Virtual Elementary Show-and-Tell Mini-Panel (Powell Bilingual Elementary School – Washington, DC)
Join IGNITE to inspire girls, nonbinary, agender, transgender, and genderqueer students in Kindergarten-5th grade!
IGNITE aims to increase gender diversity in high-wage/high-demand STEM fields like technology and engineering. Women, nonbinary, transgender, agender, and genderqueer professionals who represent these perspectives are highly encouraged to sign up as Panelists to share their stories and answer student questions! Students at Powell Bilingual Elementary School are majority native Spanish-speaking and of Salvadorian descent/heritage; therefore, Spanish-speaking Panelists (ideally Salvadorian) have been requested for this event.
Volunteers should be comfortable speaking with young children (ages 6-10) in kid-friendly language.
This is an incredible opportunity to change an IGNITE Student’s life! After signing up as a panelist, volunteers are required to review our brief Panelist Training Video at least once per school year and attend a live, interactive Virtual Panelist Coaching Session if they have not attended one in the past. Training must be completed before the event.
During this 40-min IGNITE virtual mini-panel, you will share your story in Spanish and also show off two or more visual aids, such as wearing your work uniform or sharing a product or project you’ve worked on, so students can get a visual introduction to your job. You will get a chance to answer students’ questions during the Q&A discussion.
We are also looking for a Spanish-to-English translator with a time commitment of 12:00 p.m.-1:10 p.m PT. If this is your first IGNITE Virtual Event, the Facilitator, Tech Host and translator will meet with our IGNITE organizer for a 30-minute scheduled training.
PLEASE NOTE: Since only two panelists are participating in each mini-panel, we want to ensure students are exposed to a variety of opportunities in STEM. If your job is similar to another panelist who has already signed up, we may ask you to participate in the next event instead. If this date works best for you, consider signing up for a Tech Host or Facilitator position!