Re: MentorNet

Cary Brown (
Fri, 9 Oct 1998 09:02:50 EST5EDT

Is there a similar program for middle school girls - 4th grade and
> above? The MentorNet program seems to only address college age girls. It
> seems like it would be very beneficial for middle school girls to be
> mentored before math and science becomes something they feel incompetent
> in.

The Women in Technology Project at Vermont Technical College, in
collaboration with Tech Corps Vermont, is starting up just such a
program for Vermont girls in grades 7 - 9 this fall
( ). We're
pairing up girls with professional women working in math, science,
and technology in an effort to address just the concerns you

Our program is only for Vermont girls right now, although mentors can
come from anywhere. For programs that serve girls in other areas,
check out the Center for Children and Technology at the EDC - they
have a very similar project - -

and also you might want to look at these sites:

Cybersisters -

Hewlett Packard E-mail Mentor program -

Cary Brown
Cary Brown
Women in Technology Project 802/728-1510
Vermont Technical College
Randolph Center VT 05061-0500

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