Volunteer your time, gain valuable career-building skills and make a difference to young people!
Over the next decade, there will be an increase in the amount of jobs relying on skills from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). However, students’ attitudes towards science and maths are on the decline, particularly those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
The In2science program aims to turn this around, by inspiring school students through mentoring with university students – this where you come in! By becoming an In2Science mentor, you can help improve secondary students’ enthusiasm for science and maths, increases student engagement and build aspirations!
You can be involved in two ways. As an eMentor or an in-class mentor. And your commitment is for a 10 week period each semester.
As an eMentor, you develop a mentoring relationship with the same group of 1-4 students in a regional/rural area via Zoom and the La Trobe LMS. This program is easily accessible and allows mentors to positively guide secondary school students on their STEM path while further developing their ability to communicate ideas and collaborate using an online platform. This mode is open to ALL LTU students.
In- class Mentors are placed in a classroom environment for a 10-week period. Mentors are able to work with a current teacher to build mentoring relationships with multiple students while further developing their leadership and STEM communication skills. This mode is only open to Bendigo and Bundoora students, at this stage.
Every student has the potential to make a difference in a young person’s life. So if you would like to develop your own interpersonal skills and gain access to a range of career-building opportunities, we invite you to find out more about this fantastic volunteer program.
Visit In2science to find out more about what we do and see the impact that you can make!
Contact Mel Barnes, In2science Program Coordinator, if you have any other questions.