This power-point discusses what mentoring is and the effects of it. You will read about how mentoring can effect an individual and you will also learn about a few mentoring programs within the United States.
I picked this topic because I really wanted to volunteer for the Big Brother Big Big Sisters Program (BBBS) but I couldn’t because I was not of age and I did not have a vehicle for transportation. I still had the desire to help another person in need. I decidedto raise awareness about mentoring.
Mentoring is something that can change the world if it is applied. It will help people to cope with different things and it will help with social skills making problem solving easier for everyone. In doing that it will make everyone more susceptible to talking their problems and issues out with other people.Today I want to inform you guys about mentoring and what it is and how it can make a difference.
Support, guidance and assistance is offered by the mentor. They will help the child through difficult times, face new challenges, and work to correct any past problems. When parents are unavailable or unable to provide responsible guidance, mentors can play an important role.Mentoring is important because it improves our community, state, and nation because these young children are learning to better themselves which allows them to grow up becoming good citizens and employees who strengthens our businesses, community, and our society.
A mentor is an individual committed to helping a student, identified as an at-risk, get his/her life back together again, whether it be academically, socially mentally, or physically you can always count on a mentor. He/she commits his/her self to spending the time and energy necessary to put the student on the right track. The mentor takes on a lot of different roles at once. A mentor is a big brother/sister, role model, and most of all a friend to the student.
There are 4 different types of mentoring and they all pretty much have the save results and outcomes. One on One, Group, Peer, and e-mentoring all have their perks and good qualities but they also may have things that may be left out like maybe with one on one mentoring it’s not as effective as peer mentoring.
One-to-one mentoring is a developmental and learning technique aimed at increasing personal capacity, skills and learning. The mentor and the protégé together comes up with goals and plans to pursue the set goals. Along the way they will encounter problems and issues and the mentor will teach the protégé ways to deal with those problems in an orderly fashion. Also if the protégé needs someone to talk to about any issues that the protégé may encounter they have their mentor to count on.Adult to ChildDiscuss social issuesDiscuss personal issuesDiscuss emotional issuesDiscuss goalsDiscuss problem solving
Mentoring is considered group mentoring when you have at least one adult and at least four children, for the most part group mentoring programs usually consist several adults working with small groups of children. The ratio of adult to children is not greater than 1:4. Group mentoring is slightly less personalized because you have other people there with you but the effects can be just as strong. In this situation you participate in team building activities and trust activities and you form your own support group which could be very very good for the protégés and even the mentors. In doing this you build relationships with people that you could talk to when you have problem and they will stand by your side when you don’t have the strength to push.
Peer mentoring is whenan older child befriends a younger child. This is a very good mentoring technique. Child to child relationship is more natural than an adult to child so it would be very easy for them to open up to one another and to understand one another's feelings and ideas. This is why the statistics is slight different from one to one mentoring and group mentoring.
Studies show that in peer programs mentors/mentees improve academically as a result of their involvement in the program. Not only did they develop academically but they also developed in character and they learned better ways of communication. They learn that there is always a difference between the way you talk and interact with you friends and the way your suppose to interact with your adults. The students learned to make better decisions and solve problems and in learning that they learned to resolve conflict in a mature way.
E-mentoring is mentoring via internet or email. This type of mentoring is for those who really don’t have much time to have a one on one relationship with a person. E-mentoring is very convenient because it only requires 20 minutes a week, which means it will not take up much of your time. It is used mostly by college students.
Through my research I have found that the protégés of mentoring programs are 46% less prone to drugs, 27% less prone to alcohol.
When participating in mentoring programs you are prone to making a change in character because now you have friends that you can be honest and straight forward with. Not only that but these friends will not try to pressure you into doing things that could get you hurt or get you into any trouble.
Others studies show that, 59% get better grades, and 73% raise their goals.
Here are a few things that may tie into mentoring. Paying it forward/altruism because you have to have an altruistic attitude which means doing something out of the kindness of your heart which also ties into community service because community service is a deed that you commit yourself to doing for nothing, just because you wanted to help someone/something or maybe a group of people. The UM Challenge is something that ties into this because it is a program that can be a representative of group mentoring. The UM Challenge is building a support group and that is what group mentoring is all about.
Paying It Forward is the idea of altruism. ALTRUISM-thebelief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of otherGiving everything for nothing in returnPaying it forward is the idea that you will help someone and expect nothing in return except for them to help someone else. It is doing something out of the kindness of your heart and not because you are getting something out of it. Pay it Forward is actually a movie and a book and I have the movie trailer here for you to see.Paying it forward relates to mentoring because when you become a mentor you are selfless expect nothing out of it. You mentor because you want to mentor because you want to help other people out of the goodness of you heart.
Community Service- voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area. unpaid work, intended to be of social useCommunity Service is voluntary work that people do to improve the community in which they may live. It could be any where between the Murals and things like that for inspiration like the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia to planting flowers at a nursing home, or even picking up trash from the ground.Community service connects with mentoring because it is voluntary. People volunteering their time and effect to pay it forward. So all three of theses things or ideas are connected in some way.
Basically anyone can become a mentor. People who want to have fun and want to change a life definitely has a place in mentoring programs. If your not open to people and would still like to be a mentor there is mentor training in which you will be taught the characteristics of a mentor.
In mentoring training you will be taught all the characteristics needed to be a sufficient mentor. You will be taught things like how to control you emotions and how to give and understand feedback. You will build your own confidence as a mentor and you will be taught how to help your protégé choose what to do next. In this class you will be taught how to be a leader.
The young people of today must cope with far more personal and social pressures than any other previous generation of youth. Early intervention through a structured mentor relationship may be able to give young people the tools and support they need to deal effectively with these pressures. Understanding the many social, psychological, and physical demands that the youth face is extremely important for any individual about to undertake the task of being a mentor. Following is a list of these issues.
Mentors are not Parent, Professional Counselors, nor are they Social Workers but some of their traits will be a part of the mentor’s role. Listening, Nurturing, Supporting, Advising. Through the mentors’ sustained caring, interest, and acceptance, youth may begin to think of themselves as worthy of this attention. They may apply this new, stronger sense of self-confidence to other relationships and experiences.
This is a list of programs the deal with mentoring. Some are actual mentoring programs and some are more so like recruit programs/ promotion programs. For example BBBS and National Cares Mentoring Movement are actual mentoring programs whereas National Mentoring Month and Mentoring Center are promoters and recruiters.
The Mentoring Center was founded in 1991 and is located in Northern California. It is an organization that is dedicated to helping Bay Area mentoring programs better themselves. It provides mentor training for mentors of other organizations. Mentor Center worked with 25,000 youth and volunteer mentors and served more than 800 different mentoring programs in the Bay Area. For those who do not know The Bay Area is located in California. It surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries.
National Mentoring Month is an organization made to raise awareness of the importance of mentoring in young people. Not only do they teach about mentoring but they also hold events to try and get people to want to volunteer. The goals of the National Mentoring Month organization is to raise awareness of all forms of mentoring, Recruit people to mentor in different programs, and to promote the growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring
This program is another one of those program that wants to improve the mentoring programs so they provide mentors for other mentors to help them better themselves which in turn will help the mentors protégé to become a better person. The National Mentoring Center have worked with Federal agencies such as: Us Department of Education, The Corporation for National and Community service, etc. The NMC can also provide a wide variety of supports to federal, state, and local mentoring initiatives and funding agencies.
For my application I helped set up the Mini UM Challenge on Diversity Day. Mr. B, Ms. Clifton, myself instructed this program. We had a total of 4 or 5 meetings where we discussed what activities to include that will give a good idea of what the UM Challenge was all about. This was really difficult because we had to pick activities that wouldn’t take from the effects of the actually UM Challenge. Not only did we discuss activities but we also discussed timing. I created a PowerPoint to introduce what we were going to do for the day and to introduce my idea of mentoring and how it can change people.The whole preparation process kind of reminded me of teaching because as a teacher you have to come up with teaching plans and timing and the ideas that you want to get across.
As Another part of my application I went to an activity called Upper Merion on Display. This was pretty much like a science fair kind of thing stations was set up that focused on one particular
Thesis<br />The goal of my presentation is to explain what mentoring is and how it can make difference in someone’s life and your own life.<br />Mentoring is something that can change the lives of many people. Participating in mentoring programs could make America a better place by helping people with social issues and emotional stresses. <br />
What is Mentoring/ Why Mentor<br />Sustained relationship between an adult and child or an older child to a younger child<br />Mentoring is Beneficial to all, even those who don’t participate.<br /> Benefits our community<br /> Benefits our state<br /> Benefits our Nation<br />
What is a Mentor<br />A mentor is a person who looks out for another person. <br />A mentor should be willing to:<br /> volunteer<br /> offer advice and guidance<br /> commit to help someone at-risk<br /> spend time and energy to get child on the right track.<br />
Types of Mentoring<br />One on One<br />Group mentoring<br />Peer Mentoring<br />Mentoring via e-mail/internet<br />
46% less likely to begin using drugs<br />27% less likely to use alcohol<br />
More Statistics<br />60% improve relationships with adults and 56% improve relationship with peers<br />64% of students develop more positive attitudes towards school<br />62% are more likely to trust teachers<br />64% develop higher self confidence<br />55% are better able to express their feelings<br />
59% get better grades overall<br />38% achieved higher grades in social studies, languages, and math<br />52% is less likely to skip school<br />73% raise their goals<br />
Who Is At-Risk<br />Teens who have been suspended, expelled, been truant, or had their grades drop.<br /> teens who are verbally abusive<br /> teens who struggle with basic family rules and expectations<br />Does the parent have difficulty getting the teen to do basic household chores and homework?<br />Has the teen had problems with the law?<br /> 13. Is the teen sexually promiscuous?<br /> 14. Has the teen’s appearance or personal hygiene changed?<br /> 15. Is the teen deceitful and manipulative?<br /> 16. Has the teen been caught stealing money or personal items from their family?<br /> 17. Is the teen severely lacking in motivation?<br /> 18. Does the teen sometimes lie regarding their activities?<br />http://www.at-risk.org/whois-atrisk.html<br />
Who Is At-Risk Cont.<br /> 6. Does the parent have to pick their words carefully when speaking to the teen, so as not to elicit a verbal attack or even rage from them?<br /> 7. Is the teen in danger of dropping out of high school?<br /> 8. Does the teen associate with a suspect peer group?<br /> 9. Has the teen lost interest in former productive activities, sports, hobbies, or childhood friends?<br /> 10. Has the teen ever displayed any evidence of suicide?<br /> 11. Does the teen seem depressed / withdrawn?<br /> 12. Does the teen ever display violent behavior?<br /> 19. Does the teen display outbursts of temper?<br /> 20. Does the teen lack self-worth and self-esteem?<br /> 21. Does the teen defy established rules regardless of the consequences?<br /> 22. When trying to deal with the teen, do the parents feel powerless?<br /> 23. Does the teen have a problem with authority? <br /> 24. Do the parents suspect the teen is experimenting with drugs or alcohol?<br /> <br />
Other Ideas<br />Paying it Forward/altrusim<br />Community Service<br />UM Challenge<br />
Who Can Be A Mentor?<br />People who…<br />Want to help people<br />Have fun<br />Change a life<br />Anyone<br />
Mentor Training<br />A Movable Feast of Coaching and Mentoring Exercises<br />Keeping good Coaching and Mentoring Boundaries<br />Emotion vs. Objectivity<br />Conflict Defuser<br />Blame vs. Effective Behavior<br />Coaching and Mentoring Styles<br />Coaching and Mentoring Hints and Tips<br />Why Coaching and Mentoring?<br />The Roles of a Coach and Mentor<br />Skills Needed For Effective Coaching and Mentoring<br />Building Confidence as a Coach or Mentor<br />Understanding Feedback as a Coach or Mentor<br />Helping your Mentee choose what to do next<br />Personal Coach - Mentor's Declaration and What's Next<br />
WHY YOUTH NEED MENTORS <br />Peer Pressure <br />Substance Abuse <br />Sexuality <br />Child Abuse and Family Violence <br />School Safety and Violence <br />Depression and Suicide <br />Nutrition and Health Care <br />Faith and Religion <br />Social and Time Management <br />Career Exploration and Part-Time Work <br />
WHAT MENTORS ARE NOT <br />Parents <br />Counselor<br />Social Workers<br />
Benefits to Mentor<br />Mentors gain personal and professional satisfaction in helping a youth. <br />Mentors gain recognition from their peers. <br />Mentors gain improved interpersonal skills. <br />Mentoring focuses the mentor outside of him/herself. <br /> Mentoring promotes deeper understanding of teen and societal problems. <br />
Benefits to Youth<br />Exposes youth to a positive role model <br /> Helps to focus youth on their future and on setting academic and career goals <br /> Exposes youth to new experiences and people from diverse cultural, socio-economic, and professional backgrounds <br /> Provides youth with attention and a concerned friend <br /> Encourages emotional and social growth <br /> Fosters increased confidence and self-esteem <br />
Mentoring Programs<br />BBBS of America<br />Village Nation<br />Kids for Change<br />National Cares Mentoring Movement<br />Michael Baisden<br />100 Black Men of America<br />Boys & Girls Club of America<br />Mentoring Center<br />National Mentoring Month<br />Mentoring quotes, free mentoring pics…google me<br />
BBBS<br />Founded by Ernest Coulter in 1904<br />By 1916 spread to about 96 cities across the country<br />In 1977 Joined forces with Catholic Big Sisters<br />BBBS currently runs in all 50 states and twelve countries<br />http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.diJKKYPLJvH/b.1539751/k.BDB6/Home.htm<br />
Mentoring Center<br />Founded in 1991<br />Located in California<br />Created to serve as a technical assistance and training provider<br />Served more than 800 mentoring programs<br />Worked with more than 25,000 youth and volunteer mentors<br />http://www.mentor.org/about_us.html<br />
National Mentoring Month<br />Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and Mentor.<br />Been around for nine years<br />Works with national media to bring about awareness of mentoring and to motivate people to volunteer to mentor.<br />http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/about_nmm/<br />
National Mentoring Center<br />Located at Education Northwest<br />One of the worlds number one training and technical assistance providers for youth mentoring programs.<br />Has over 20 years of experience.<br />http://educationnorthwest.org/nmc<br />