ScienceMentors 1 to 1 is an organization that aims to develop competency and self- esteem in high school students through the application of the scientific method to environmental issues facing our society.
WHY ScienceMentors 1 to 1 Matters
In 2011, an intense focus is being placed on America’s need for innovation to produce jobs, and the imperative to better educate our children to foster future innovation. Notably, environmental innovation is among the top priorities.
While scientific innovation and education top our national agenda,the most recent nation-wide science test results show that only aboutone-fifth of high school seniors score at or above proficiency level.* Moreover, despite several decades of federally supported programs, minorities continue to be underrepresented in the scientific workforce.
The staff, mentors, students and volunteers of ScienceMentors 1 to1 are transforming this model, one student scientist at a time. The program supports student mentees at Trenton Central High School, a largely underserved student population. The volunteer Mentors are selected from a cross-section of scientists, business executives, educators and public servants who dedicate their time and resources to improving the performance and potential of their student mentees.
* National Assessment of Education Progress