High School April Break Mentor Application
Blake Sims, Program Director of Social Innovation for Innovate@BU is organizing an entrepreneurship program for 50 Boston/Lawrence high school students during their April break, April 16-19 at BU. She is seeking 15-20 mentors ($50/shift!) with experience in innovation and entrepreneurship that can leverage their knowledge and skills to support student teams as they develop their own startup ideas during their morning workshops. A great mentor is energetic, personable and interested in making a positive impact on students.
What does mentor support mean?
- Mentors leverage their personal experiences, knowledge and skills to positively impact student/team progress
- Mentors work with 1-2 teams (groups of 5-6 students) to keep them on task and on track with their project
- Mentors support their teams by asking questions and providing guidance, but avoids making decisions for the team
- Mentors complete an “exit ticket” at the end of their shift that captures team progress and next steps (really helpful for the following day’s mentor!)
- Mentor shifts are Tuesday, April 16 - Friday, April 19 from 9am-12:30pm (FULL)
*Note that Wednesday, April 17th is a BU MONDAY class schedule (due to Marathon Monday on April 15) (FULL)
*Tuesday-Thursday workshops will take place at Questrom. (FULL)
*Friday's workshop will take place at the Earl Center (Fenway Campus). (OPEN)
- Mentors can sign up for as many shifts as their schedule allows
- Mentors are paid $50 per shift
- Mentors agree to review a more detailed prep email sent 1-2 days before their shift and complete an "exit" ticket that summarizes team progress during each shift
If you have any questions, please email Valentina Vega,
First and last name
Shift Availability (check all that you are interested in working)
Friday, April 19th from 9am-12:30pm, workshop at Earl Center (Fenway Campus)
Brief summary of experience with entrepreneurship, innovation and/or design
Cap of 100 words please!
Please share any past experience working with high schoolers. (Major plus!)
Any questions, comments or concerns?
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