STEAM Mentorship Academy

STEAM Mentorship Academy

STEAM Mentorship Academy is seeking volunteers to support school-based programming at Erindale Secondary School, on Tuesday's from 2:30-4:30pm. Deadline to apply is January 16th. Apply here!

Program Overview

The STEAM Mentorship Academy is a structured program spanning 16 weeks, specifically tailored for upper year high school students in grades 11 and 12. Its primary objective is to provide an opportunity for these students to accumulate volunteer hours and actively engage in community service. The program operates under the guidance and assistance of Steam Coaches, who are dedicated UTM student volunteers. 

During their participation in the STEAM Mentorship Academy, students will acquire valuable project management and facilitation skills. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) design models and workshops. These creations will subsequently be presented and shared at a large-scale STEAM Day event, organized in collaboration with an external community partner. 

What is a S.T.E.A.M Coach?

This program is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!

As a S.T.E.A.M Coach in the S.T.E.A.M Mentorship Academy, you will lead weekly 1-hour workshops training high school students to develop, plan and execute innovative activities and workshops related to STEAM using a Design Thinking Model. In addition, your time coaching high school students will include helping students understand how to create facilitation guides, presentation materials, and engaging activities for community partners as part of an event to be held at the UTM Campus.

Participating students will be able to develop the following competencies: 

  • Facilitating and Presenting
  • Communications and Media
  • Community and Civic Engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Investigation and Synthesis
  • Project Management


Volunteers must: 

Volunteers Must: 

  • Submit a Volunteer Inquiry Form. 
  • Attend a virtual program info session. 
  • A valid Vulnerable Sector Screening is required. For more information, please view Police & Vulnerable Sector Check Page
  • Complete all required program-specific training (Early October).  
  • Complete all reflection documents.  
  • Contribute to our large-scale in-person STEAM Event (Mid-March).  
  • Volunteer 2-3 hours per week to meet milestones of your project (breaks for reading week and exams are accommodated).  
  • Students will be required to attend synchronous virtual weekly one-hour team meetings. 


high school student helping younger students

“I had a wonderful time at the STEAM day and I am grateful for this opportunity to help foster my leadership abilities and mentorship skills. I would like to thank UTM for hosting this program.”

- Grade 10 Student (High School Participant) 


STEAM team picture

“I really had a great experience working with the CSE, you can really tell they are passionate about the student experience and supporting students. I loved working with my team this year and I’m excited about the future of this portfolio. I'm really proud of our work with this pilot project and the work we put in to make this program shine.  This was a wonderful way to spend my last year of university and I’m happy that I worked at the CSE.” 

- UTM Student Volunteer 


For inquiries and questions regarding the S.T.E.A.M Mentorship Academy, please contact:

Naomi Baptiste

Community Youth Programmer