The IIT Community Is Invited to Volunteer at Young Women’s Leadership Charter School

The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites IIT faculty, staff and students to consider supporting the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School for one of its end-of-year projects listed below:

College Admission Mock Interviewer 

In 11th grade, students participate in mock college admission interviews and present a college admission portfolio to enhance students’ presentation and people skills. Volunteers serve as “mock college admissions officers” and interview students on a panel of two volunteers from 7:45-9:15 am or 9:15-11:45 am on Friday, May 2, 2014 at YWLCS located at 2641 S. Calumet Avenue.

Science Fair Judge

Students in grades 7-11 present their observations, data analysis, and findings at the YWLCS Science Fair from 8-11:30 am on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the school where they study one of two projects: Chicago River or topics in chemistry. Using a defined rubric, volunteer judges and teachers collaborate to evaluate the presentations and displays. No science experience necessary.

Promotion Presentation Evaluator 

Students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades give end-of-year presentations on various core subjects. Together with teachers, volunteers give feedback using a rubric that evaluates students’ ability to demonstrate independent thinking, articulate what they have learned, and share what they know with others.

12th Grade: May 20-22, 2014 at Jenner & Block (the specific shifts are listed below) located at 353 North Clark Street.

- May 20 from 8:30-12pm and from 12:30-4 pm

- May 21 from 8:30-12pm and from 12:30-4 pm

- May 22 from 8:30-12pm

8th & 10th Grade: May 27-29, 2014 at YWLCS (the specific shifts are listed below) located at 2641 S. Calumet Avenue.

- May 27 from 8:30-12pm and from 12:30 pm-4 pm

- May 28 from 8:30-12pm and from 12:30 pm-4 pm

- May 29 from 8:30-12pm and from 12:30 pm-4 pm

For more information or to volunteer for a specific activity, email Jessica Wetmore, the Program and Partnership Coordinator at YWLCS at jwetmore@ywlcs.org or Lisa Montgomery at scdi@iit.edu.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.