Giving Compass’ Take:
• In this MENTOR post, Jenny Kopach, executive director and SVP of marketing communications for Science Olympiad, discusses methods of STEM leadership in the workplace and schools.
• How might STEM-based programs that focus on a mentorship model offer measurable impact?
I just returned from the Million Women Mentors Summit in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of mission-driven leaders from across the country convened to tackle the issue of closing the gender and skills gaps in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), particularly among women and girls.
The conference theme, “Becoming the Difference,” challenged each and every one of us to find and promote ways to shape the direction of a young person’s life. While 71% of today’s jobs require STEM skills, only 15% of girls (and 44% of boys) plan to pursue a career in STEM. But the power of one mentor can be the change: more than 75% of girls who have a mentor feel they will be successful pursuing a STEM career.
- Employee-Based Mentoring
- Mentoring with After-School STEM Programs
Read the full article about STEM mentors at work and in schools by Jenny Kopach at mentoring.org
Youth Development is a complex topic, and others found these selections from the Impact Giving archive from Giving Compass to be good resources.
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