How the Process Works

The Impact on Children
"My daughter walked away excited about engineering and botany and reading the books over and over. A huge achievement as she is usually only interested in fairy tales."

Sarah Kaufman, Assistant Director
Technology Programming
NYU Center for Transportation

WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY

Ashley Tam, Curriculum Coordinator
Melody STEM Elementary School
Chicago, IL

The Preparation of Educators
"As an Administrator, this helps me get teachers to really implement STEM more in the primary classrooms, because it's so true, the focus has been so much on high school and upper elementary grades!"

The Ease of Implementation
"It’s a great tool for a school system that’s really trying to push STEM education and do it at an earlier stage"

Dr. Adrienne Scherenzel-Curry, Senior Manager
Early College & Career Education
Chicago Public Schools

The Change in Parents
"I was surprised at how much I got from the parent portion. It was really helpful and got me thinking about interesting and fun ways to get my son doing math on a daily basis."

Erin Proud, Founder & Designer
Brooklyn Patterns

Meet a Few of Our Volunteers

Paige & Paxton Make-a-thon Simple Machines
Our hands-on modules tap into the STEM mindset that children have to offerFrom paper boxes, cups and cartons to marshmallows, clay, and sand, children use ordinary materials to "solve" extraordinary "problems" presented through Paige & Paxton storytelling. There's lots of breaking, making, messing up and learning.

STEM
Professionals & Educators:
The Best & Brightest in STEM

Paige & Paxton Make-a-thon Simple Machines
Take a few minutes to tell us a little about your experience, background, and area of expertise.
 
This way, we can match you with a volunteer role that meets your qualifications and exceed your expectations.

REGISTER

1

BACKGROUND CHECK

Next, you'll have to complete and pass a background check.
 
Once you register, you should receive an invitation to complete a background check using the Verified Volunteer Platform.
 
It's super simple and only takes about 5-8 minutes to complete.

2

You will be leading and assisting young children through science and engineering concepts, and you've got to demonstrate fidelity and confidence with the material!
 
The training sessions are virtual. You need a computer with Internet access to attend, so plan accordingly! 

TRAINING

3

Remember, training is mandatory.
If you cannot make any of the available dates and times, please email us at events@paigeandpaxton.com and we will schedule a make-up session.

Sharon Lin
STEM Lead - Engineering
Researcher
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Thomas Cliett
STEM Lead - Technology
Technical Account Manager, Google
M.S. Engineering, Southern Methodist University
Melissa Stroud
STEM Lead - Engineering
Associate Electrical Engineer
Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Tracae McClure
STEM Lead - Math
Doctoral Candidate, George Washington University
B.S. Mathematics, Hampton University
Dr. Sudan Gordon
STEM Lead - Science
Pharmacist, Village Green Apothecary
Doctor of Pharmacy, Howard University
Adi Hanash
STEM Lead - Math
Senior Instructional Designer
General Assembly
Upasana Kozyachaya
STEM Lead - Technology
Software Developer, Solve Advisors Inc.
BBA Computer Information Systems
Baruch College
Breahna Blakely
STEM Lead - Science
Biomedical Researcher, Proove Biosciences, Inc.
B.S. Biology, University of the District of Columbia
M.P.H., University of Missouri
Owen Willis
STEM Lead - Technology
Consultant, UPD Consulting
M.Ed, George Mason University
Valerie Corvington, Volunteer
Social Media & Community Manager
ETL Group
Marketing, University of Florida
Amit Thakral, Volunteer
Computer Science Graduate Student
Illinois Institute of Technology

BACKGROUND CHECK

Next, you'll have to complete and pass a background check.
 
Once you register, you should receive an invitation to complete a background check using the Verified Volunteer Platform.
 
It's super simple and only takes about 5-8 minutes to complete.

2

You will be leading and assisting young children through science and engineering concepts, and you've got to demonstrate fidelity and confidence with the material!
 
The training sessions are virtual. You need a computer with Internet access to attend, so plan accordingly! 

TRAINING

3

Take a few minutes to tell us a little about your experience, background, and area of expertise.
 
This way, we can match you with a volunteer role that meets your qualifications and exceed your expectations.

REGISTER

1

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
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At Paige & Paxton, we believe in the power of 1. That 1 experience can change the trajectory of a child. That’s what Paige & Paxton events and programs are all about. Join our volunteer team and be the 1 who serves as that catalyst for change.

“Your staff and event volunteers were amazing. What a wonderful, enthusiastic teaching team! I wish we had them in our elementary school."

Sarah Iles
Mom of 6-Year-Old Twins
Chicago, IL

"It was my first time at an event like this, and it turned out to be amazing. The Make-a-thon was an awesome experience for both the parents and the kids, which allowed the parents to know about their kids' interests."

Rohit Singh, Volunteer
Computer Science Graduate Student
Illinois Institute of Technology

CALLING ALL STEM GENIUSES, GURUS, GEEKS & OTHER SUPERHEROES!

Lend your time and talents to Paige & Paxton STEM Make-a-thons and Paige & Paxton Community Programs, the best volunteer experience anywhere. You’ll mentor and nurture the talents of a cadre of little learners—as you coach them through hands-on challenges in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Be a part of a movement to take STEM out of ivory towers 
  • Inspire and motivate a new generation of STEM enthusiasts and practitioners 
  • Infect others with your zeal and enthusiasm for STEM 
  • Be the hero that changes the trajectory of a child 
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Digging  for Dinosaurs: A STEM Make-a-thon for Young Paleontologists

There is something about dinosaurs that captures the attention and imagination of little learners. Join us as we excavate fossils and create a model of a dinosaur to experience the rewards and challenges of trying to piece together the life and times of an animal who is no longer here, just like real paleontologists.

Sign Up to Volunteer for this Event


Saturday, February 10, 2018
Machine Madness: A STEM Make-a-thon on the Marvels of Simple Machines

Little learners will rise to the challenge of building and operating their own simple machines to begin to gain a foundational understanding of technology.

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Saturday, Marcy 17, 2018
Planting the Seeds of Curiosity: A STEM Make-a-thon on Botany

Spend St. Patty's Day with Paige & Paxton as we explore the science of botany and how plants are the key to life on earth.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Weather Wonderland: A STEM Make-a-thon on Meteorology

Join us for a day of inspiration and discovery as little learners explore the science of weather and gain a whole new perspective on its impact on our lives.  

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