October is STEM Mentoring Month

October 8, 2019

One of the fastest-growing areas of the mentoring movement is the use of mentors to get young people interested in, planning toward, and persisting in science-related educational and career opportunities. Much has been written in the last decade about the challenges America’s students are having engaging in STEM subjects (those related to science, technology, engineering, and math* ) and keeping up with their peers around the world in STEM academic performance as well as the impact this achievement gap has on both scholarship and STEM industries in the United Statt. The struggles of girls and young women, youth with disabilities, youth of color, and first-generation college students to engage in and persist in STEM are also well documented, as these groups continue to remain disproportionately underrepresented in academia and the STEM workforce.  For information about incorporating STEM components into your mentoring program click on the link below.

https://www.mentoring.org/new-site/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/STEM-Supplement-to-EEP.pdf