STEM Stars Mentors
Would you like to share your STEM expertise with middle school girls? STEM Stars is a collaborative project of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and Carnegie Science Center, serving girls in 5th- 8th grade at schools in the Pittsburgh area.

The objectives of the STEM Stars program are: 1) to improve academic achievement and commitment to learning, 2) to increase awareness of and interest in STEM topics and careers among economically disadvantaged girls, and 3) to decrease opportunity gaps that negatively impact the successful matriculation through the STEM education pipeline into STEM careers.

STEM Stars provides reading, math and science remediation and enrichment, hands-on project-based STEM activities, life skills development, mentoring, pre-college experiences, and STEM career exploration. STEM Stars will be running in 19 sites during the 2016-2017 school year.

As a mentor, you will have a firsthand opportunity to engage with STEM Stars girls through hands-on STEM learning experiences as well as providing a good example of a woman or minority in a STEM Career. We would love to have you come to share your story and knowledge with our girls during their after school sessions or at a Saturday Academy event.

Mentor Skills & Qualifications:
1. Be ready to share your story and your expertise!
2. Be able to visit with one site at least once. If you are able to visit with the girls more than once, that would be greatly appreciated, but is not required.
3. Be available to come to the after school site between 3pm – 5pm, depending on the school’s STEM Stars meeting time. If you are available for our Saturday Academy, a once a month learning experience at area colleges and universities, we would love to have you talk to the girls during one of our morning sessions.

Feel free to bring others with you as well. If your workplace has marketing and promotional items to share with the girls, please bring them!

For more information, please email Tina Seidelson at

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