Spelman College develops mentoring program for McNair High School CIS students

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CIS Atlanta partnered with Spelman College to develop a bridge mentoring program with the female students at McNair High School.

CIS site coordinator Pam Hurst identified case load students who would benefit from being mentored by students who chose to attend college and thrive in a space that has had a history of being male dominated by majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) based curriculum.

Students had the opportunity to engage with future doctors, scientists, engineers, technology and robotic leaders of the Spelman College community.

An additional partnership included the technology developers of the communication platform Prizm. All of the students were given a tutorial on how to engage on the app and have a safe space for communication and virtual mentoring.

By the end of the inaugural meeting, students found their matches and began to discuss their goals for the remainder of the year. The organic connections fostered an atmosphere of excitement and positive energy. The pilot mentoring program will continue throughout the 2015-1206 school year.

Check out photos from the event below:

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