun, hands-on activities that are aligned with the school curriculum to re-enforce learning while building enthusiasm.

To date, Geeks Rule has served over 1000 students through our speaker and field trip programs, and we are rolling out our afterschool program in September, 2018 to middle schools in the NYC area. After we roll out the afterschool program that will help students find their passion, we will develop field-specific clubs, such as a Geek Bio Club or Geek Engineering Club, that will give students a chance to pursue their passion. Then, we will introduce these programs into the high schools, before expanding our programs nationally.

We are looking to add members to our dynamic, accomplished board to help lead us to the next level.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Mon Oct 11, 2021 - Fri Nov 19, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • to be determined by volunteers
  • Ability to call principals and other educational administrators during the school day.

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