Get Involved

 

Do you have a passion for STEM?  Are you interested in volunteering in Baltimore?  Are you interested helping to train the next generation of engineers, scientists, and mathematicians?  If so, sign up to volunteer with SABES today! If you would like additional information on the SABES program, you can review this presentation about the program.

 

STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded collaboration between Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) and Johns Hopkins University. Its purpose is to improve educational outcomes in STEM disciplines throughout Baltimore City’s elementary schools. Specifically, this five-year project focuses on improving STEM curriculum and delivery in grades 3 – 5 at nine schools in three targeted communities (Greater Homewood, Greektown/Highlandtown and Park Heights).

 

    • Welcome students into the STEM pipeline at an early age and encourage them to consider STEM majors/careers
    • Provide students with a meaningful opportunity to meet STEM experts
    • Explain how science and math are utilized by engineers
    • Discuss real-life applications of the tools and concepts that students learn in the classroom
    • Introduce students to STEM careers
    • Support students completing Student Driven Projects – using STEM to improve aspects of their community

     

    • STEM professionals
    • STEM retirees
    • STEM faculty
    • STEM staff
    • STEM post docs
    • STEM graduate students
    • STEM undergraduate students
    • STEM enthusiasts

     

    • Become a mentor for afterschool SABES!
      • Serve with a team of 4 or 8 mentors in support of one SABES afterschool classroom
    • Support the classroom approximately 2 – 4 hours / month (plus travel time)
      • Each week, a pair of mentors assists the students during a 2-hour SABES class
      • Based on team size, a mentor should visit the classroom 1 or 2 times / month
    • Serve 28 weeks (or less) throughout the school year
      • Classes meet four hours a week (sometime between 2:30 and 6:00 PM, Monday – Thursday)
      • Training for afterschool mentors is typically held in September or October

     

    As an afterschool mentor, you:

    • build relationships with students and a facilitator
    • encourage and guide students during STEM activities
    • support learning of critical thinking skills and the Engineering Design Process.

     

    Hear from our afterschool mentors about their experience:

     

  • If you would like to become involved with SABES as an afterschool mentor and/or guest speaker, please complete the volunteer interest form.

     

    If you have any questions, please email SABES@jhu.edu or call the Program Coordinator, William Lyoo, at 410.516.7968.

 

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