Why I Picked This Topic I picked this topic because I really wanted to volunteer to do Big Brother Big Big Sisters (BBBS) but I couldn’t because I was not of age and I did not have a vehicle for transportation. I still had the desire to help another person in need but couldn’t so I then wanted to raise awareness about mentoring, By explaining the importance of it and how big of a difference it could make.
Thesis Mentoring is something that can change the lives of many people. Participating in mentoring programs could make America a better place by helping people with social issues and emotional stresses. The goal of my presentation is to explain to you what mentoring is and how it can make difference in someone’s life and your own life.
What is Mentoring/ Why Mentor Sustained relationship between an adult and child or an older child to a younger child Mentoring is Beneficial to all, even those who don’t participate. Benefits our community Benefits our state Benefits our Nation
What is a Mentor A mentor is a person who looks out for another person. Qualities that a mentor should have: Be willing to volunteer Be willing to offer advice and guidance Be willing to commit to help someone at-risk Be willing to spend time and energy to get child on the right track.
Types of Mentoring One on One Group mentoring Peer Mentoring Mentoring via e-mail/internet
One On One Mentoring Adult to Child Discuss social issues Discuss personal issues Discuss emotional issues Discuss goals Discuss problem solving
Group Mentoring One adult to up to four young people considered group mentoring several adults working with small groups of young people ratio is not greater than 1:4
Peer Mentoring Older child to younger child Older student befriends a younger student and is there to help with personal issues and with school work. More Natural
Result of Peer Mentor Personal Development Communication Decision making and problem solving Conflict resolution/violence prevention
E-Mentoring Mentoring over the internet One to One 20 minutes a week Convenient Used mostly by college students
Statistics 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 27% less likely to begin using alcohol 52% less likely to skip school
More Statistics 64% of students developed more positive attitudes towards school 38% achieved higher grades in social studies, languages and math 60% improved relationships with adults, and 56% improved relationships with peers
Statistics Cont. 55% were better able to express their feelings 64% developed higher levels of self-confidence 62% were more likely to trust teacher 59% get better grades, and 73% raise their goals
Other Ideas Paying it Forward/altrusim Community Service UM Challenge
Paying it Forward And Altruism ALTRUISM-thebelief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of other Paying It Forward is the idea of altruism. Giving everything for nothing in return http://www.matttrailer.com/pay_it_forward_2000
How does Pay it Forward connect With Mentoring Paying it forward relates to mentoring because when you become a mentor expect nothing out of it. You mentor because you want to mentor because you want to help other people out of the goodness of you heart.
Community Service Work to improve community Volunteer
How does Community Service Connect with Mentoring Volunteer Paying it Forward
Who Can Be A Mentor? People who… Want to help people Have fun Change a life Anyone
Mentor Training A Movable Feast of Coaching and Mentoring Exercises Keeping good Coaching and Mentoring Boundaries Emotion vs. Objectivity Conflict Defuser Blame vs. Effective Behavior Coaching and Mentoring Styles Coaching and Mentoring Hints and Tips Why Coaching and Mentoring? The Roles of a Coach and Mentor Skills Needed For Effective Coaching and Mentoring Building Confidence as a Coach or Mentor Understanding Feedback as a Coach or Mentor Helping your Mentee choose what to do next Personal Coach - Mentor's Declaration and What's Next
WHY YOUTH NEED MENTORS Peer Pressure Substance Abuse Sexuality Child Abuse and Family Violence School Safety and Violence Depression and Suicide Nutrition and Health Care Faith and Religion Social and Time Management Career Exploration and Part-Time Work
WHAT MENTORS ARE NOT Parents Counselor Social Workers
Benefits to Mentor Mentors gain personal and professional satisfaction in helping a youth. Mentors gain recognition from their peers. Mentors gain improved interpersonal skills. Mentoring focuses the mentor outside of him/herself. Mentoring promotes deeper understanding of teen and societal problems.
Benefits to Youth Exposes youth to a positive role model Helps to focus youth on their future and on setting academic and career goals Exposes youth to new experiences and people from diverse cultural, socio-economic, and professional backgrounds Provides youth with attention and a concerned friend Encourages emotional and social growth Fosters increased confidence and self-esteem
Mentoring Programs BBBS of America Village Nation Kids for Change National Cares Mentoring Movement Michael Baisden 100 Black Men of America Boys & Girls Club of America Mentoring Center National Mentoring Month
BBBS Founded by Ernest Coulter in 1904 By 1916 spread to about 96 cities across the country In 1977 Joined forces with Catholic Big Sisters BBBS currently runs in all 50 states and twelve countries
Mentoring Center Founded in 1991 Located in Californa Created to serve as a technical assistance and training provider Served more than 800 mentoring programs Worked with more than 25,000 youth and volunteer mentors