MXDC along with US Mexico Foundation and Fundación Azteca is coordinating a six-month long STEM mentorship program for high school students in Mexico City. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to follow a career in STEM and to inform them of the opportunities of both choosing a career in STEM and attending college in the United States. This is a great opportunity to share your experience abroad while connecting with fellow young Mexicans!
Details about the program:
20-25 mentors will each be paired with a high school student from Plantel Azteca in Mexico City. For six months (March to August), mentors and mentees will meet once a month online for an hour-long session during which they will share notes on how to apply to a school in the U.S. and discuss career paths in STEM. Mentors encouraged to share their experiences going through the application process and/or working professionally in the US. Most of the material/information that will be covered during the program will be provided to the mentors at the start of the program. Mentors are not expected to do any additional research, though they may add anything they deem necessary. Mentors are expected to dedicate 2-3 hours a month to the program.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for any Mexican professionals who are 21+ years of age and who can commit to spending at least 2 hours a month to prepare for and hold an online session with their mentee. Though people with experience in STEM are preferred, applications from other fields are also more than welcome.