Our STEAM Mentors program is a partnership with Christian Brothers University and Maxine Smith STEAM academy, to provide students additional academic support through mentors. During Fall 2017, mentors were selected from a competitive process overseen by three CBU faculty members. Eight CBU students served as Jay Uiberall CBU STEAM Mentors and were required to keep a journal documenting their hours and experiences as a mentor. Several mentors shared their journal entries from the semester.
"Throughout the mentoring program, I was blessed to be able to help around the classroom and get to interact with the scholars and build amazing relationships. They helped me better understand the feeling of what a teacher does for them and how much they rely on a teacher. The scholars made me feel welcomed as much as the teacher I assisted. The teacher gave me some knowledge on how she became part of the education world and how much fun it has been and it has transformed her life. And that just sparked another interest in me to continue my passion for bettering our youth."
"I overall enjoyed my time working with the MSSA students. They were all eager to learn and most had very bright personalities. I'm happy to say that I was able to offer a few students advice with topics outside of academics and hold conversations with them as an actual mentor. I feel that I academically helped the most during the Pre-Algebra classes and the RTI classes because Math is my area of expertise and the RTI students were those who struggled."
Our STEAM Mentor program continues to evolve and develop to best meet the needs of the students involved.