Do you have an hour a week?

Become a JerseySTEM Mentor and advance the career of a college student who leads after-school STEM programs for underrepresented middle school girls.

Who We Are

JerseySTEM is a nonprofit organization that recruits STEM-focused college students to facilitate free, 10-week programs at middle schools in underrepresented New Jersey communities.

These programs inspire pre-teen and teenage girls to pursue STEM school courses and vocations.

  • Share your insights, experience, and wisdom to help mentees set goals; seek networking opportunities; and better navigate career opportunities and challenges.
  • In return for their time, JerseySTEM provides Program Instructors with career-development support in the forms of résumé development, networking, and mentoring from professionals like you.

You’ll need to commit to a 10-week schedule to meet your mentee virtually or in-person for a minimum of 30 minutes per session. During this time, you’ll offer guidance in résumé development, networking, and other important skills.

Dedicated JerseySTEM trainers onboard mentors to the organization and the program. Mentors are provided with the Mentorship Reference Handbook, which offers suggested weekly discussion content and guidelines when meeting with mentees.

We seek mentors to support college-student Program Instructors as they learn the skills necessary for employment.

Gender Gap
Reduce the gender gap in STEM Participation

Innovation Gap
Bridge the innovation gap in STEM education by introducing novel formats for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math

Opportunity Gap
Address the opportunity gap by providing access to STEM programs in underserved communities

Here’s what a past Mentor has to say about this program:

“Being a Program Instructor mentor at JerseySTEM was a rewarding experience. I enjoyed sharing my experience with my mentees and loved learning new things from them, as well. By mentoring PIs, you help inspire and support the next generation of STEMers and help bridge the gap in the STEM fields.”