SB Mentoring

Mentoring Programs                                                                               Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

Our mentoring programs provide opportunities for exciting STEM exploration under the guidance of dedicated adult volunteers in small group settings.
STEM Mentoring
Boys & Girls Grades 3-4

The STEM Mentoring Program began in January of 2016  to provide youth with structured, hands-on activities facilitated in small groups by supportive mentors. The overall goal of STEM Mentoring is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of our members. This program is funded by the Sea Research Foundation.

The program is broken up into three "modules”:

Module 1 
Waste Wise Challenge: Mentors and mentees will work together as a Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL) team to research a piece of trash, explore simple machines, and experience the engineering design process. At the end of the module, teams will attend a Jr.FLL Expo to show off their work to family, friends, and others! The module concludes with a field trip to LEGO Land.

Module 2
Quickball Math: In this action-packed module, provided in partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, mentors and mentees will practice fundamental math skills in connection with fun activities on the Quickball field. The module concludes with a field trip to see a ball game.

Module 3
Endangered Species: Adventure Mentors and mentees will become conservation-minded citizens of the future as they learn about endangered species around the world and the daily choices they can make to protect the environment closer to home. The module concludes with a field trip to  Mystic Aquarium.

How the Program Works
The 24 members are divided into 6 groups of 4 members. Each group has an adult volunteer mentor, assisted by high school junior volunteer mentors. The groups do not change, nor do the mentors. The program meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. 

For more information, contact Melissa Moy at 203-908-3378 or melissa@wakemanclub.org
Sikorsky Mentoring
Boys & Girls Grades 5-6

Wakeman partners with Sikorsky Aircraft for a STEM Mentoring program. Volunteers from Sikorsky work with members in fifth and sixth grade to provide youth structured, hands-on activities facilitated in small groups. While in the program, mentors help mentees with social development and academic achievement. Mentors and mentees work through a series of STEM modules to increase their knowledge and ignite a passion for STEM related fields.   
For more information, contact Melissa Moy at 203-908-3378 or melissa@wakemanclub.org
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