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Lot Mentor Training January 2009 Rev2

  1. 1. Mentor Training – January 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Overview 6:15 pm – 6:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>YTD Review 6:30 pm – 6:40 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback 6:40 pm – 7:05 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar 7:05 pm – 7:10 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders 7:10 pm – 7:15 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Leaders of Tomorrow - National </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 1991 at 13 th Annual NBMBAA Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently have 26 active chapters throughout the United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target: Minority High School Students with C or above average </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist in identifying positive career and educational options </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare students for life in college & beyond </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate growth in leadership and academics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop business, communication, and life skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Leaders of Tomorrow – Austin Chapter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot in Spring 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Full Academic year 2008 – 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring and Coaching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collegiate Preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship Opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Organizational Chart - Draft
  5. 5. Mentor <ul><li>Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring, adult friend who devotes time to a young person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students achieve their potential & discover their strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not meant to replace parent, guardian, or teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a disciplinarian or decision maker for a child </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as positive role model for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be committed and consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure active participation in activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and nurture meaningful relationships with students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share personal insights & experiences to build trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students to build confidence & self-esteem </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Group Mentoring
  7. 7. YTD Review <ul><li>Completed six sessions; eight remaining sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T-Shirt Design, College Essay Prep, Financial Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stock Simulation, Who Am I?, Public Speaking, Debates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT Exam, College Scholarships, Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Attendance: 18 – 22 per session </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. YTD Feedback – Student Survey (12/08) <ul><li>Why LOT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ open a lot opportunities…learn a lot…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ be a better leader” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… learn to work with new people…financial help” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… better myself in the future…win scholarship money…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ..better chance to pursue my career…more info about business world” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… better person. build more self-confidence. learn how to be more professional” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ make a difference in the world and community” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you enjoy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors are very helpful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting to know different people & their perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning new things and different activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What should be done differently? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add job shadowing, More fun projects, less writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More bonding activities, No changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have you established a bond with mentors? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not yet; Yes – Lasonya, Brandi, Anne, Shirley; Good with all the mentors </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. YTD Feedback – Mentor Survey (12/08) <ul><li>Concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to form bond with students b/c of inconsistent attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need clarity on mentor role & expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to get students to open up & talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acting as a babysitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide handouts of activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors become more familiar with each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define role & agendas before each session </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Brainstorming – Mentor Feedback </li></ul>
  11. 11. Calendar National Case Competition 9:00AM - 12:00PM Ann Arbor June 19-21   Year-end social event 9:00AM - 12:00PM TBD 16-May 15 Business Sports 9:00AM - 12:00PM TBD 2-May 14 Mini Case Competition 9:00AM - 12:00PM McCallum 18-Apr 13 Who am I? Presentations Parent Attendance Required 9:00AM - 12:00PM McCallum 4-Apr 12 College Tour 7:00AM - 5:00PM Central Texas 28-Mar 11 SAT EXAM TBD 14-Mar   Case Study, End of Stock Project, SAP Prep 9:00AM - 12:00PM McCallum 7-Mar 10 Effective Essay Writing, Case Study, Stock Project 9:00AM - 12:00PM McCallum 21-Feb 9 Case Study, Stock Project, SAT Prep 9:00AM - 12:00PM McCallum 7-Feb 8 Mentor Training Option 2 6:00PM - 7:30PM UOP Campus 28-Jan   Mentor Training Option 1 6:00PM - 7:30PM UOP Campus 26-Jan   Topic* Time/Location Date Session
  12. 12. Reminders <ul><ul><li>Participate in the recurring mentor call at 12 pm on Wednesday prior to LOT session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirm your attendance for upcoming LOT sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive by 8:30 am at McCallum High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately, preference for business casual or work casual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students to visit LOT website ( www.lotaustin.wetpaint.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of different student personality types & ensure participation from all students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students, engage students during downtime, and inquire about interests </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul>

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