MOUSE Corps: Now Accepting Applications!
MOUSE Corps is a year-long afterschool design and technology program for self-proclaimed geeks, techies, artists, activists, innovators and tinkerers who will achieve over 100 hours of applied design, technology, workplace and leadership experience.
Over the course of the program, students brainstorm, prototype, and present their Legacy Project, a new technology which addresses a social need, while building their skills and exploring career pathways with technology mentors across diverse professional settings. In the summer, MOUSE Corps students are eligible to apply for apprenticeships at organizations across the city.
How to Apply
You must be a high school MOUSE Squad student to apply for MOUSE Corps. Click here to apply now: www.mousesquad.org/joinmousecorps
- Fill out the application by Friday, Oct. 12th.
- Attend the Oct. 16th MOUSE Corps Open House @ 4pm at MOUSE HQ (more info below).
- MOUSE will let you know if you have been accepted on FRIDAY October 19th.
- If you are accepted, you and a parent/guardian will sign the MOUSE Corps Pledge.
- You and your fellow MOUSE Corps team members will attend weekly Tuesday meetings after-school at 4pm.
MOUSE Corps Open House
After you've filled out the application, come to our recruitment meeting on Tuesday, October 16th at 4PM at MOUSE. This meeting will help you decide if this program is right for you!
- WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 16th 4pm-5pm
- WHERE: MOUSE Headquarters (50 W. 23rd Street, Suite 702, NYC)
- WHO: ALL high school students who are interested in MOUSE Corps and completed the application here
When does MOUSE Corps meet? How long is the program?
MOUSE Corps meets every Tuesday at 4:00pm from October to June. Occasionally, we will have retreats or fieldtrips on Saturdays. In the summer, MOUSE Corps students apply for full or part-time apprenticeships at organizations across the city. Students who are accepted will continue to meet at MOUSE on Tuesdays through the summer. Typically, MOUSE Corps students start the program in 10th or 11th grade and participate every year until they graduate high school.
If you have specific questions about how your schedule will work with MOUSE Corps, you can contact Meredith at Meredith@mouse.org.
How do I know if MOUSE Corps is right for me?
MOUSE Corps is for self-proclaimed geeks, techies, artists, activists, hackers, innovators, tinkerers, makers that have an intermediate to advanced level of technology literacy. You'll apply these skills and learn new ones to design a new technology that solves a need in the world - MOUSE Corps members care about the world and their community. If you aren't sure whether you have the skills, check out the application, or email Meredith@mouse.org for advice.
Will this Qualify for Community Service Credits?
Yes, several components of the MOUSE Corps program are designed for community service. Legacy Projects offer weeks of community service! Plus you learn a lot about the technology you love along the way, like Media, Robotics, Programming or Web Design.
Where are MOUSE Corps Meetings?
Most workshops/meetings take place at MOUSE Headquarters in Manhattan (50 W. 23rd St. Suite 702, NYC).
How many spaces are there this year?
Because only a few of our students from last year were seniors, there are only about 4-5 open spots in MOUSE Corps this year.
Still have questions?
Contact Meredith at 212.920.3674 or email@example.com for more details!
We hope to see you at our recruitment meeting on Oct. 16th at 4PM at MOUSE Headquarters on 50 W. 23rd St. Suite 702, NYC!