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Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
Hemi getting them to college
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  • 1. Presented By: Monica Benton, Hamilton County Job and Family Services Ongoing Caseworker & Educational Liaison Annie Dick, HEMI Program Coordinator Sarah Mangan, Hamilton County Job and Family Services Ongoing Caseworker & Educational Liaison
  • 2. Our Mission <ul><li>The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI) provides Hamilton County youth a long term academic mentoring relationship that begins in high school and is focused on awareness of, and preparation for post-secondary education and training. </li></ul>
  • 3. The Partnership
  • 4. The Need <ul><li>According to a 2004 Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care report: </li></ul><ul><li>25 percent are incarcerated within the first two years of emancipation </li></ul><ul><li>20 percent become homeless </li></ul><ul><li>58 percent complete high school; compared to 87 percent of the general population </li></ul><ul><li>3 percent earn college degrees; compared to 28 percent of the general population </li></ul>
  • 5. Barriers to Education <ul><li>Lack of Family Support </li></ul><ul><li>Struggles to Achieve basic survival </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Preparation </li></ul>
  • 6. Who? <ul><li>Mentors are volunteers and serve as educational consultants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection Process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentees are high school students under the care of Hamilton County </li></ul><ul><li>Matching Process </li></ul>
  • 7. The Focus <ul><li>Exploring post-secondary education options </li></ul><ul><li>ACT/SAT preparation (p. 55*) </li></ul><ul><li>College tours </li></ul><ul><li>College applications (p.73*) </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA (p.93*) </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship opportunities (p. 105*) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>* For further information, please reference: “It’s My Life: Postsecondary Education and Training: A resource for child welfare professionals,” Casey Family Programs, 2006, pages 55-116. </li></ul>
  • 8. Relationships <ul><li>Kids in School Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Cincinnati State </li></ul><ul><li>Great Oaks </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cincinnati </li></ul>
  • 9. Participants <ul><li>41 Students: </li></ul><ul><li>3 sophomores (7%) </li></ul><ul><li>18 juniors (45%) </li></ul><ul><li>13 seniors (33%) </li></ul><ul><li>7 college freshman (18%) </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 15-20 </li></ul><ul><li>41 Mentors: </li></ul><ul><li>31 women </li></ul><ul><li>10 men </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 25-72 </li></ul><ul><li>57% Masters Degree </li></ul><ul><li>30% Bachelors Degree </li></ul>
  • 10. Successes <ul><li>Graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships within Education </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with Caseworkers </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with Youth </li></ul>
  • 11. What is to Come? <ul><li>Transitioning into higher ed </li></ul><ul><li>Assimilating into campus life </li></ul><ul><li>Emancipation/ Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio REACH liaisons </li></ul>
  • 12. What we Need <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Identifiable contacts at all schools </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Us: </li></ul><ul><li>Monica Benton </li></ul><ul><li>(513) 946-1520 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Annie Dick </li></ul><ul><li>(513) 556-4368 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Mangan </li></ul><ul><li>(513) 946-1955 [email_address] </li></ul>

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