January is National Mentoring Month

To kick off the month, we will be hosting a webinar entitled " Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM," on January 11, 2018 featuring Techbridge Girls and FabFems. The webinar will cover tangible takeaways for educators seeking to utilize mentors in their programming, in addition to concrete strategies mentors can use to engage girls. This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available on our webinar archive.

Throughout the remainder of the month, we will be featuring mentors in cybersecurity, engineering, and health on our social media channels. View the schedule of events and join the  conversation online using the hashtag #NGCPNationalMentoringMonth18. Be sure to  follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay connected.   

National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors to guide our youth. Research shows girls benefit from relationships with role models and mentors who can provide valuable information about STEM careers. Below are additional resources:
 
FabFems  
A collection of resources for role models, educators, and parents to inspire and educate girls about science, computer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses and careers. The website includes Resources for Role Models and Resources for Girls.

National Mentoring Resource Center
A collection of mentoring resources including handbooks, curricula, manuals, and other resources that practitioners can use to implement and further develop program practices.

NCWIT Mentoring Resources
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) developed Mentoring-in-a-Box: Technical Women at Work, to help women excel in the technical professions and advance to positions of leadership. Another resource is Evaluating a Mentoring Program Guide, which provides a step-by-step plan with example metrics for evaluating a workplace mentoring program (in either industry or academia).
 
SciGirls Role Model Strategies
SciGirls Role Model Strategies: Encouraging Girls to Consider STEM Careers offers basic training for role models, introducing them to best practices for their volunteer efforts.
 
Techbridge 
  are available to help develop skills to engage girls and underrepresented youth in STEM through guides, videos, and questions.
 
NGCP Role Models and Mentoring Resources   
Visit the NGCP Role Models and Mentoring page for more resources.