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South Florida’s Premier Mentoring Program
5000
ROLE MODELS
OF
EXCELLENCE
PROJECT
Founder
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson
Program History
Dr. Frederica S. Wilson, had a vision while serving on The School Board of
Miami-Dade County, Florida:
 D...
Program Mission
5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is to intervene in the lives of “at-risk”
youth through mentorship ...
Program Goals
5000 Role Models of Excellence Project focuses on three general
principles:
 Pinpointing positive images of...
“It Takes An Entire Village To Educate One Child.”
Program Description
 In-school dropout prevention and mentoring program for minority
young boys “at-risk” of dropping out...
Program At A Glance
COLORS – Red, Black and White
SYMBOL – Man’s hand touching a boy’s hand
MISSION - Committed to guiding...
Program At A Glance
FIGHT SONG – “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”
MENTOR PRAYER – Written by the late Role Model Dr. Robert Ingr...
Mentors & 5000 Role Models
2015 - 2016 Program Highlights
 District’s Premier Mentoring Program
 City of Miami Fire College
 Vocational Education ...
2015 – 2016 Wilson Scholars
Program Activities
Schools are assigned at least three (3) field trips per year:
 Teen Summit (Health Fairs, Violence Pre...
Student Centered Enrichment Activities
 Miami Dolphins Student of The Week
 Miami Times Student of the Month
 Jackie Ro...
Mentors
You Can Become A “Successful Mentor”
If you…..
 Must have a personal
commitment to be a part of
other people lives, to he...
Mentor Activities
 Regional Tie-tying Ceremonies
 Fall Induction Ceremonies
 MLK Scholarship Breakfast
 School Site- T...
STAY CONNECTED!
www.facebook.com/5000rolemodels
@5000rolemodels@5000rolemodels
www.5000rolemodels.com
www.youtube.com/5000...
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5000 role models of excellence project program overview

  1. 1. South Florida’s Premier Mentoring Program 5000 ROLE MODELS OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT
  2. 2. Founder Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson
  3. 3. Program History Dr. Frederica S. Wilson, had a vision while serving on The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida:  Dr. Frederica S. Wilson saw a need to change the pattern of minority boys being incarcerated due to high drop out rates and drug trade.  She began to challenge the men of Miami-Dade County, Florida to intervene in the lives of "at-risk" youth.  March 18, 1993, 500 African American Male Role Models of Excellence was founded and initiated through The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida.  In 1994, the name was changed to 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project due to the increased enrollment of mentors and students.
  4. 4. Program Mission 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is to intervene in the lives of “at-risk” youth through mentorship in order to provide them with alternatives that will lead them away from a life of crime and violence or marginalization. The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project pairs young men with adult male role models who are trained and committed to guiding them along a carefully chartered path to manhood and sending them to college.
  5. 5. Program Goals 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project focuses on three general principles:  Pinpointing positive images of emulation in our community;  Identifying and implementing positive alternatives to self- destructive behaviors and societal pitfalls;  Everyone must assume responsibilities, preparing our youth for the challenges and struggles in today’s society.
  6. 6. “It Takes An Entire Village To Educate One Child.”
  7. 7. Program Description  In-school dropout prevention and mentoring program for minority young boys “at-risk” of dropping out of school and/or choosing a life of crime.  The program serves more than 6,000 students in 98 Miami-Dade County Public Schools ( 32 Elementary, 34 Middle/K-8 Centers and 32 Senior High Schools). The expansion program in Pinellas County Schools serves more than 2000 students in 65 middle and senior high school chapters, and in 2015-2016 Duval County Schools opened another 10 chapters.
  8. 8. Program At A Glance COLORS – Red, Black and White SYMBOL – Man’s hand touching a boy’s hand MISSION - Committed to guiding minority boys along carefully chartered path to manhood and sending them to college. MOTTOS – “Many hands lighten a heavy load,” and “It takes an entire village to “educate” one child.” SIGNATURE TIES - Red represents power, small hand touching large hand imprinted on tie. APPROPRIATE ATTIRE - Role Models necktie, white dress shirt, black dressed shoes and black pants. 5000 ROLE MODELS SIGNATURE SNEAKERS – Awarded to students who earn A’s, B’s, and C’s in academics and conduct for current grading period.
  9. 9. Program At A Glance FIGHT SONG – “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” MENTOR PRAYER – Written by the late Role Model Dr. Robert Ingram. SCHOLARSHIPS - Eligible graduating seniors only (medallion, and signature scholarship certificate). POLICE and YOUTH BROCHURE – A brochure with guidelines to follow for law enforcement. HIV/AIDS BROCHURE - A brochure to inform and educate HIV/AIDS Awareness. PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS – 98 Chapters (32 Elementary, 24 Middle, 10 K-8 Centers and 32 Senior High Schools). DATE FOUNDED – March 18, 1993 FOUNDER – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, U.S. House District 24 PARTICIPANTS – More than 6,000 boys and mentors.
  10. 10. Mentors & 5000 Role Models
  11. 11. 2015 - 2016 Program Highlights  District’s Premier Mentoring Program  City of Miami Fire College  Vocational Education Career Fair- Career in a Year  Spotlighted as District Premier Mentor Programs  Florida East Coast Railroad Apprenticeship Program  Knight Foundation Grant for Senior High Role Model Students Trip to Washington, DC.  Inaugural Academic Signing Day Awarded over 81 Scholarships to Role Model Students for a total of $500,000.  Recognized by President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative as a model mentoring program in the United States.  Expands to Duval County Public Schools with 10 Middle Schools and High Schools
  12. 12. 2015 – 2016 Wilson Scholars
  13. 13. Program Activities Schools are assigned at least three (3) field trips per year:  Teen Summit (Health Fairs, Violence Prevention, Police & Youth Relations, College Preparation)  Jail/Prison & Court Tours  Experiential Field Trips  Christmas Summit – Elementary Schools  Enrichment Summit – Middle & K-8 Schools  Vocational Fair – High Schools  Middle & High School Conferences
  14. 14. Student Centered Enrichment Activities  Miami Dolphins Student of The Week  Miami Times Student of the Month  Jackie Robinson Day Ambassadors for the Miami Marlins  Summer Dual Enrollment  College Preparation- FIU, FMU, MDC
  15. 15. Mentors
  16. 16. You Can Become A “Successful Mentor” If you…..  Must have a personal commitment to be a part of other people lives, to help them with tough decisions.  Must respect individuals for their abilities and right to make their own choices in life.  Must listen and accept different points of view.  Must have the ability to empathize with another person struggles.  Must have the ability to see solutions and opportunities.  Must build relationships and communicate.  Remember… “Mentors are average people who have the qualities of a Good Role Model!”
  17. 17. Mentor Activities  Regional Tie-tying Ceremonies  Fall Induction Ceremonies  MLK Scholarship Breakfast  School Site- Tie Tying Ceremonies
  18. 18. STAY CONNECTED! www.facebook.com/5000rolemodels @5000rolemodels@5000rolemodels www.5000rolemodels.com www.youtube.com/5000rolemodels 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Founder Paul V. Wilson Administrative Director School Operations/5000 Role Models of Excellence Project 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project 1450 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 227 Miami, FL 33132 Phone: 305-995-2451 ext. 2 Fax: 305-995-2455 Email: 5000rolemodels@dadeschools.net

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