The Academy for Software Engineering is just about done with its first semester of the inaugural year. Through iMentor, a mentorship program was setup pairing each student with an older mentor who meets with them once a month and emails with them regularly. A picture of one of the mentor sessions is here.
It was inspiring to see the students interacting and learning from their mentors and I hope they continue to get a lot of value out of the experience.
One of the other initiatives we are working on is creating a set of after school clubs for students to engage in their passions when school is over. Its important to help nurture their interests and give them enough resources to fully explore.
We are looking for people to help lead the clubs each week (2 hours after school) and for companies to donate some of the items that would help run these groups.
A few of the requested clubs from students includes:
Video Game Creation
3d Printing (Makerbot 1 has been donated)
We are looking to find student club leaders who can commit to 2 hours a week after school starting in February. If you’re interested, please send an email to email@example.com by January 23rd with more information about yourself and how you’d like to contribute.