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Mentor for After School STEM Program

Help nurture STEM skills in young learners with Project Make-It!

Project Make-It is a pilot project exploring a potential model for delivering a maker-oriented STEM curriculum in a multi-site after-school program format. Project Make-It aims to increase equitable access to fun STEM learning by offering STL youth of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a series of instructional building projects that culminates in a shared team-building challenge and celebration. This year’s building challenge will be mini-golf courses made out of cardboard and other recycled materials, featuring a hazard controlled by a micro-controller. This challenge will allow students to demonstrate their mastery of basic design and rough construction as well as an understanding of motors, controls, coding, and electronics.

Project Make-It is seeking volunteer mentors to help deliver instructional content and support students in using equipment. Training is provided. Transportation is not provided.

Ideal mentors would possess the following skills and experience:

  • Basic design and construction skills (Materials are cardboard, PVC, hot glue, etc.)
  • Microcontroller coding experience (Make Code from Microsoft)
  • Basic electronics skills

Current Project Make-It locations include New City School, North Campus Partnership, and Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club.

For more information or to get involved, contact Amos Curlee at amos@curlee.com.