Title: Coach FutureCity Competition Coach (grades 6-8)
Travel Required: Yes
Location: On Site
Background Check: Yes
Will training Applicant(s): Yes, although a degree in engineering is needed to effectively coach students in building their projects.
Date Posted: 2/22/2019
Expected length of volunteering: One semester at minimum, but a longer commitment is preferred.
Supervisory Responsibility: No
Expected Hours of Work: 3 hours a week
Driver’s License Needed: No
Orientation or training needed? Yes
Does this accommodate special groups? 55+
Minimum age required: 18
Education and Training: Engineering
What is FutureCity?
Future City is a competition that encourages middle school students to make the world a better place. It challenges the students to image and create cities of the future with sustainability in mind. Topics in the past included stormwater management, urban agriculture, and green energy. The current theme is to design "a resilient power grid" that withstand and quickly repair after a natural disaster. (Future City Competition, n.d). Your role will be to assist, mentor and coach students in the five deliverables of the competition. Further details to be provided upon your offer and acceptance of this volunteer role.
Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities
About Us: JerseySTEM is an all-volunteer grassroots non-profit agency dedicated to bridging the innovation gap, the opportunity gap and the gender gap in STEM education. We provide free of charge after-school, project-based, hands-on, team structed programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to underserved students in New Jersey. Classes include Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Life Sciences, etc. and are focused on kids grade 5-8. The program last 10 weeks and are taught predominantly by volunteer college students that we recruit, train, transport, and mentor as they donate 2 hours/week to the program.