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Hemi getting them to college

  1. 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. 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. 3. The Partnership
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. What we Need <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Identifiable contacts at all schools </li></ul>
  13. 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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