NetWorKiT Info Page
What is NetWorKiT?
Students who have completed the WorKiT Workshop at their high school are eligible to participate in its partner project, NetWorKiT. The NetWorKiT e-mentoring program is a student-led initiative targeted at addressing the unique circumstances of girls living in rural areas. The program takes on a values-based approach to planning positive life trajectories for girls and focuses on the diversity of opportunities following high school.
How does it work?
The pairing will be based on similar interests and values with mentorship being focused around planning futures and life beyond high school, while also providing your student with the opportunity to expand their academic network. The mentoring will begin early March and continue until the end ofApril. The mentoring will be entirely online through Facebook Messenger.
Who will be the mentors?
Participants will be paired up with an Acadia University student affiliated with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Acadia. Bios of each of the mentors can be found here under the “Current Mentors” tab.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is not a counsellor, academic advisor, authority figure, personal tutor, or someone who has ALL the answers.
Hopefully, they’re more like a coach, role model, friend, or cheerleader.
What are the benefits to having a mentor?
- Mentees can build a relationship with someone they can identify with (see it to be it!)
- Learn about goal setting, communication, and life skills
- Help manage/decrease school-related stress
- Better awareness of potential career-paths
- Improve interpersonal skills
- Understand the importance of building a network of support
If you have any further questions about the program please contact:
NetWorKiT Coordinator & WISE Acadia Students Co-president
Dr. Randy Newman