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Bonner Program: Year at a Glance

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Presented at the 2013 New Bonner Directors and Coordinators Orientation.

Presented at the 2013 New Bonner Directors and Coordinators Orientation.

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  • 1. The Road Ahead The Bonner Program and Year at a Glance
  • 2. What We’ll Cover •Who is a Bonner? •What does a Bonner do? •Why does the Bonner Program matter? •What do you do, as a director or coordinator? •Your Year at a Glance
  • 3. Who Is A Bonner? • Student with financial need (increasing college access) • Ethic and commitment for service • Diverse backgrounds • Engages in a four-year program
  • 4. •8-10 hours of community engagement each week during academic year •Meaningful full-time internships in summer What does a Bonner do?
  • 5. •Serve unmet, legitimate human & environmental needs through intensive, long- term positions What does a Bonner do?
  • 6. What does a Bonner do? •Grow and develop – along a student developmental model - which includes building the capacity of non-profits and communities
  • 7. Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 : After-School Classroom Assistant and Mentor at the Ada Jenkins Center Fall 2010 After-School Academic Support Assistant at Ada Jenkins and Guild Production Assistant for Davidson Community Players Summer 2010 Community and Enrichment Leader at Kuneesah Asanifeya, teaching in Arabic Spring 2011 LEARNWorks Liaison/ Youth Enrichment Assistant for Davidson Community Players Summer 2011 Youth in Arts Program Assistant in Nicaragua for Amigos de las America Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Emergency Assistance Interviewer for Crisis Assistance Ministries, Bonner Congress Rep and Bonner Advisory Board Summer 2012 Part of Bonner Delegation for first Bonner Global Village Trip in Belize, piloting international curricula Amelia’s Service Experience
  • 8. •Grow as a citizen and leader, through education, training, & reflection What does a Bonner do?
  • 9. Fall 2009 •First Year Orientation •Fall Retreat with all Bonners •Class Based Meetings on topics like BWBRS, effective communication, finding your passion (with third years), and identity Fall 2010 •Class Based Meetings on topics like commitment to service, justice dialogue, and world hunger •Joins “Engage for Change” planning committee and Bonner Leadership Team Spring 2011 •Gets involved in special workshop series like “Environmental Justice and Social Change” and “The King Legacy” •Sophomore Recommitment event •Class based meetings on topics like volunteer management, grant writing, public speaking, emotional intelligence, and social change Fall 2011 •Service Leader Institute provides higher level training •Class based meetings on topics like running a meeting, navigating difficult dialogue, activism, policy and advocacy, and using positive peer pressure Spring 2012 •Class based meetings on topics like faith and service, career exploration, Spring 2010 : •First Year Trip training, planning, and reflection •Class based meetings on topics like ethics, understanding poverty, and literacy •Gets involved in campus-wide project “Engage for Change” Amelia’s Training Support
  • 10. Just the tip of the iceberg!
  • 11. ✴Engage every week, every semester ✴Develop and grow as an agent of change ✴Serve legitimate needs and make an impact ✴Connect service and studies, and connect people ✴Accomplish inspiring projects! ✴Graduate and stay involved What does a Bonner do?
  • 12. ✦Yield tool - access and diversity ✦Builds an infrastructure to engage every week, every semester ✦Provides a developmental, multi- year program model ✦Shifts how institutions sustain partnerships to make an impact ✦Connects co-curricular and curricular pathways ✦Promotes graduation and grades ✦Builds institution’s reputation Why Does The Bonner Program Matter?
  • 13. ★Four years are significant ★Proven skill learning (developmental model) ★Commitment to social justice ★Dialogue across difference ★Power of structured and unstructured reflection ★The importance of mentors ★Civic-minded professionalism Proven Program Impact on Students
  • 14. What do you do? ★Develop and manage partnerships, positions, & projects ★Empower students’ (and staff) development & leadership ★Teach, advise, and coach ★Build connections on campus (pathways) and off campus (collaboration) ★Manage people & hold them accountable ★Build, implement, and expand programs and centers
  • 15. What Tools Help You Do This? ✤Frameworks and developmental models for students, partners, staff, and faculty ✤Resources and Best Practices ✤The Bonner Network ✤Foundation Staff ✤Meetings and Networking
  • 16. Expectation Exploration Experience Example Expertise The Five E’s
  • 17. Exploration - immersions, shadowing, rotations, resulting in regular placement Experience - solid programmatic role - (Program Assistant - capacity building Example - site and program leadership - capacity building Expertise - capstone projects, research, studies Expectation - selection includes an ethic of service You are the architect!
  • 18. Emerging - at least three students with developmental positions and a multi-year partnership plan Experience - multiple students with developmental positions and a team leader; trainings and meetings; annual plan revision Exemplar - team; leader; - ongoing capacity building, academic engagement projects, or; networking corps Exploratory Partnerships - a few semester positions or an academic community engagement project Partner Development
  • 19. The Emerging Professionals 5-6 years experience The Not So New Kids on the Block 3-4 years experience Staff Development The Future 0-2 years experience The Middle Management 6-8 years experience The Confident Professionals 5-6 years experience The Wisdom Seeking Professionals 5-6 years experience The Seasoned Survivors (aka Wizards 5-6 years experience
  • 20. Your Year at a Glance Fall Planning - site visits, strategic planning; setting your training & meeting calendar Orientation - launches Bonner Program before school year First Year Placements - often involve exploration Semester Placements - get other students into service within a few weeks Fall Staff and Congress Meetings - get the network together Summer Cornerstones - often happen towards end of year Celebrations and Evaluation - with service partners, graduating class, faculty, etc. Summer Leadership Institute - big one! Manage summer - more online training and reflection Reporting and planning - close year out and start anew Winter Mid-Year Retreats - provide training, visioning, and launch into 2nd semester Site Visits and Check Ins - events with partners Ongoing work around academic links - faculty training and engagement, high-impact projects Semester Placements - get other students into service within a few weeks Planning for Summer - start internship recruitment Spring First Year Trip and Second Year Exchange - key work on Cornerstone Activities Recruitment and Selection - identifies next class of Bonners Site Visits and Check Ins - events with partners Academic projects - courses, high-impact projects, senior capstones Semester Placements and Finalize summer - get other students into service within a few weeks
  • 21. Fall Planning - site visits, strategic planning; setting your training & meeting calendar Orientation - launches Bonner Program before school year First Year Placements - often involve exploration Semester Placements - get other students into service within a few weeks Fall Staff and Congress Meetings - get the network together
  • 22. Winter Mid-Year Retreats - provide training, visioning, and launch into 2nd semester Site Visits and Check Ins - events with partners Ongoing work around academic links - faculty training and engagement, high-impact projects Semester Placements - get other students into service within a few weeks Planning for Summer - start internship recruitment
  • 23. Spring First Year Trip and Second Year Exchange - key work on Cornerstone Activities Recruitment and Selection - identifies next class of Bonners Site Visits and Check Ins - events with partners Academic projects - courses, high-impact projects, senior capstones Semester Placements and Finalize summer - get other students into service within a few weeks
  • 24. summer Celebrations and Evaluation - with service partners, graduating class, faculty, etc. Cornerstones - trips and events often happen towards end of year Summer Leadership Institute - big one! Manage summer positions - more online training and reflection Reporting and planning - close year out and start anew
  • 25. Your Year at a Glance Fall Planning - site visits, strategic planning; setting your training & meeting calendar Orientation - launches Bonner Program before school year First Year Placements - often involve exploration Semester Placements - get other students into service within a few weeks Fall Staff and Congress Meetings - get the network together Summer Celebrations and Evaluation - with service partners, graduating class, faculty, etc. Cornerstones - often happen towards end of year Summer Leadership Institute - big one! Manage summer - more online training and reflection Reporting and planning - close year out and start anew Winter Mid-Year Retreats - provide training, visioning, and launch into 2nd semester Site Visits and Check Ins - events with partners Ongoing work around academic links - faculty training and engagement, high-impact projects Semester Placements - get other students into service within a few weeks Planning for Summer - start internship recruitment Spring First Year Trip and Second Year Exchange - key work on Cornerstone Activities Recruitment and Selection - identifies next class of Bonners Site Visits and Check Ins - events with partners Academic projects - courses, high-impact projects, senior capstones Semester Placements and Finalize summer - get other students into service within a few weeks
  • 26. Things You Do Every Term Service Work ★Positions, Community Learning Agreements, and Monitoring - in person and on BWBRS Training and Enrichment ★Class Meetings, Site Meetings, and All Bonner Meetings - the aim is to have at least one meeting a week Advising ★One on One Meetings - between a Bonner and a staff/faculty advisor at least once each semester Lead and Manage ★Planning, Resource Development, Supervision - building and implementing the program, projects, events, and operations of your center
  • 27. Major Calendar Administrative/Financial • Registrar’s list • Reimbursement reports • Community fund reports • Annual Reports • Enrichment grants AmeriCorps (if applicable) • Timelogs • Slot requests • Service accomplishments • Campus-site agreement for each partner • Campus-Foundation Agreement Community Partnerships and Managing Service • Cultivate committed partners with placements at multiple levels • Students complete CLAs • Hour log submissions in BWBRS • Service Accomplishments • End-semester evaluations • Update positions & agencies in BWBRS • Organize First-Year Trip • Summer Service process Student Development/Training, Enrichment and Reflection • Developmental trainings • Orientation • All Bonner Retreat and Meetings • Cornerstone Activities (FirstYear Trip, 2nd Year Exchange, Junior Leadership and Senior Capstones) • Advising and Reflection • Conference opportunities • Student leadership team, Congress Reps, and Senior Intern Participation in Bonner-Sponsored Activities • Fall Staff Meeting • Congress Meeting • Summer Leadership Institute • High-Impact & PolicyOptions • Surveys, communication, and special projects Campus-wide and Other: • Admissions & Financial Aid collaboration • Bonner Recruitment and Replacement • Grow a campus-wide culture • Build and manage center • Cultivate academic connections • Website, PR, andVisibility • Strategic Plan

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