"Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing these jobs someday. You can't be what you can't see." -Sally Ride
Consider Becoming A Mentor
Introduce girls to your profession and spark their imagination! Some middle school girls have a hard time seeing math and science beyond the confines of a textbook. Did you know only 14% of teenage girls say they want to become scientists? However, when girls are shown what engineers do, 76% of them become interested in Engineering! We here at Thurston County EYH want to change how girls think about STEM and we need your help. EYH Mentors familiarize girls with their profession, opening their eyes to new classes and career possibilities. In other words, mentors allow girls to see what they can be. Please e-mail our Mentor Coordinator or learn more on our Facebook page.
Here's what a day looks like for conference mentors:
Volunteer on the 2nd Saturday of March from approximately 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Teach one, 50-minute, hands-on workshop 3 times throughout the day (classes are generally 10-12 girls unless you requests a higher or lower limit)
Recruit a helper or two to assist with your workshop
Here's what the conference provides to support you:
A classroom or lab space to teach your workshop (we accommodate as many special requests as possible such as a need for sinks or microscopes, but specialty spaces are limited)
Volunteer helpers (if needed)
Mentor registration is closed for our 2017 Conference, but we like to add new classes every year so keep checking back to sign up for 2018. All you need to register is your name and contact info, a title and description of your class, and your setup needs.
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