Apply to be a Mentor
Our current application period is for the Summer 2019 Season!
Mentors will work with K-12 grade students and aid in exposing them to opportunities in STEM through the program. Playing a critical role in the program, mentors teach students about careers in STEM over a weeklong period this summer. Mentors teach 5 times a week from 9-5:30 p.m.
2019 Summer Camp Info
MAY 24th @ 11:59 p.m.
Week of June 10 ( 3 - 5 days, times TBD)
Week of June 17
Multi-week teaching sessions from June 13 - August 16
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10 Week Program: April-June
1 Week Programs: June-August
10 Week Program: October-December
What our Mentors are Saying
AppJam+ is a unique opportunity that many kids don't have the chance to get. From a mentor's perspective, I believe I learned just as much from my group of students just as much as they learned from me. They showed the camaraderie built upon the struggles of making an app is an experience like no other. Avelino M., AppJam+ Mentor, Spring 2017
Being an AppJam+ mentor was everything I thought it would be and more. It was challenging because I had forgotten what it was like being in middle school, but after adapting it became fun and made me feel as enthusiastic as my kids were. After AppJam+, I've decided that I will eventually get my teaching credential and possibly become a high school teacher sometime in the future. I have AppJam+ to thank for the fellow mentors I've come to be friends with, the kids that I've taught and inspired, and the experience that has helped shape my future. Kenny N., AppJam+ Mentor, Spring 2017
Many of the members on my team came from low-income families (some didn't even have access to a computer at home), so being able to give them a jumpstart into something that may define their careers down the line was an experience I'll never forget. John H., AppJam+ Mentor, Fall 2014
AppJam+ allowed me to see just how far students can go when they have the resources to do so. I was able to see students go from not knowing much about programming to having that 'aha' moment where they truly understood what they were doing and began enjoying it. Cecilia G., AppJam+ Mentor, Summer 2016
I'm not sure if I should apply because...
I don't have a car
We arrange carpool for mentors who have no means of transportation to and from the school.
I don't know how to make a mobile game app
We train all our mentors on how to use the mobile app development platform utilized in our program.
I've never worked with children before
We train all our mentors to work and build rapport with middle school students using effective classroom management techniques.
I don't know my class schedule yet
Please estimate to the best of your knowledge what schedule you plan to have and update us when it's confirmed!
I don't attend one of your partnered colleges/universities
We accept applicants from all universities and colleges.
I am an international student
Depending on which university or college you attend, we may be able to accept you. Please contact us for a more up to date response.
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