The Math Mentoring Program was created to inspire and encourage all students, especially young women, to continue their study of mathematics and science, and to learn about careers in which mathematics and science play a role.

The program links local female professionals from mathematics-related fields with a group of 2 to 3 8th grade girls. Our main objective is to encourage girls who have an interest in mathematics to "stay on the math path". The reason we focus on 8th grade is because that is right before the girls get into high school and we want to encourage them to take the harder and more challenging math classes.

Through the monthly interactions during the second semester of the school year, the girls learn about their mentor's job, career, and lifestyle.

  • Calling all 8th grade female students! We need your participation in the 2015-2016 school year!! Please fill out an application! (Spanish version here)
  • Calling all mentors! We need your help for the 2015-2016 school year!! Please fill out an application!
  • Check out what DPS has to say about MLB Day!
  • Click here for 2015 Scholarship Information! If you apply you have a really good chance of winning a scholarship to the summer program of your choice. Don't miss this opportunity! Scholarship applications are due March 15th! Documents are also posted on the calendar. Talk to your mentor if you have questions!
  • Calling all prospective mentees! Check out our new brochure and fill out an application!
  • Several of our 2013 mentees toured Duke's Immersive Virtual Environment. Pictured in the article are Jasmaine Brodie and Precious Hawkins!
  • Newsletter - the answers to the math problems are posted here
  • Chantal Shafroth, WAM's Co-founder and Coordinator of the Durham Mathematics Mentoring Program passed away April 7th, 2012. We will miss her greatly! Click here for information on how to donate to WAM in Chantal's name.
  • WAM recognized by DPS!
  • WAM in the Herald Sun! Check out the article about our 2012 Program Kick-Off Night!
  • Congratulations Laura and Chantal for winning the Grit Award!
  • Check the Calendar for event details, and the forms/activities page if you're missing any paperwork.
  • The Math Mentoring Program is funded by GlaxoSmithKline Inc., Amgen Foundation, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, Blue Morning Expressions, and North Carolina Central University, supported by Durham Public Schools, and administered in conjunction with the North Carolina Chapter of the Women And Mathematics Network.