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Girls look up to others who are pioneers and changing the world by being themselves – from mechanical engineers to mathematicians. BrainCake interviews mentors for our She’s Livin’ It section on the site.
Do you use math and science to change the world? Become an online mentor. (pdf)
If you are looking to become or find an in-person mentor, below are several programs we recommend.
The Aspire Program
ASPIRE strives to guide high school students toward the fulfillment of their collegiate aspirations by inspiring the students through supportive, professional relationships with caring adults.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is to make positive differences in the lives of children by providing one-to-one mentoring programs and related services that help local youth discover their highest potential and grow to become responsible adults leading productive and rewarding lives.
Carnegie Mellon University
The Role Models Program serves African American children of the Hill District in Grades 3-5, emphasizing education as a means to self and social development. They realize how important it is that children understand the demands and expectations of society and they challenge the children to set goals for themselves and to work hard toward accomplishing them.
MentorNet is the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that addresses the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups. MentorNet provides highly motivated scientists from the world's top colleges and universities with positive, one-on-one, e-mail-based mentoring relationships with mentors from industry and academia. In addition, the MentorNet Community provides opportunities to connect with others from around the world who are interested in diversifying engineering and science.