Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Corporate Campus Mentoring Program - Raytheon's S&D II

Raytheon has multiple mentoring programs to encourage STEM. Stand & Deliver is a corporate campus mentoring program. 

All students will not become STEM majors; however, having a strong STEM background is job security for the future. Change and evolving technology in all occupations are inevitable.

A similar corporate campus mentoring program can focus upon a company's strengths, not necessarily STEM,  and many occupations within its walls, e.g., finance/accounting, administration, communication, supply chain, clerical, transportation, graphic design, web technology... the list is endless!

From the website:

Stand & Deliver

Making a Difference

Stand & Deliver, a corporate campus academic mentoring program, matches volunteer professionals from STEM fields with underserved middle and high school students in Lawrence, Mass. By inviting students to visit their mentors in corporate environments, the program exposes them to a world they may not experience otherwise--and gives them a true sense of where math and science can lead them.

A Raytheon mentor teaches a student.
Reading, writing and arithmetic. Just some of the many subjects that Raytheon employees help teach local students as part of the Stand & Deliver mentoring program.

Vital Educational Resource

From enabling students to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam and graduate high school to helping them apply to college, the Stand & Deliver program remains a vital educational resource. The pilot program in Tewksbury, Mass., yielded 14 mentee-mentor matches. Today, the program operates in multiple cities, and has produced over 100 matches in the past four years.

It's In The Numbers
Each school year, Stand & Deliver surveys its participants. Ninety-one students from Lawrence, Mass. in grades 7-12 completed this year’s survey:
  • 59% of participants said their interest in school had gone up
  • 74% of students said their desire to learn new things had increased
  • 76% of students said their grades had improved
  • 86% of students said their confidence in their school work had increased
  • 99% of students picture themselves attending college one day
  • 100% of English language learners said their English had improved  


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