Outreach Opportunities

STARBASE 1.0 STEM PRESENTER OPPORTUNITY

Do you have a STEM career or hobby? If so, we need you! A main part of the STARBASE curriculum is to expose local 5th grade students to STEM careers, whether military or civilian, and even speakers from off base. Speakers usually speak to the class/show items that relate to their STEM career and have a little Q&A with the students. Sessions will be from 10:15 – 10:45 (30 minutes) on the days listed below. Slots are for a full hour to account for check-in, travel, etc.

What to bring: You can bring a thumb drive with a presentation, cool show and tell items to help the students understand what you do, create a short activity for them to participate in that demonstrates your career.

Where are we located: We are in Bldg. 835 (basement) across from Maxwell Fitness Center (gym). You may park in any unmarked spot on the hedge side of the parking lot or park in the gym parking lot. Enter the building via the glass doors off of the parking lot. Our door is immediately to your left when you enter. Ring the doorbell or call us for entry.

Procedure: You will sign in after you enter the STARBASE building, we will show you to the classroom, you will be introduced and can begin your presentation with our group of fifth grade students. Be prepared for some awesome questions. We will contact you if our schedule changes.

To Sign Up go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DAFAC28A7F85-goef

STARBASE 2.0 MENTORING OPPORTUNITY

The STARBASE 2.0 program is always in need of mentors/coaches to work withour students. Mentor/coaches can be from our military partners, civilian partners, and even college students that would like the experience working with students. GOEF partners with local school districts to provide this extension of the STARBASE 1.0 program (STEM Presenters). Our 2.0 programs meet once a week for about 1.5 hours, for a total of 12 – 14 weeks. Some programs may meet for an hour a week for the year.

For the 2021 -2022 school year we will be serving the following schools starting Aug 30 – Dec 9, unless it is for the year:

  • Autauga County Schools- Prattville Jr. High – Mondays from 3:00 – 4:30 (Fall)
  • Montgomery Public Schools – Johnnie Carr Middle – Tuesdays from 2:45 – 4:15 (Fall)
  • Elmore Public Schools – Eclectic Middle – Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00 (Fall)
  • Montgomery Public Schools – Bellingrath Middle – 9:00 – 10:00 (year)
  • Montgomery Public Schools – Southlawn Middle – Thursdays from 11:30 – 12:30 (year)

These volunteer opportunities requires a background check that will be provided by STARBASE Maxwell on base. You will travel to the school sites and meet with students as they are guided by a STARBASE facilitator during STEM activities. Great opportunity to share your career, promote STEM, connect with local youth and serve the river region community!

To Sign up go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DAFAC28A7F85-goestarbase

Past Outreach Events (see attached photos): On Saturday, October 23, 2021, the GOEF partnered with Southside Church of Christ and shared scholarship opportunities with families at the Free Vaccine Clinic held at Patterson Park. Students ages 9-14 received scholarship applications to attend local S.T.E.M. related camps. From there, they traveled back to Maxwell AFB and participated in the Trunk or Treat event. They were able to engage with families from around the Maxwell community, share volunteer opportunities and get youth excited about air and space! Then, on Sunday, October 24th the team visited Southside Church of Christ’s during their College Day and connected with church families around the exposure of S.T.E.M. related careers and enrichment opportunities for their students.

Upcoming Outreach Events: TBD

Point of Contact: GOEF Outreach Director, Maj Brooke Co

bbin, at brooke.cobbin@au.af.edu if you have any questions. Visit www.starbasemaxwell.org for more information and other ways to get involved.