Our current application period is for the Spring 2019 Season!


Mentors help empower middle school students and aid in exposing them to opportunities in STEM through the program. Playing a critical role in the program, mentors teach middle school students how to develop a mobile game application and about careers in STEM. Mentors teach twice a week, 2 hours each class after school at each school.


ORANGE COUNTY AREA

AppJam+ Spring 2019 Info


Universities & Deadlines:
Cal State Fullerton: FEBRUARY 6, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.
Chapman University: FEBRUARY 6, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.
UC Irvine: FEBRUARY 20, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

Mandatory Trainings:
Training #1: March 2nd from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Training #2: March 3rd from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Training #3: March 9th from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Training #4: March 10th from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Training #5: March 16th from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.

10 Week Program: April-June

APPLY HERE

RIVERSIDE AREA

AppJam+ Spring 2019 Info


Universities & Deadlines:
UC Riverside: FEBRUARY 13, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

Mandatory Trainings:
Training #1: February 23rd from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Training #2: February 24th from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Training #3: March 2nd from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Training #4: March 3rd from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m.

10 Week Program: April - June

APPLY HERE


Sessions Offered



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.

Questions? Contact us