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Are you a friendly and flexible individual who can work with students of all ages? Are you committed to the mission of giving them the best experience Dreams for Schools can offer? Apply to be a Dreams for Schools mentor today!

Our number-one goal is to enable success for students by making STEM approachable and exciting. This can only be accomplished with an outstanding team of mentors guiding them along the way. We are looking for college student mentors with terrific communication, teaching and leading skills. Not only should you know the material, you should also be able to to bond with students and educate them in a warm, fun manner that takes away the obstacles surrounding STEM.


  • Interest in working with K-12 students and exposing them to Computer Science
  • Familiarity or the willingness to learn Computer Science
  • Must commit to attend all training, program, showcase, and check-in dates
  • Must submit to and clear a DOJ Background check and TB Test prior to beginning employment
  • Must be able to legally work in the United States
  • Weekend work may be required some days

Available Programs


AppJam+ - Orange County

AppJam+ uses the concept of building software in a short period of time as a tool to excite and inform middle school students about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields while teaching them the creative and technical process of mobile application development and raising awareness of careers in STEM. As a mentor, you will get to interact with middle school students in teaching them mobile development in a fun, but also educational setting. This iteration of AppJam+ will take place at schools located in Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Tustin, and Yorba Linda. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a university or college.

PAY: $14.00 / hour

TEACHING DATES: March 23, 2020 - June 4, 2020: Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs for a 1.5 hour to 2 hour teaching session between 3:00pm - 6:00pm

LOCATION: Orange County, CA

MANDATORY TRAINING DATES (Applicant must attend ALL training dates):

  • Sunday, March 15 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Friday, March 20 from 9:30am - 4:30pm (Subject to your availability)
  • Saturday, March 21 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday, March 22 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
*Dates/Times are subject to change

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a High School Diploma and at least 48 college units.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 4, 2020 at 11:59pm

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Sphero Coding

Summer Programs - Orange County (Opening Soon)

As a mentor, you will get to interact with students in teaching them about STEM. We are offering 2 separate programs this upcoming summer for elementary and middle school students.

PLEASE REVIEW: Full listing of Open Positions

PAY: $16.50 / hour

TEACHING DATES: Multi-week teaching sessions from June 11 - July 31. Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

LOCATION: Orange County, CA

MANDATORY TRAINING DATES (Applicant must attend ALL training dates):
Irvine Location
  • Sunday, June 7 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Monday, June 8 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 9 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 10 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Fullerton & Yorba Linda Locations
  • Sunday, June 7 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Monday, June 15 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 16 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday, June 18 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Friday, June 19 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
*Dates/Times are subject to change

DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 6, 2020 at 11:59pm

AppJam+ has been such a humbling experience. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to be a person who can introduce kids to the STEM field and possibly encourage them to pursue careers in it.

Jeffrey L., Mentor, Spring 2018