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Youth Mentoring Responds to Waiting For Superman


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This Webinar presentation was held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as part of the free monthly Webinar series from Friends for Youth's Mentoring Institute. …

This Webinar presentation was held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as part of the free monthly Webinar series from Friends for Youth's Mentoring Institute.

Join us to engage in a discussion about the documentary Waiting for Superman, which highlights challenges in the American public education system. This film was released in October by the same team that brought the world An Inconvenient Truth, including Davis Guggenheim as creator and director, Participant Media as producer, and Paramount Pictures as distributor. In this film, Guggenheim explores some of the challenging issues surrounding the United States public education system and identifies a few of the innovators who are making changes that they believe can better prepare the next generation for opportunity and success.

What role does mentoring play in making this kind of change? How can mentors help prepare the next generation? How are mentoring programs responding to the call to action generated by the film? This Webinar will feature researchers and youth mentoring experts from the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota and MENTOR, including Marc Wheeler, a co-author of the Review of Three Recent Randomized Trials of School-Based Mentoring.

This webinar was also offered on November 3, 2010 as part of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s free webinar series.

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  • 2. 2 April Riordan, Director of Training and Community Partnerships, MPM Courtney Erickson, AmeriCorps Technical Assistance & Training Specialist, MPM Sarah Kremer, Program Director at Friends For Youth’s Mentoring Institute
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  • 5. 5 Marc Wheeler
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  • 10. 10 intervention outcome effect size SBM† reading -.01 SBM† school-related misconduct .11* Experience Corps† reading .13*,.16* SBM† truancy .18* SEL (Universal) conduct problems .23* SEL (Universal) academic performance .28* Volunteer tutoring reading .30* Volunteer tutoring writing .45* † Findings based on trials of scaled-up programs (rather than small, researcher-controlled trials). * p <.05
  • 11. 11 Intervention Evidence Rating Includes Mentoring* ALAS Potentially positive effects YES Check & Connect Positive effects YES Accelerated Middle Schools Potentially positive effects NO Twelve Together Potentially positive effects YES Career Academies Potentially positive effects NO (POSSIBLY SOME WORK- SITE) Financial Incentives for Teen Parents to Stay in School Potentially positive effects NO WWC Effectiveness Ratings For Dropout Prevention: Staying in school *Mentoring elements in these programs tend to be more time-intensive and structured than those found in typical SBM programs.
  • 12. 12 Charles Velschow
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  • 17. 17   Measuring Interest in Mentoring from Waiting For Superman film   Link to the Survey from MENTOR
  • 18. 18 Jean Lahage Cohen Executive Director Mentoring Partnerships of New York and Long Island
  • 19. 19 Discovering the Possibilities Pre survey Post survey It’s too early to think about college (agree and strongly agree) 24% 17% I know how to find out about careers (agree and strongly agree) 64% 76% Know what I have to do to get to college (agree and strongly agree) 58% 71% A lot of financial aid is available to go to college (agree and strongly agree) 38% 63% You don’t need to go to college to get a good job (disagree and strongly disagree) 38% 88%
  • 20. 20 To get into a good college, you need to have good grades, priority in your life, skills and knowledge in a specific job, and good study skills. You should always be working all 110% to do well in your life. That if you learn to believe in yourself and your abilities and work hard to improve those abilities, you can accomplish anything. My mentor has shown me the value of going to college. I believe the only way to be accepted into a job of my desire is to have a college education. That in order to succeed and live a good life you need to finish college and continue learning. That you have to finish high school strong.
  • 21. 21 My mentee determined that creating a perfume line was of interest to her. We decided the type of fragrance, designed the bottle and came up with a few marketing slogans. I trust that this vision will inspire her future success. I enjoyeddiscussing thefuture with mymentee andalso who she is,her interests,her hopes/goals. This is a great tool that is extremely helpful to young people in my opinion. The sites could be made a little easier to navigate, but a great tool nevertheless.
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  • 24. 24 Friends for Youth’s Mentoring Institute   Mentoring Journal - Resource for matches to engage with each other by doing activities toether and for programs to track the relationship   Academic Activity Guide – Lists many learning activities, especially appropriate for School-Based Mentoring Programs
  • 25. 25 “Discovering the Possibilities” toolkit (pdf) MPM’s K-12 Journey Map
  • 26. 26 Producers of Waiting for Superman
  • 27. 28   This webinar was offered as part of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s free webinar series   November 3, 10 -11:15pm PST   Next Quality in Action Webinar:   December 1, 12-1 pm CST   Topic: Preparing mentees for mentoring relationships