For Mentors of NASA GIRLS and BOYS
How to Become A Mentor
Every NASA employee is invited to be a mentor for NASA GIRLS or NASA BOYS. The deadline to sign up is June 6, 2014. More details on lessons, program logistics, etc will be communicated to you through email. You can email Mamta Nagaraja (in Global) to volunteer. The dates of the program are July 7-August 9, 2014.
NASA GIRLS and BOYS Mentor Lesson Packets
The lesson packets will be emailed to you as there will be some solutions included. Any supporting material necessary will be posted here.
Mentor Training Sessions
There will be plenty of lead time from when you get the details of the program to the start where you can ask questions and get comfortable with the idea of being a mentor. Those who volunteer usually have a knack for or direct experience with mentoring. We will not offer any specific training in how to be a mentor, but we will guide you by answering any questions you have. We’ve piloted this program before so we know some of the kinks that may surface. You are welcome to ask anything and everything you wish, as others will inevitably have similar questions. Our goal is to make you comfortable for these five weeks!
The lesson packets will give you choices of lessons to use for each week. However, if you have something else you would like to try, you are welcome to do so. The main thing is that each student get to interact with you regardless of what the lesson is. Each student is different, and it will ultimately be up to you to get to know him/her and tailor the lessons to that. If you have any issues, you are welcome to reach out to us. We have extensive experience in education outreach.