Including internships, and mentoring programs and opportunities.
May 01, 2020
is a national program, sponsored by the American Composers Forum
, to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music of all styles. Talented young artists convene as a cohort and receive mentorship, scholarship funds, and recognition through a national awards ceremony.
Feb 03, 2020
The Games for Change
(G4C) Student Challenge
combines students’ passion for games with digital learning
and civic engagement
. The challenge, which takes place in cities across the United States, includes professional development
in game-based learning
for up to 75 teachers per city, inschool and afterschool game-making courses
, student game jams
by professional game designers, and social issue themes
with multimedia content
provided by cause-based partners.
Feb 03, 2020
On February 20, 2020
’s Girl Day
, thousands of people—engineers, educators, and others—will act as role models
, facilitate engineering activities, and educate girls about how engineers change the world. Key findings from DiscoverE’s report Despite the Odds
found that this simple formula helps girls develop an interest in engineering, builds confidence in their problem-solving skills, and creates a STEM identity.
Jan 15, 2020
is National Mentoring Month
, a nationwide campaign dedicated to celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement. Kicking off the campaign, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
is celebrating the power of relationships with the video “Because You Mentored Me
,” showing from the adult perspective what is possible when young people grow up with mentors.
Jan 10, 2020
Merriam-Webster defines “mentor” as “a trusted counselor or guide.” The actual origin of the word dates back to the end of the eighth century when Homer wrote The Odyssey
. Mentor was a trusted friend of Homer and he stayed behind during war to watch over Odysseus’ son. The word was then adapted to mean “someone who teaches or gives help and advice.”