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Power of Mentorship
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Posted: 10/29/2018 10:00:00 AM

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by Asija Bailey — GOALS Staff 2017, 2018; GOALS Mentor 2018

I started my track in education at 16 years old working exclusively with girls. So, when I came across the job announcement for GOALS summer staff last year, I was eager to apply. Once hired, I instantly connected with the purpose and delivery of the program. The 50 girls selected to participate in the free six week program, dove into various STEM topics. However, it didn’t stop there! Throughout the program, they also learned about the importance of mentorship through our Mentorship Fridays. The students are given the opportunity to network and learn more about what it’s like to be a woman in the STEM fields.

 
“The number one thing I love about the GOALS program as a whole, is that the students develop skills that they will be able to use for a lifetime...”
After witnessing how powerful the mentorship days were for the girls, I decided to apply to become a mentor for the 2017-2018 Internship-Mentorship program with selected GOALS alumnae. Throughout the school year, I mentored four GOALS alumnae, through their development as “teen” educator at the Intrepid Museum.

They learned how to develop lesson plans, how to engage with varied audiences, and how to develop educational and fun activities. While mentoring the students, I saw each of them grow in their public speaking, event/program planning, and facilitation skills.

The number one thing I love about the GOALS program as a whole, is that the students develop skills that they will be able to use for a lifetime whether or not they choose to continue within the STEM fields. These skills will help them be more confident in themselves as young women, and learn to be tenacious in their college and career aspirations.
   
 


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