Note for interested mentors: The only requirement is if you are over 16 and haven’t volunteered through the Adler before, you need to undergo a background check before you can mentor. If you are interested, sign up through the mentoring form, or email Josh Deshaies (the STEM Teen Programs Coordinator) directly: Jdeshaies.
Please also pass this along to friends and family with 6th-8th grade students.
Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. is coming up on February 20th! This event takes the model of Random Hacks of Kindness to help middle school students gain knowledge of their community’s needs. Teams of 6th – 8th graders will come to the Adler and collaborate with charities and web developers to design tools that address a variety of these needs. Students will work in teams including STEM Mentors, mentors from CoderDojoChi, and charity representatives to develop a prototype computer application that addresses a proposed challenge. We are currently recruiting for student participants and mentors! See below for more information.
Who Can Participate?
We are currently looking for middle school students (ages 11-14) to serve on the design teams. Students can register as an individual or sign up as part of a team. Interested students can sign-up online via the following link: youthprograms with their full name, the number of people in their party, and their email.
We are also looking for mentors who have expertise in design and mobile app development. Mentors will have the opportunity to help guide students through the process of designing and prototyping. They can sign up via this link: http://bit.ly/1WNXRDN
Schedule of Events:
9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Breakfast
9:15 a.m. – Warm-up
9:30 a.m. – Charity Pitches
9:45 a.m. – Rapid Brainstorming & Team Formation
11:00 a.m. – Development Time
11:40 a.m. & 12:20 p.m. – Lunch (2 separate sessions)
3:00 p.m. – Project Sharing
4:00 p.m. – Activities conclude