Share your college experiences and strategies for success as a mentor to students at the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School.
As a UB student, you have earned your place at the University, competing with other applicants to demonstrate your achievements and potential. You probably had help along the way - perhaps family, mentors and advisors who have offered support and guidance, helping you navigate the college application process and negotiate challenges and opportunities along the way.
Through this project, we invite you to pay the support forward - sharing your experiences and strategies with area youth who aspire to the opportunities and success you have achieved. Specifically, the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School is looking for UB students to serve as mentors, helping their population understand the opportunities available through UB and inspiring them to pursue exciting career and academic pathways. We are especially interested in engaging UB students from international or intercultural backgrounds and first-generation students.
In-person mentoring is preferred but we are also open to virtual mentoring or digital presentations that can be cataloged and shared.
Students will work with John Mehmet Kaya, staff member at Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School and UB doctoral student (Graduate School of Education), to develop personalized presentations and mentoring opportunities aligned with school needs.
Presentations will include but not be limited to:
|Length of commitment||Open: Any|
|Level of collaboration||Flexible|
|Who is eligible||Anyone|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience.
To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: