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.

Bridge to Employment Fact Sheet Overview

Launched by Johnson & Johnson in 1992, Bridge to Employment (BTE) inspires young people (14 to 18 years old) to stay in school, excel academically, and elevate their career aspirations. 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.

Volunteer Tips: STEM Messaging for Parents

Part of NIWL’s Volunteer Tip Series, STEM Messaging for Parents, outlines key messages that can be shared with parents, both to convince them of the value of STEM education and career options and to help them promote and maintain their child’s interest in STEM.

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Volunteer Tips: Youth Brain Development

Part of NIWL’s Volunteer Tip Series, Youth Brain Development provides youth navigators with a basic overview and key concepts related to brain development. Understanding adolescent brain development provides important information for supporting young people as they navigate this period of development.

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Volunteer Tips: Engaging Youth

Part of NIWL’s Volunteer Tips Series, Engaging Youth helps youth navigators prepare for, engage with, and inspire youths.

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Volunteer Tips: Engaging with Girls

Part of NIWL’s Volunteer Tips Series, Engaging with Girls provides youth navigators with tips and strategies for actively engaging girls in their learning. Explore about gender-sensitive learning environments, unconscious bias, unintended impact, the importance of role models, key classroos group-management strategies.

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Volunteer Tips: Intro to Gender

Part of NIWL’s Volunteer Tip Series, Intro to Gender helps youth navigators (1) better understand the increasing diversity of the young people who may participate in this program, and (2) some of the deeper issues associated with gender and the broader effort to promote an inclusive and just society.

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