About the STEM Super Advocates Program

About the STEM Super Advocates Program
We’ve all heard the question before – what do you want to be when you grow up? Whether you discovered your path through experiences or were encouraged by a mentor, we know it’s not always easy to find the right track. That’s why we’re looking for STEM students or young professionals to join us and share their stories with students, educators, and employers in their local communities. We need your help because nobody understands where students are coming from better than you!

Washington STEM wants to work with you to help more young people be made aware of the potential a strong STEM education can bring to their future. We want students to be aware of the skills and education needed to pursue a STEM-related career and also help educators and businesses understand the role they can play in getting students ready for a strong STEM career.

Join us and College Spark to become part of a network of STEM Super Advocates! You’ll work to help students understand STEM career and education options throughout the state – especially in communities underrepresented in STEM like girls, first generation college students, students of color, rural students, low-income students, and LGBTQ students. You’ll advocate for STEM education grounded in Next Generation Science Standards and paired with career connected education to give students a solid prep for their future.

Are you a STEM student or young professional ages 18-24? Are you interested in educating your local community with insights from your personal journey? Do you want to inspire local students to investigate a career in STEM? Join us!

As a STEM Super Advocate, you will be provided with the training and resources to amplify your story through both community events and opportunities to reach a broader audience such as blog posts, videos, and social media.

Who should apply:

- Individuals currently involved in a STEM-related education program or profession
- Those seeking to inspire change in their local community
- Girls, rural students, first generation college students, people of color, LGBTQ students, and students from low-income communities throughout Washington
- People looking to expand their personal and professional network within their region
-Those that can commit to engagement with the program through March 2019.

Participation in the STEM Super Advocate program will include:

- Attending two virtual trainings held quarterly (90 minutes each)
- Attending one in-person training (120 minutes)
- Monthly check-ins with Washington STEM via conference call
- Completing two blog posts for Washington STEM’s blog (focuses could include STEM education, learning standards, or career connected learning)
- Presenting at least 1 community events
- Attending family engagement nights in your local area
- Meeting with STEM Network representatives and community leaders
- A stipend of $50/month for up to 6 months. 

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Keep going to complete the application! 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 30, 2018.