K-12 Tutoring AND SERVICE Opportunities:
  • Are you interested in supporting local youth through tutoring sessions, STEM game nights and concept reviews?
  • Do you want to volunteer with local students and organizations?
  • Is your student organization or department interested in creating video lessons for local schools or participating in local math and science nights?
      • PLEASE – Contact cdiazruiz@mines.edu to learn more about these opportunities and get connected with local schools and organizations!
PAID OPPORTUNITY OR WORK STUDY - DENVER High SCHOOL - DIGGER DEN

Join a mentor program with a Denver high school.

Be a mentor at a Denver high school. For this work, you would need to be available 2x/month on Fridays from 11:30-1:30pm (beginning in November and ending in May). Students and mentors follow a facilitated set of activities to encourage students to envision potential educational and professional paths. Most work will be over Zoom, though mentors will go to the high school twice and students will come to Mines twice. You should have some experience in the computer science area since we will be supporting a CS class with this project.

  • George Washington High School in Denver is looking for Computer Science students or professionals to support a class of CS high school students along the lines of career and college readiness. They are looking for up to 24 people to mentor them as part of that program through Denver Public Schools.
  • Sessions would occur twice per month on Fridays from 11:30-1:30This will be mostly virtual, but in person 1-2 times at the Mines campus and 2 times at George Washington High School in Denver, during the Nov-May timeframe. (first session scheduled for 11/12/21)
  • You will be given a guide to help increase a student’s knowledge about career pathways, and encourage them to explore further schooling / a career in STEM.
  • Please contact slucken@mines.edu for more info on this PAID mentorship opportunity, or fill out this form: https://forms.gle/EEsrcoeYdY65XJny9

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - shelton elementary STEM fair
Shelton’s STEM Fair is Tues, Nov 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Bring an activity/demo to get elementary school kids excited about STEM.
This is a simple and fun way for your organization to participate in a service activity. All you need to do is bring an activity to set up at your station (or classroom) that allows kids to stop by to observe a demonstration or participate in a hands-on activity. The more engaging, the better! These are the types of things that get kids excited about science and math at an early age.

If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form (link below; may need to copy/paste into your browser) by Friday, November 5. In the form please detail the activity you plan to set up (or let us know as soon as possible).

https://forms.gle/vHhFhR319dAnkooW9

If you have any questions at all, please contact Stefanie Strathmann: es.strathmann@gmail.com

Where: Shelton Elementary School, Golden
Start: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 5:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:30 PM
Cost: Volunteer event – no cost

For more information, send email to: es.strathmann@gmail.com

PAID OPPORTUNITY OR WORK STUDY - LOCAL SCHOOLS - DIGGER DEN

Tutor a local middle/high school in math or science.

Be a tutor at a local middle/high school tutoring program in math/science. For this work, you would need to be available from approximately 3:00pm to 4:30pm on at least one day/week (Tuesday or Thursday). Prior to tutoring, the middle/high school teacher would spend ~15 minutes with you to share details on what the students are working on. We will form car pools to get to the school.

 

PAID OPPORTUNITY - TEACH @ MINES

Mines is working to build a partnership with Gary Community Ventures to provide support to grade 4-7 students who fell behind last year in math (and literacy) because of COVID.  We are casting a wide net to get a sense of how many Mines students would be interested in and have time to serve as a tutor.  This is a fantastic service opportunity and it is generously compensated at $20/hour plus an end of term bonus.  

The state’s test scores are showing that last year very little learning occurred in math.  Gary Community Ventures is starting an after school program called Gary-Learning League that provides tutoring plus fun activities for those kids most in need of math support.  Mines plans to partner with Gary to connect service and teaching oriented Mines students with the program.

Tutors are paid $20/hour for a roughly 10 hour per week 10 week commitment.  Paid training is also provided.  A $500 bonus is paid to those who complete the full 10 weeks.  The idea is that the same group of 1 – 4 kids has the same tutor three days per week for 45 minutes. Each tutor would work with three to four groups of kids per evening 3:00 – 5:30. All curriculum is in place and regularly aligned with each student’s skills. Research shows that a 10 week commitment has the best impact. It gives time to build relationships and to provide continued support to student’s learning. 

Mines will be working with schools in Jeffco and possibly Mapleton and Aurora.  This will provide opportunities for you to work near campus.  Any Mines student with an interest in teaching or helping the community will be a good fit.  The math skills necessary to be a Mines student will serve you well in this sort of position, all other training and support will be provided.

Please contact  Allie Costley amcostley@mines.edu to learn more.

UNIQUELY MINES VIDEO EXPERIMENTS LIBRARY

Help students around the world visualize science and math concepts with hands on experiments in the most UNIQUELY MINES fashion!

Accepted videos count as a service event for your BSO requirements.

 We are focusing on K-12 STEM concepts, but we welcome higher level videos as well. Host and record a lab or experiment that aligns with k-12 learning and send it to us, we will upload it to our upcoming virtual library of uniquely Mines experiments and share it with local schools.

Send your submissions to SAIL@mines.edu with the subject: Science Video, attn: Covi.

Please note: We will only review submission coming from @mines.edu email addresses.

 Thanks!!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH CLUBS
1) Join Circle K Wednesday, 10/20 @6pm in McNeil 214 to make knot blankets for Project Linus!
We have lots of fabric leftover from our last meeting, so we will be making blankets once again to be donated to Project Linus, a non-profit that collects handmade blankets and distributes them to children in need. All are welcome to join us for this post fall break gathering!

 

Where: McNeil 214
Start: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 PM
Cost: Free!

For more information, send email to: maddis@mines.edu

 

 2) The Mines Student Athlete Advisory Committee is seeking costumes and candy for a Halloween Drive for kids!

The Mines Student Athlete Advisory Committee is seeking donations for a Halloween Drive for kids! We are looking for donations of candy and kids costumes (ages 6-9) to donate to the Boys and Girls Club for an event on October 28th. Please contact Tiffany McCampbell at tiffanymccampbell@mines.edu if you are interested in donating!
For more information, send email to: tiffanymccampbell@mines.edu

 

GET INVOLVED 

Sign up to volunteer as a tutor – local school will submit referrals for students to get additional support in math and science areas. Tutoring will consist on a review of concepts and work through classroom problems.   

You can showcase all that Mines has to offer and help student advance through math and science concepts. You will gain leadership, presentation, public speaking, time management and program planning skills. You can add all this to your resume and show your commitment to education, science and accessibility, as well as leadership.

REPRESENT MINES IN THE COMMUNITY

As a K-12 Tutor you will be representing Mines and the ideal and standards Mines’ upholds. You will be a role model to others and help inspire the next generation of scientist and engineers. Your participation will increase affinity to Mines, knowledge of what Mines has to offer and the great quality of Mines’ students and graduates. It will also demonstrate your commitment to creating positive change and taking leadership. 

Host A GAME NIGHT OR LAB

Learning could be all be fun and games. Many games help develop math core competencies and scientific knowledge. You can help students achieve these competencies by hosting a game night or lab!  

SUPPORT LOCAL STUDENTS

Help create a positive environment around math and science education, lower barriers and misconceptions about careers in STEM and help support students in your community.  

Past opportunities

MITCHELL ELEMENTARY MATH & SCIENCE NIGHT!! 

Volunteer your organization for a STEM booth at Mitchell Elementary’s annual Math and Science Night on Sep. 22nd!

It’s that time of year again, and the Mitchell Elementary students are looking forward to another night of cool experiments and demonstrations done by our amazing community of scientists, engineers, and individuals that use math and science in their everyday lives. The Mitchell Elementary students would love to have you or your organization volunteer at our 15th annual Math and Science Night on Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30-7:00 pm. In order to make this event happen this year, we will be hosting the event outdoors on school grounds at Mitchell Elementary.

 

If you are interested, please fill out this Google Volunteer Exhibitor Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSds3L1ZvsDh1s5OkhLAos79BICVqy_zhkoW6Z4ajTbhndzoEg/viewform). The form includes some new questions this year to reflect the new outdoor setup. If you have any questions, want to discuss ideas or have concerns from previous years, please don’t hesitate to contact Beth Moses at fishandrocks@gmail.com. Thank You!!!

Sincerely,
Beth Moses 727-798-4240

 

Where: Mitchell Elementary (201 Rubey Dr, Golden, CO 80403)
Start: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:30 AM
End: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00 AM