Project Make It is looking for volunteer mentors to help teach STEM.

Project Make It is a STEAM afterschool program designed to teach kids coding, engineering, art, and teamwork.

 

Position type

  • Part-Time – Volunteer
  • Virtual Class.
  • Mentor from home.  The class will be held online.
  • Beginning 10/6
  • Up to 2.5 hours per week ~Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 3:30pm – 6:00pm.

MiniGolf Challenge 2020-21

Starting in Fall 2020, Project Make It has challenged St. Louis students 5-12th grade to design and construct a playable miniature golf courses. The mini golf challenge is a 16 class robotics style build where students work in small teams to design and construct mini-golf holes out of cardboard. Each hole will feature motors and lights that will be programmed by the students. At the end of the challenge, we will put all the holes together to create a playable course and have a celebration with a judged competition.

 

Responsibilities

Project Make It is looking for motivated individuals to serve as mentors for the Mini-Golf Challenge..  Mentors assist with instruction, lead a group or team of 3 kids and generally assist the kids through the coursework.  Training is provided.  Mentors are required to become familiar with the class material before the class begins.  This role reports directly to the course instructor.  This is a great opportunity to give to our community.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills
  • Passion for building
  • Problem solving
  • Patience

 

Desired Skills:

  • Proactive problem solver
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience in teaching or mentoring
  • Understanding of coding, construction, or project management