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    • Cultivating Diamonds in the Rough Using Naviance as an Effective Tool in Closing the Achievement Gap for Students of Color L-Mani S. Viney, National Guide Right Committee Chairman Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
    • Activity I: What do you think are some of the major challenges that students of color face in attaining a post secondary education? (5 min) Internal (Parents) External (Community/Society) Educational
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Why is this important? One of the Roots Causes of the Achievement Gap is the lack of access to Information and Resources
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Why is this important? Information and Resource
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Why is this important? What We Know Determines What We Do
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough What is the Diamonds in the Rough Initiative? What is the Diamonds In The Rough Initiative? This initiative of Kappa Alpha Psi was conceptualized from the belief that within communities of color labeled as “underserved” or “at-risk” exist many young people with the potential to achieve when given the proper information, resources and guidance . Example of the Chicago Kappa League http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BG0UL6ZIE7I&feature=youtu.be
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Why is this important? The Naviance Factor
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Why is this important? The Naviance Factor
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Phase I: Establishing the Student/Parent Database Example I: Establishing the Student/Parent Database Objective: To develop a centralized communication system and student database that provides students and parents the necessary information, instruction and resources necessary to make the proper decisions regarding college and career planning and preparation. Action Steps: • Newsletter style emails are sent to parents regarding upcoming college fairs, webinars, etc • Tasks and projects are assigned and updated •Notices on important events (i.e. SAT Dates, FASFA news, College deadlines) are sent •Individual chapters utilize to keep constant contact with parents to increase involvement and participation in their child’s college planning process
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Phase II: Implement College and Career Planning Curriculum Example II: Implement College and Career Planning Curriculum Objective: Establish a year long curriculum guide and timeline for chapters to utilize in providing the proper guidance, resources, information and tools to students and parents in the college and career planning process. Action Steps: • All students required to develop their profile and complete the “game plan” and “personality survey • Assignments regarding utilizing the “College Search” program are created for students and parents. (i.e. Super Match was used as a parent/student activity) •Students created College planning summary reports to and discussed with Kappa League advisors and parents at a structured workshop. •Final graduation reports and surveys assigned in May to determine impact of utilizing Naviance in the college planning process
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Phase III: Developing an Extensive Scholarship Database Example III: Developing an Extensive Scholarship Database Objective: To provide more information regarding scholarship opportunities in the effort to make post secondary education more affordable for students of color. Action Steps: • Provided Guidance on Navigating the Sallie Mae Scholarship Database •Established a private scholarship database listing of local organizations • Bi-Weekly Scholarship “Alerts” sent to parents and students via Family Connections
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Summary Summary (What you can do) 1.Develop a plan/strategy for parents and students to utilize Naivance in structured way after the school day ends 2.Consider creating “College Planning After school Clubs” in which utilization of Naviance and other college access resources are utilized 3.Encourage partnering with community based organizations in which Naviance can be implemented
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Who is Kappa Alpha Psi & Guide Right? •Who is Kappa Alpha Psi? Founded in 1911 on the campus of Indiana University, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated is one of the nations oldest and largest Black Greek Lettered Organizations. •What Is Guide Right? Established in 1922, Guide Right is the National Service program of Kappa Alpha Psi. Its objective is to inspire young men of color ages 5-19 for post-secondary achievement. •What is Kappa League? The Kappa Instructional Leadership League, aka Kappa League, is the central initiative of Guide Right Students Serviced? We currently mentor over 12,000 students in Guide Right and 3,000 in Kappa League nationally.
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Summary Contact Information: L-Mani S. Viney 201-965-8732 or Lviney@nepguideright.com Rodney Gore 312-933-7376 or Rodneygore@kappaleaguechicago.org www.NatlKappaLeague.org Twitter: @NatlGuideRight
    • Cultivating Diamonds In the Rough Summary THANK YOU
    • Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: http://go.naviance.com/evaluations