What is The NET Mentoring?
This NET is a unique mentoring organization founded and run by young, minority professionals and leaders in the Boston area. The NET intends to take on a holistic approach to solving the achievement gap between inner-city students and their suburban counterparts. The achievement and opportunity gap is a phenomenon that is quite complex and multifaceted; school systems, mental fortitude, access to/awareness of opportunities, resources and guidance are just a few of the factors that contribute to this epidemic. In approaching this problem, our organization intends to help build a resilient, conscious mentality in students through a uniquely crafted curriculum that involves topics such as: economic empowerment, history (and its modern relevance), self-esteem, music, current events, etc. Through this curriculum coupled with building interest in STEM through programming and connecting students to resources in the Boston, we plan to build a feasible pipeline to success and obliterate achievement gap.
Our mission is to build a pipeline to success and help close the STEM achievement gap for inner-city, minority students through:
- Group mentoring by educated young adult leaders from their communities
- Building interest in STEM among elementary and middle school students via STEM programming, activities and guest speakers from STEM fields
- Building self-awareness, social consciousness and self-esteem through a uniquely modeled curriculum that helps build student understanding of current events and its relevance to their history, cultures and futures
- Connecting students to existing resources and organizations in Boston to cultivate their creative interests and further expand their visions of what they believe they can contribute to the world
- Creating continuity within a network of positive organizations and resources that students can benefit from
- Introduce students to STEM-related principles through unique, hands-on activities
- Connect students to great opportunities/ programs in Boston to help build consistency and continuity on their path to success
-Discuss, learn and debate issues related to race, self-esteem, economic empowerment, history, current events and more