"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
Please read more below and learn how to become a mentor. Introduce female-identified & gender non-conforming students to your profession and spark their imagination! Some middle school female-identified & gender non-conforming students 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 female-identified & gender non-conforming students think about STEM and we need your help. EYH Mentors familiarize female-identified & gender non-conforming students with their profession, opening their eyes to new classes and career possibilities. 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 day of the conference 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 students, 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)
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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