Join past Girl Scout Technovation Challenge mentors to learn more about the 2017 Technovation Challenge and being a mentor. This is an informational meeting not a committment!
What is the Technovation Challenge?
Empower girls become a technology entrepreneur and develop a mobile app prototype that solves a real problem in their local community. Join us to code for change, and facilitate the development of an app to change the world for the better, inspired by the United Nation's Global Goals. Girls will choose an issue that they’re passionate about involving Peace, Poverty, Equality, or the Environment. Girls Scouts in teams of up to 5 middle school or high school aged girls will work together to research, design, and build a mobile app prototype, working with a mentor. The team will then pitch their apps to prospective investors and receive feedback and ideas from technology industry professionals.
Check out technovationchallenge.org for more information!
Who are Mentors?
Mentors are professional and postgraduate men and women who feel comfortable learning new technologies and are passionate about helping girls become leaders. Girls look to their mentors as role models on how to overcome obstacles during and after their Technovation journey. Some mentors choose to work in teams to provide complementary skill sets for the girls.Mentors do not need to be tech professionals (although it's great if you do have tech expertise!)
Technovation provides a complete curriculum to go along with all scheduled meetings. Mentors are not expected to know have all the answers. Instead, they learn with their teams and help them to persevere when they encounter difficulties. Mentors can guide the teams through the problem-solving process, and afterwards, girls will be more confident overcoming similar challenges by themselves in the future.
Commitment and Responsibilities:
25-50 hours: at least 2 hours per week for 12 weeks from Jan through Apr 2017; (or co-mentor and share the commitment with another mentor)
be comfortable learning new technologies;
be a role model for girls.
Contact Michaela Butler at (619) 610-0813 or email@example.com for more information.