Thursday, December 21, 2006

Making a difference II

From my mail box - this courtesy of remaing on JEDEC's mailing list - JEDEC or not, it is a good idea:

In this season of giving, we have an opportunity for you to consider -- giving your time and your expertise in the new year to middle and high school students to help them succeed in school. The best part? You never have to leave your desk.

NSTEP (National Science and Technology Education Partnership) is the philanthropic arm of the electronic industries. Our mission is to create partnerships between the business and educational communities that benefit both parties. Through our successful TechXplore program, we’ve connected hundreds of working professionals to serve as mentors for middle and high school students across the nation over the past five years.

Now, we have an exciting new volunteer opportunity for science and technology professionals, NSTEP Tutor.

The NSTEP Tutor and TechXplore programs rely on virtual volunteers. This process combines the proven practice of tutoring and mentoring with the speed and ease of the internet, enabling busy professionals to make significant contributions to the academic lives of students.

NSTEP Tutor: volunteer from your home or office, wherever you have a computer and an Internet connection. You’ll help students in 7th-12th grades with math and science assignments. You commit to the time and day(s) most convenient for your schedule. We ask for a minimum of 2 hours per month. NSTEP and our partner do the rest. Click this link for more details to become a tutor

TechXplore: volunteer from your home or office computer. Mentor teams of students as they compete in a 12 week program to solve an everyday problem using technology. NSTEP will assign you a facilitator who is usually a teacher or after school administrator and a team of students. We ask your help in guiding them as they work through their project. You would need to commit 1 hour/week for 12 weeks. Click this link for more details to become a mentor

If you’d like to know more you may email us at

Thank you.

Peter F. McCloskey, CEO
National Science & Technology Education Partnership
2500 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3834

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