This year a joined a program called Letters to a Pre-Scientist. It’s so fantastic! I receive letters from a middle schooler and write back to them about science and other things (because scientists can still have a life outside of science!). I’ve been matched with a student interested in marine science, and I love writing to her about exciting marine facts!
The aim of the program is to “empower middle school students from under-resourced communities to pursue careers in science and technology” (from the Letters to a Pre-Scientist webpage). I think it’s a great idea and I love receiving letters every couple of months.