STEM Mentoring (Engineers Without Borders)
Who are we?
Engineers Without Borders-Northwestern is a group of undergraduate students dedicated to meeting people’s basic needs locally and abroad through community collaboration and engineering solutions.
Why are we raising money?
Many schools in the Chicago area are underfunded and lack extracurricular programs that would otherwise engage students in the arts and sciences. We are working toward meeting the science education needs of two local elementary and middle schools through mentorship in the classroom and on-campus programing. By raising $1,500, we will be able to bring even more Northwestern students to these schools for tutoring, and will bring these children to Northwestern for a day to expose them to science and math at college.
How can you help?
The teachers we have worked with have said that even being exposed to Northwestern students (or “big kids” to the children we mentor) shows them that they too can pursue their aspirations in higher education and STEM. This is crucial, as the schools we travel to serve many low-income students who may not have many college-educated role models to learn from. By giving even a little, you can help send a Northwestern student to mentor a child, purchase supplies for exciting demonstrations, and open a kid’s eyes to the excitement of pursuing higher education!