Seeking mentors for the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Programme
1000 girls, 100 futures is an international online program that provides support for high-school girls who are interested in pursuing STEM fields throughout the world. We are aiming for 300 mentees in the first year and we are trying to encourage applications for mentors in any professional STEM field (particularly technology) in any country. The commitment would be to engage with mentees through our technology platform at least twice a month and continue to online discussions, so it isn’t too time consuming. The initiative is prestigious (the parent organization – the Global STEM Alliance – was launched at the UN) and rapidly expanding and so it provides an opportunity for mentors to network internationally too.
We are looking for mentors for our 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program! Mentors in the program work with high school aged young women interested in STEM fields on developing their 21stCentury skills (focusing on leadership, communication, and critical thinking) and guide them through the college readiness component of the program, which offers a thorough overview of the college selection, application, and admissions process. The program is all virtual, one year in length starting in September of 2015, and offers a mentor training module and of course, year-long support from our team. We are looking for more mentor representation from tech fields, especially!
Posted on behalf of Ceri Harrop, Public Programmes Manager, Central Manchester University Hospitals, The University of Manchester, The Nowgen Centre