A mentoring program with school pupils:

Service learning – "learning from each other!"

Eine Studentin mit ihren zwei Nachhilfeschülern
Jugendliche unterstützen, die vor einem Schulabschluss stehen: im Mentorenprogramm „Studenten helfen Schülern & Schüler helfen Schülern“. (Foto: studio sieben, sauerbrunn und wirth, düsseldorf)

Many people talk about social equity but do little for it themselves. Would you like to change that and make a difference? If so, the mentoring pro­gram SHS2 ("Stu­denten hel­fen Schülern & Schüler hel­fen Schülern) offers you the op­por­tu­ni­ty to sup­port young people who are pre­par­ing for their school-leaving exams. The focus is on Ma­the­ma­tics and the natural sciences.

Together, the association "Chancenwerk" and the Carl von Linde-Akademie developed a module that combines social commitment and professional qualifications. The participants can help children and adolescents to get better education and maybe even pursue an academic career.

Preparation at the Carl von Linde-Akademie

Before starting with practical work at the schools, a mandatory two-day theory course at the Carl von Linde-Akademie provides insight on schools and their social environment. Questions of immigration and interculturality will be addressed and there will also be courses in communication and conflict management.

Usually, the program lasts for half a school year. 3 ECTS points (soft skills) can be granted for the participants, provided that the respective faculty agrees.

Dates and registration

The next courses will take place at the TUM’s main site on January 25 and February 1, 2014. Registration: peter.brenner(at)tum.de

More Information:
Carl von Linde-Akademie

www.mentoring.tum.de/en/