WiSTEM2D Youth Programs Orientation

This eModule provides a general overview of Johnson & Johnson’s WiSTEM2D initiative, the STEM2D philosophy, and general roles and responsibilities.

It is designed for mentors, site coordinators and program partners of the the global Johnson &Johnson funded WiSTEM2D program.

WiSTEM2D Volunteer Training

This eModule helps volunteers/youth navigators spark STEM2D enchantment and excitement among girls, tell their story, engage girls, and facilitate group dynamics.

WiSTEM2D Team Lead Training

This eModule helps team leads understand their role in the WiSTEM2D initiative, provides practical planning advice, including how to register the event with Talent for Good, select the venue and student activity, and recruit volunteers. It also reviews the data collection process and STEM2D resources available to team leads.

STEM2D Overview

This fact sheet is an overview of NIWL’s work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D) education and career readiness.

Live Event! Sparking Girls’ Interest in STEM²D Careers

Angela Shenton (Sr. Director, IT Procurement, Johnson & Johnson) and Lisa Johnson (Director, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI360) co-hosted this STEM2D Live Event, which explored the importance of engaging and mentoring girls along STEM²D career paths. Brenda Okereke (Rutgers University School of Engineering student) and Gloria Candelario Hossri (J&J volunteer mentor) shared their experiences working together in the J&J Bridge to Employment Program. Teshell Ponteen Green (FHI360 Technical Officer) also led participants through two STEM²D activities during the episode.

STEM2D Student Activities Series Overview

The STEM2D Student Activities series includes interactive and fun, hands-on activities for girls and young women, ages 12–18, globally. All activities are aligned with research-based theory and the STEM2D philosophy. This guide helps youth navigators (individuals working with young people) select and implement the activities.

Go to STEM2D.org to see all STEM2D Student Activities and Ignite! activities.

BTE Overview

Launched by Johnson & Johnson in 1992, BTE helps young people build solid futures and makes learning meaningful, engaging and relevant. This fact sheet is an overview of the BTE initiative, NIWL’s role, key data and evaluation results.

Work and Learning Success Plan

This individual success plan template, created through youth-adult partnership, can be used to encourage and motivate young people and the adults they work with in creating a plan for personal, social, and economic success.

The Advantages of an Intermediary Agency to Reentry

This white paper reviews literature and other findings from nongovernmental organizations that point to an intermediary agency as providing the best model for delivering wraparound services to youth returning to their communities after involvement in the U.S. justice system.

Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship

The YDPA program is a registered apprenticeship program, certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), to prepare entry-level youth development professionals. As a registered apprenticeship, the program includes 3000-4000 hours of On the Job learning (OJL) and 350 hours of Related Technical Instruction (RTI). Apprentices are typically young people between the ages of 18-24.

To request access to the full curriculum, email us at: niwl@fhi360.org