Mentors

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Mentoring relationships

Stanford Professor Carol Dweck’s research shows that a growth mindset leads to higher academic achievement. Kids learn how to behave by imitating others. During our workshop girls learn how their role models developed their growth mindset.

Our mentors are women who work at the high tech industry (except for the Women for Girls’ Day event where profesional successful women come also from other industries). We help our mentors use mentoring relationships strategically to help girls to: (1) learn about the STEM careers their mentors have. Mentors give mentees a glimpse of who they might become when they are an adult in the future; (2) learn about the skills needed to study STEM careers. Mentors help kids view themselves as someone whose potential is not set in stone; (3) drop the stereotypes they have about women in STEM; (3) change the idea that STEM is boring or too hard for them.

Women for Girls’ Day 6/15 & 6/29 (time commitment for mentors is from 11 am to 2 pm): during these dates girls will team up with mentors from several companies to do an easy and fun hands-on activity based on a STEM product that is saving premature babies in remote villages of Asia. This day we are also celebrating women role models who are community leaders. Women for Girls’ Day is part of Kids’ Vision’s summer camps.

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Summer Camp A

Monday, June 12th * Location: Google * Mentors: Google * Activity: tour of Googleplex, growth mindset and design thinking activity.
Tuesday, June 13th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Google (Project Loon Team) * Activity: Project Loon in Africa. Girls get to build their own high altitude ballon.
Wednesday, June 14th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Visa * Activity: Wind Turbines in Africa. Girls get to build their own wind turbines and generate electricity.
Thursday, June 15th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Several companies * Activity: Engineering Incubator Alternatives for Babies in Asia. Girls get to build their own incubators, and learn what Engineering is.
Friday, June 16th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Tesla * Activity: Providing Safety for Children in Africa With Solar Panels. Girls get to use solar panels to make music, light a bulb and pump water.

Summer Camp B

Monday, June 26th * Location: Google * Mentors: Google * Activity: tour of Googleplex, growth mindset and design thinking activity.
Tuesday, June 27th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Google (Project Loon Team) * Activity: Project Loon in Africa. Girls get to build their own high altitude ballon.
Wednesday, June 28th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Visa * Activity: Wind Turbines in Africa. Girls get to build their own wind turbines and generate electricity.
Thursday, June 29th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Several companies * Activity: Engineering Incubator Alternatives for Babies in Asia. Girls get to build their own incubators.
Friday, June 30th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Cisco * Activity: Revolutionizing Education for Children in Asia with Internet. Girls will teardown routers, and understand how Internet works.