Mentors

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)

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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.