Leader in Training

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What is it?

  • Runs in conjunction with the Engineering Science Quest LIT Program and is free for self-identifying Black participants
  • Engages high school students applicants (finished grade 9 or higher as of July 2024) that have interest in volunteer experience with Engineering Outreach
  • Builds leadership skills through group problem solving, insight into our program development and delivery, and first-hand experience working with children
  • Includes attending one mandatory training session (Saturday June 29th OR Saturday July 20th) and volunteer placement in a STEMpowered camp! 
  • Placement week is valid for completing volunteer service hours (approx. 40 hours)
  • Option to sign up for multiple placement weeks if interested

2024 Details

  • Application-based program; students must apply and be accepted into the program before registering
  • Applications open December 21st and will remain open until February 23rd
  • All applicants will be informed if they have been accepted into the program by April 22nd
  • The STEMpowered LIT Program is free for self-identifying Black participants; Includes one participant T-shirt.
  • Placement week(s) available in July and August 2024*; selected after you receive your acceptance (you will receive more details through an acceptance email) *Placements must take place after you have completed a training session
  • This program is not an overnight program; overnight accommodations are optional and can be booked separately through an on-campus residence partner; Details will be sent to accepted applicants

Application

Applicants must submit the STEMpowered Application Form (available below) and receive an acceptance email before registering for the program. 

2024 Applications now open!