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Could you inspire a young person in care? STEM mentors needed

inspiring childDo you work in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) -related role, or have a STEM background? Could you inspire a young person in care to consider a career in science? Are you interested in acting as a voluntary mentor to a young person aged 12 to 14? Find out more about this exciting opportunity to really make a difference to a young person's life at an informal briefing on Thursday 20 June from 12.30-1.30pm in R0.03/4 Ramphal.

Young people in care are significantly less likely than their peers to achieve a GCSE at grades A to C in a STEM subject, or to go on to study these subjects post-16. The LACES (Looked After Children’s Education Service) STEM Mentoring Project is looking for University staff to act as mentors to young people aged 12 to 14, to support them as they make decisions about careers and future study, and to encourage them to explore academic and career pathways they may never have considered.

Find out more

To find out more, come along to a briefing meeting on Thursday 20 June, 12.30-1pm in R0.03/4 (Ramphal). Staff from LACES will be giving a short presentation on the project and the mentoring role, and answering any questions you might have.

To book a place at the briefing (or if you are unable to attend but would like to register your interest), please email Jenny Watson in Warwick Volunteers by Monday 17 June.