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Become a Mentor

Join a team of technologists on a mission to prepare smart African youth for careers of the future.

We’re looking for software engineers to work one-on-one with students studying computer science and web development. We’re also looking for other tech professionals to give workshops on design, leadership, presentation skills, and more.

Why become a Mentor

Boost your career

Those who mentor others do better at work and get promoted faster.

Sharpen your skills

Explaining concepts to newbies is a great way to deepen your own understanding

Meet like-minded people

Join a community of tech professionals committed to equity and inclusion.

Ways you can volunteer

Teaching Assistant

Students earn independently then come together once a week for a 90-minute problem-solving session on Zoom led by a Teaching Assistant. As a TA, you will:

  • Meet with a small group (2-8) of students, live on Zoom.
  • Work through problems, and give feedback
  • Time commitment: 3 hours a week for 4 weeks (1hr prep, 90-minute class)

Upcoming class dates are Feb 7 – Mar 11 2022 (introductory Python)

Career Coach

Career mentors support students as needed, including guest speaking on panels, and providing general career advice and guidance. As a mentor, you will:

  • Speak candidly and honestly about your career path
  • Give students advice on growing as technologists
  • Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month depending on program needs

Upcoming sessions are Feb 25, 2022 at 10am UTC