Join us to support Mouse’s students!
Mouse’s Professional Mentor Program provides a pathway for NYC students to meet and engage with industry professionals in the media, technology, design industries, and beyond. Mentors have the unique opportunity to inspire and motivate students by providing insight and advice, and sharing experiences from their professional journey.
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Middle and high school students at NYC public schools across the city are getting ready to start Mouse’s Design League program, where they will create meaningful original tech projects to help address a social need.
To do so, we are seeking 150 remote volunteers to mentor and support our students!
Join us as a Design League Virtual Mentor from January – May 2023, where you’ll have the opportunity to provide support by speaking to students about your career journey and giving feedback on tech projects.
Mentors will meet with students remotely 3-5 times for 30 mins each session over a span of 4 months.
Design League Virtual Industry Mentor: Share your career pathway with a class of middle or high school students and give feedback on their design projects as they build them. (Format: remote; real-time; 2-5 hours over several months)
Design League Judge: Give feedback as middle and high school students pitch their design projects. (Format: remote or in-person; real-time or asynchronous; 2-3 hours at one time)
Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge: Review projects and share feedback with teams of student innovators at this city-wide competition. (Format: remote or in-person; real-time or asynchronous; 3-6 hours at one time or spread out)
Technology & Design Career Panel: Answer questions from students about your personal career pathway, your role, and industry. (Format: remote; real-time; 1-2 hours at one time)
#CSEdWeek Conversations: Speak about career paths and projects with a class of K-8th grade students whose teacher is implementing computer science programming within their classroom. (Format: remote; real-time; 30 minutes at one time)
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Mouse volunteer experience. It was awesome being able to engage with students as they looked for ways to improve society through technology."
– Andrew Pendleton, Director of Design Systems at Verizon
Who Can Volunteer?
- Volunteers should have applied design, media, or technology-related experience.
- Volunteers can be emerging, mid-career, or late-career professionals.
- Volunteers can participate virtually from anywhere.
- Representation matters: Research shows, “if one can see it, then they believe they can be it.” We'd love to have a diverse representation of identities (race, gender, gender expression, abilities, age, and more) reflected in our volunteers.
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