Making and Mentors: What it Takes to Make Them Better Together
By Linda Kekelis, Jean J. Ryoo, and Emily McLeod
One way afterschool programs can create equitable learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is to build bridges between program participants and mentors from their local communities. To build meaningful connections that inspire and engage youth, mentors need to do more than simply come and talk about their job or lead an activity.
Tags: Workforce Development, Engagement, Professional Development, STEM, Youth Development, Academic Subjects, Gender, Technology, Culture, Interventions, Capacity Building, Creative Youth Development, Mentoring