For those interested in making a difference,
Y STEM and Chess Inc. (YSC) mission is to empower underserved and at-risk children with an opportunity to pursue STEM careers and change their life trajectory. We teach underserved children remotely in chess, math, and computer science to empower them to pursue STEM majors/professions with the support of professionals.
Our first focus is on our society’s unfulfilled need for students with a firm learning foundation to pursue a life in the world of STEM. The second and primary focus of YSC is fulfilling those needs, by working with the children of our socially and economically underserved populations. We introduce and engage these in the world of STEM through our curriculum. The goal is to provide students from this group the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to enter STEM career paths, assist in solving the critical shortage of STEM-skilled citizens, and helping their families escape poverty.
We work with schools with a large percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-cost lunch programs. Students of this group are often rebellious, not because they are unable to learn but they respond to different learning approaches. We want our mentors to become friends, role models, and confidants to establish a sense of belonging with our students in the STEM community.
We are looking for vibrant individuals that have an animated passion for STEM and want to share that joy with children from underserved backgrounds that are desperate for positive mentors. You will be tutoring in chess, mathematics, and/or Computer Science (Python, Linux, and Java) along with mentoring. Individuals that are interested in working with kids should have knowledge of at least one of these concepts, clean background, patience, and willingness to work with these types of children. We will help those interested in learning our method. Our mentors will need to be available to volunteer for 1 hour to five hours a week completely remote.
To apply as a mentor please fill out this google form:
Any questions feel free to reach out to:
Devin Nakano, Founder, and Lead Mentor