STEM Heroes+ Mentoring Program

STEM Heroes+ connects young people (8 to 18 years) with diverse professionals from various industries, who guide them to discover and explore new paths. Mentors work with youth to explore careers pathways they may not have otherwise been exposed to or thought attainable. Additionally, they explore and learn essential 21st Century Skills and see how they are applied in the real world. 
Being a STEM Hero goes beyond engaging and inspiring young people to discover career paths in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. It is more about exposing young people to the transferable skills behind these disciplines. Exploring real-world learning opportunities that develop creativity, problem-solving, communication, critical thinking, leadership, and digital fluency.
 
Skills mentoring bridges the gap between what mentees learn in class and real-world problem-solving. The skills developed through encounters with industry will prepare youth to solve big problems, make an impact in their community and adapt to the future of work. Future careers may well begin here! As we discover the next generation of innovators, discoverers, creatives and STEMpreneurs! 
Exposing young people to real-world learning encounters makes their school subjects come alive as they see a world of possibilities for the future.

Activities May Include:
  • Career Exploration
  • Q & A sessions with informational interviews
  • One-on-One and group mentoring 
  • Career role plays
  • Pitch-a-Kid Challenge
  • Work Experience & Job Shadowing
  • STEM Heroes Day
How can Mentors and Industry Get Involved?
  • Facilitate STEM mentorship online sessions and out-of-school programs
  • Commit weekly or biweekly to group interactions or one-on-one mentoring of a young person 
  • Invite a group of young persons to their workplace to give them a tour of their facility
  • Participate in a Q & A session with kids and be their role models
  • Offer work experience placement or career exploration opportunities to mentees for a specified period of time
  • Make a financial contribution or sponsor our STEM activities
 
The structured program offers various ways to engage with youth weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. 
 
For more information; send an email to info@skillcity.ca or call us on 7807000273 or visit us at www.skillcity.ca 

Ready to join? Apply here.