High School Program
During hands-on STEM activities, female high school students work in tandem with STEM professionals to mentor elementary and middle school students participating in the Launch STEM Careers (LSC) program. High school students participating in LSC benefit in a myriad of ways including the following:
Leadership Opportunities through the LSC Volunteer Mentor Program
In addition to providing an opportunity for high school students to mentor elementary and middle school girls by leading hands-on STEM activities, high school participants also learn how to prepare lessons and teach hands-on STEM concepts. Furthermore, high school students become role models to young girls and inspire them to stay interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Students receive community service hours
Due to the volunteer nature of the work, high school students participating in LSC earn community service hours.
Opportunities to network
High school students participating in LSC not only have the opportunity to volunteer in a field that fascinates them, they’re also given the chance to network with STEM professionals and college students majoring in STEM fields. Networking events take place throughout the year. For example, mentors at Bayside High had a networking event with Florida Institute of Technology mentors and participating high school seniors were invited to the FIT Women in STEM Event.
Girls can sign up for a consultation with a STEM Professional
Participating students can sign up to receive feedback and advice on the college admissions process including but not limited to scholarship essays, college applications, and college admissions essays.
- Astronaut High School —mentors Oak Park and South Lake Elementary Schools
- Bayside High School—mentors Westside and Royal Palm Elementary Schools
- Eau Gallie High School—mentors Sabal Elementary School and Johnson Middle School
- Melbourne High School—supports Thales Corp. in acting as mentors to Harbor City Elementary School and Hoover Middle School
- Palm Bay Magnet High School—supports Harris Corp. in acting as mentors toPalm Bay Elementary School
- Satellite High School—mentors DeLaura Middle School