Register to become a pen pal!

Thanks for your interest in becoming a pen pal with Letters to a Pre-Scientist! Learn more about the program and who is eligible to participate. This is an August – June volunteer opportunity that consists of writing and receiving four rounds of letters throughout a school year with a student. Our students count on you to keep your commitment to them all year! Please consider your availability before registering to become a pen pal.

Registration for STEM professionals to become pen pals for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed. Please join our mailing list to be notified of future opportunities and learn more about our initiative.

    Please note:
  • In early August, registered volunteers will be emailed information about how to complete our virtual training.
  • Training must be finished by the deadline in order for prospective pen pals to be eligible to be matched with a student pen pal at the start of the school year.
  • Everyone who completes the training will be notified of their match status in September. If you have not heard from our team by the end of September, feel free to reach out by emailing

Although registration is closed, you can support LPS by sponsoring a pre-scientist’s participation in the program, or supporting an entire class! We had more than twice as many prospective pen pals eager to volunteer as students on our teachers’ rosters! Help us grow to open more space for STEM professionals to volunteer and reach more students next year with a donation. Learn more and donate.