MXDC The Mexican Professionals Network (MXDC) in partnership with the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF) and Fundación Azteca have been coordinating a six-month long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) mentorship program for high school students in Mexico City. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to follow a career in STEM and to inform them of the opportunities of both choosing a career in STEM and attending college in the United States.

STEM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS

The STEM Mentorship Program  will select 20-25 mentors to be paired with a high school student from Plantel Azteca in Mexico City.  For six months (March to August), mentors and mentees will meet online once a month for an hour-long session during which they will share notes on how to apply to a school in the U.S. as well as discuss career paths in STEM. Mentors will also be encouraged to share their own experiences going through the application process and/or working professionally in the US. 

Mentors are Mexican professionals who are 21+ years of age and who can commit to spending at least 2 hours a month to prepare for and hold an online session with their mentee. Though people with experience in STEM are preferred, applications from other fields are welcome. Residency in the Washington dc area preferred.

The application can be found at https://forms.gle/GhFbLWZaQuwFbKedA

BACKGROUND

MXDC is a volunteer-run, non-profit, non-partisan, inclusive organization that fosters the principle of collaboration. The mission of MXDC is to organize and strengthen the community of highly-qualified Mexican expatriates in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. to promote the professional and personal development of its members and act as a vehicle for Mexicans abroad to contribute to the social, political and economic development of Mexico.

U.S.-Mexico Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering bilateral cooperation and understanding between the United States and Mexico. Rooted in NAFTA and launched in 2009, USMF has a bi national board of business and civic leaders with extensive networks in the U.S. and Mexico. Recently, the USMF started a new chapter with a compelling agenda focused on policy and advocacy, creating new alliances to address current challenges and opportunities facing the bilateral relationship.

Fundación Azteca is the main social arm of Grupo Salinas, which has created social, environmental, educational and cultural value through high impact programs, synergies with the public sector and the citizens of Mexico for more than 20 years. Its mission is to create and strengthen capacities in society to improve their quality of life in education, culture, environment and community under a sustainable approach, and to create a culture of inclusive prosperity that in an environment of freedom generates value in society and the environment.


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