Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth A Toolkit for Program Coordinators
General Considerations <ul><li>Purpose of the toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Key definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrant yo...
Understanding the Need  <ul><li>Immigrant families live in every region and state </li></ul><ul><li>At least 80% of immigr...
Challenges Faced by Immigrant Youth <ul><li>Stress related to exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Stress related to poverty </li><...
Assets and Strengths <ul><li>Family and community bonds </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingualism </li></ul><ul><li>Resiliency and fl...
General Recommendations <ul><li>Recognize and support both cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and build programming arou...
General Recommendations <ul><li>Involve, support and draw resources from caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself...
Program Design <ul><li>Conducting a needs assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/partners/st...
Program Design <ul><li>Defining program parameters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target populations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pot...
Program Design <ul><li>Identifying stakeholders </li></ul>
Program Management <ul><li>Cultural competency </li></ul>
Program Management <ul><li>Management structures </li></ul>
Program Management <ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.brycs.org </li></ul></ul>
Training Activities <ul><li>Ready-to-use training activities </li></ul>
Case Studies <ul><li>Contextualized examples </li></ul>
Resources <ul><li>Federal Government  </li></ul><ul><li>National Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>International Agencies </li></ul>
Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth <ul><li>Free Download! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mentoring.org/find_resources...
Mentor Michigan Staff <ul><li>Amber Troupe </li></ul><ul><li>MM Program Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>troupea@michigan.gov...
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This presentation explores "Mentoring Immigrant Youth: A Toolkit for Program Coordinators." This toolkit is designed by MENTOR to help mentoring organizations better understand and serve America's growing immigrant and refugee youth population.

The toolkit has 10 modules addressing topics such as population characteristics, an immigrant youth needs assessment, recommendations for working with these populations, defining program parameters, cultural competence topcs, and matching mentors with immigrant youth,

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Mentoring Immigrant And Refugee Youth: Part 1

  1. 1. Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth A Toolkit for Program Coordinators
  2. 2. General Considerations <ul><li>Purpose of the toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Key definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrant youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESL </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Understanding the Need <ul><li>Immigrant families live in every region and state </li></ul><ul><li>At least 80% of immigrant youth are legal U.S. citizens </li></ul><ul><li>The language barrier </li></ul>
  4. 4. Challenges Faced by Immigrant Youth <ul><li>Stress related to exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Stress related to poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Stress related to separation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assets and Strengths <ul><li>Family and community bonds </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingualism </li></ul><ul><li>Resiliency and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural competency </li></ul><ul><li>Value of education </li></ul>
  6. 6. General Recommendations <ul><li>Recognize and support both cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and build programming around strengths and assets </li></ul><ul><li>Provide leadership opportunities for youth </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tutoring opportunities </li></ul>
  7. 7. General Recommendations <ul><li>Involve, support and draw resources from caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself with other resources in your community </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and respond to unique stressors </li></ul><ul><li>Engage immigrant families in program design </li></ul>
  8. 8. Program Design <ul><li>Conducting a needs assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/partners/state_coordina.htm#MI </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Program Design <ul><li>Defining program parameters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target populations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential goals and outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When, where, and how often? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Program Design <ul><li>Identifying stakeholders </li></ul>
  11. 11. Program Management <ul><li>Cultural competency </li></ul>
  12. 12. Program Management <ul><li>Management structures </li></ul>
  13. 13. Program Management <ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.brycs.org </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Training Activities <ul><li>Ready-to-use training activities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Case Studies <ul><li>Contextualized examples </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>National Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>International Agencies </li></ul>
  17. 17. Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth <ul><li>Free Download! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mentoring.org/find_resources/immigrant_toolkit/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or visit www.mentoring.org and search for “Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth” </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Mentor Michigan Staff <ul><li>Amber Troupe </li></ul><ul><li>MM Program Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>troupea@michigan.gov </li></ul><ul><li>(517) 241-3493 </li></ul>

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