An employee resource group at Raytheon has partnered with the University of Arizona to mentor and inspire Native-American students toward science, technology, engineering and math careers.
Raytheon American Indian Network members facilitate monthly workshops that offer hands-on activities revolving around STEM to high school and middle school as part of the university’s Native Student Outreach for Access & Resiliency program, the company said Dec. 19.
“Mentors share life experiences and give advice that can help with career paths, and they also provide guidance and encouragement to stay on track,” said Rachel Yellowhair, an information technology manager and RAIN volunteer at Raytheon.
University of Arizona students enrolled in a three-unit SOAR course receive training on how to mentor middle school and high school students.
RAIN supports the program to help increase Native Americans’ representation in the STEM field.