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What's Nerdy?

NEW ADVENTURES, ACTIVITIES AND ADDITION!!

Returning to Life Post-Pandemic

Our future is looking bright as we move past the pandemic.
 
In 2021, we successfully completed our STEM afterschool pilot program at Waverley Girls High School! We’ve learned so much from this experience and are working hard to improve our program for future locations.
 
We are so excited to share our progress with you all!

#GetNerdy with Us

As a result of working with Dell marketing professionals from the Dell Technologies Pro Bono Program, we’re proud to present our new 60-second promotional video!
 
This video truly captures the essence of iNERDE and our mission. We’re so excited for you to watch it!

STEM Afterschool Pilot Program

In May, we began the first run of our STEM afterschool program at Waverley Girls High School’s Solar Learning Lab.
 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had to suspend group activities and restructure our program to be compliant with COVID concerns. Our pilot focused on the virtual mentorship aspect of the program only and paired each student with a mentor for six weeks of mentoring.

We had 43 Dell Technologies employees volunteer to virtually mentor 39 students in STEM topics and careers.

Our mentors and students established incredible personal connections, with many asking to keep in contact and continue their mentorship.

During our pilot program, we had to overcome many challenges including COVID-19 related restrictions and internet connection setbacks. As we move forward with our future programs, we will continue to use the valuable feedback we receive from mentors and students alike to improve our service.
 
I’d like to thank all mentors and behind-the-scenes personnel for your time and effort in making our program the best it could be. We truly appreciate all of you!
 

Upcoming Programs

We are currently in the process of planning two STEM afterschool programs in South Africa and Colombia.

Sihamba Sonke, South Africa  
Sihamba Sonke is a non-profit organization that offers tertiary education, computer literacy, and skill development programs to local youth. Their solar learning lab will host our STEM afterschool program this September.
Tiempo de Juego, Colombia 
Tiempo de Juego is a non-profit organization that promotes sports, art, and technology to youth inspiring them to make a change in their community. We are very excited to have our STEM afterschool program join their lineup.

This is the first time our program will be adapted for a Spanish-speaking country. We’re currently in the process of translating all of our content and preparing the solar learning lab for our program. We are also looking for native and fluent bilingual Spanish/English-speaking volunteers to help the program coordination process.
 
If you would like to volunteer, please visit our website at https://inerde.org/volunteering-internships/.
 

iNERDE's New Adventure

iNERDE is embarking on a new journey to make learning fun again!
 
We’re working in collaboration with Generation Impact and Northeastern University's Scout team on one of the most exciting projects we’ve ever had. We can’t wait to share more details with you, so be sure to stay tuned to our newsletter for more updates!

New Addition to the Nerdy Team

I’m excited to announce that I’ve officially joined the team as iNERDE’s new Relations Manager!

My name is Leanna Lobo and I’m a creative writer. One day, you’ll see my name on the next bestselling fantasy series.

Until then, I’m working at iNERDE to maintain our partner relationships, as well as assist in leading our STEM after-school programs and other internal projects, too.

I’m so happy to be a part of the Nerdy Team and to be involved in such an amazing educational and international opportunity.

Partner with Us

Our partners are integral to our mission of providing STEM education to African youth, from investing in our programs to supporting our projects and more.
We truly appreciate all of the tools, resources, and experiences our partners share with us. 
 
If you’re interested in partnering with us, please check out our website for more information at https://inerde.org/partnership/. Thank you for all your support!

Thanks for reading and stay subscribed for future updates about iNERDE!

Stay Nerdy 🤓,

Leanna Lobo
Nerdy Relations Manager | iNERDE Inc.

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