Overview• Introductions and Context Sharing (30 minutes)• Interactive Session- Building Your Own Program (40 minutes)• Share Your Ideas!- Concentric Circle Style (30 minutes)• Resources and support needed and wrap up (20 minutes)
Strategic Plan ForSummer Internships• Bonner Summer Placements• BWBRS Analysis• Bonner Alumni Data• Bonner Summer Fellowship Pilot
From Passion toProfessionThe Bonner Fellowship Program placesBonner Students in summer internshipswith national partner organizations and alumni with the mission to; create a professional and collaborative network for students , alumni, and participating nonprofits; leverage the knowledge, skills, and resources of our alumni network in the personal and professional development of our current students; provide a capstone opportunity for our network’s most talented students and a pipeline for partner organizations; and serve as a model for high-level public service fellowships across our network.
Bonner Summer Fellowship 2012Program Structure • Fellowship Program Dates: Monday, June 11 - Friday, August 3 • Service Hours: All fellows must ensure to complete 280 hours: 80% service, 20% training) • Number of participating fellows: 14 (DC, NY & Princeton) • Number of participating agencies: 12 • Training & Enrichment • Fellowship orientation, site orientation provided by site, weekly partner trainings, regular alumni check-ins and gatherings, Bonner Foundation site visit • Check-in with Bonner Alumni Mentor once every other week (face to face, phone, email, etc.)
Must Have’s WhenBuilding Your Program • As you think about bringing this structure to your local area, consider the 3 core elements; • Community Partnerships • Bonner Alumni Support • Meaningful Educational Support
CommunityPartnerships Step 1: Brainstorm Partner Organizations Step 2: SetStep 4: Meet with expectations for a your partners “good site” Step 3: Determine focus areas for placements (i.e. program development)
Bonner AlumniSupportWith more than 6,000 graduates of the program, this initiative wants to leverage the knowledge and expertise of alums to become a resource to current students. Mobilizing Alumni Support First, start with the alumni database and look for alumni who currently live in your city. You can connect with your Alumni ofﬁce on campus for a complete list Second, use social network websites like LinkedIn and Facebook where a large volume of our alumni are active to spread the word Third, connect with Foundation staff for any additional alumni lists
Creating MeaningfulEducational Support These opportunities are structured for fellows to continue on with their learning that expands past the academic calendar. Building and broadening Fellows’ perspective of their eco-social context, inspire civic engagement, develop leadership potential. Best Practices To Consider: - Formulate, a training sequence where you seek the expertise of community partners to help facilitate - Develop, innovative small group projects with a focus on your local areas most pressing issues to provide further awareness - Organize, weekly or bi-weekly social gathers with a reﬂection component
Nice To Have’s WhenBuilding Your Program• Additional Finances • Bonner Scholar students have summer of service funds that they an use towards this, serving as their summer of service activity. • Bonner Leaders do not receive the same funding but can look into other funding streams like the institution. • When working with your community partners on building this program it might be helpful to ask if they might have some funds that will contribute to a small stipend for fellows. This information can be advertised to attract a greater pool of students.• Housing • Traditionally all Bonners who do a summer of service is responsible for ﬁnding their own housing. That model is still present here in the fellowship structure however as we think of ways to connect students in these new environments, housing becomes a factor. As you think about building this program in your area consider whether or not if a housing option can be offered.• Transportation • Bonners are responsible for coordinating their transportation methods to and from their sites. If there are any additional resources or support you might be able to provide (i.e. transportation cards, shuttles, etc.) please make a note of that to be advertised.
Group Work• Campus teams will split up into two working groups (Coordinated by Bonner staff, Coordinated by non-Bonner staff member), where they will begin to strategize and develop a plan for implementing a summer fellowship program in their local areas. Help participants do the following; • Identify 5-7 community partners they’d like to target to participate • Identify focus areas for placements, consider what makes your local area unique • (i.e. capacity building, environmental sustainability, program development and management, policy research and advocacy, etc.) • Brainstorm 2-3 meaningful educational opportunities that you would like to incorporate in a sequence where fellows are engaged and learning • Develop a strategy for connecting with alums in their local areas • Map out a work chart (who will be on your team) and create an action plan for the months of November - February for planning
Sharing• In concentric circle format, campus teams will have the opportunity to partner up with another team and share their program model of the Bonner Summer Fellowship Program. Each team will have 5 minutes each to share their plans before rotating, this process will consist of 3 rotations. While in these groups some questions to keep in mind are; • Is there a uniqueness to the program (i.e. highlights place, population being served, or type of placements) • Are they any potential challenges with the work chart and action plan presented? Are there any recommendations you might be able to propose?
Resources, Support, and Wrap Up 1 Visit Bonner Fellowship Wiki Page, found under “Community Partnerships” 2Click on “Create your own Fellowship Program, for all resources
Resources, Support, and Wrap UpLet’s summarize what we’ve covered in this session. What have been the main themes? What were some of the positives of the session? What would you change? What additional resources or support do you need to ensure successful implementation?