Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Presentation Transcript
Kristen Smith, Mentor
BRMA provides students of color in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district with: One-on-one adult mentoring Tutoring and Advocacy Enrichment opportunities Leadership Training Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education
Statistics: 97.5% of BRMA students have graduated from high school 100% of our high school graduates have enrolled in post-secondary education. 90% of our mentoring relationships last for 2 years or more 60% of our graduates have had the same mentor from fourth grade through high school graduation. Over 95% of our students, parents, and mentors rated BRMA as "excellent" or "good" in a 2010 program evaluation.Awards and Recognition:• 2002 Governors Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service• 2004 American School Board Journal Magna Award for excellence in school district community partnerships• 2006 UNC APPLES Community Partner Excellence Award• 2007 University/Community MLK, Jr. Planning Corporation, Inc. Bridge Builder Award• 2012 School Improvement Network Excellence in Innovation Award
All students have rights to good schools. Sometimes we have to step in and be an advocate. I believe in the impact of one person.Read more about why I mentor at TheWordFactory.com.
Spend 2 hours per week, scheduling your own times Make a 2 year commitment to mentoring Participate in BRMA screening and training in March. Contact Granvel Johnson at 919-918-2170 or www.BlueRibbonMentors.org.
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