Twenty-seven McClymonds 11th- and 12th-graders have been paired with Intel mentors, checking in weekly over email and connecting at quarterly events. “My mentor was there to support me,” says 11th-grader Wilatyana. “She told me about many things that open up doors to a new career, and she was really supportive of all my dreams.” LEARN MORE.
Aspire Education brings 30 hours of tutoring every week to students in McClymonds’ Freshman Academy, and to Mack’s math and English classrooms.
Students take several work-based learning field trips each year, and McClymonds hosts guest speakers from engineering and technology fields on campus. Intel was well-represented at Career Day, and helped 9th-grade Computer Science students build a computer-controlled car using Sam Lab kits.
All McClymonds staff spent a professional development day at Intel headquarters. The Intel partnership has also brought funding for several support staff positions to help boost student outcomes.
IN THE FIELD
Students have attended several STEM events, including the Frontiers Conference, a powerful screening of the movie Hidden Figures, the Extreme Masters gaming convention, and a Maker Faire. Read and see more.
Intel funded four field trips for students to learn about STEM programs and engineering majors at colleges like UCSC, San Jose State, and University of the Pacific.
Intel shares information with families about career pathways in tech, and is hosting a visit for families to its Santa Clara headquarters. McClymonds and Intel also collaborate with Alternatives in Action to support community-wide events attended by families, such as College Success Night and Back to School Night.
“At Georgia Tech I was able to learn from different people from across the world and interact with college students and see life as a college student, how they live. I also learned a lot of new things related to engineering.” – Junior Albert Mitchell