WHY BE A MENTOR?
- Share your experience
- Greater awareness of the needs of today’s students
- 78% of students are more likely to volunteer are being mentored (source)
- 55% of students are more likely to go to college after being mentored (source)
- You can positively influence a student’s future in a STEM career!
MENTOR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Help students follow timeline and deadlines
- Provide timely, quality, and appropriate feedback to support the development of the student’s research paper, abstract, and presentation
- Encourage students to become self-regulated learners
- Keep track of the time that you spend mentoring (minimum of 10 hours)
- Some students will have existing projects that they are submitting and other students will be starting from scratch completely — the student you are matched with will depend on both your STEM background and how much time you are willing to volunteer.
- We will host a Dinner & Discover Mentoring Orientation in early December, so you will know what is expected of you as a JSHS Mentor.
- To learn more about what is required for a student’s research paper and presentation, click here.
- The full 2017-18 JSHS Timeline can be found here.
If you are interested in being a JSHS Mentor, please pre-apply here.