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Men of honor conference presentation

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  2. 2. Our Mission<br />The MOH Program is designed to support the success of African American males attending the San Jacinto College District.<br />
  3. 3. Our Purpose<br />To support the SJCD’s Vision, Values, and Mission.<br />To provide avenues for participants to connect with SJCD administrators, faculty, staff, and resources.<br />To improve African American male retention, persistence, graduation, and transfer rates at the SJCD.<br />
  4. 4. Our Core Values<br />
  5. 5. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />How can I be a successful student?<br />
  6. 6. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />Do I have PRIDE in myself?<br />
  7. 7. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />What does my community expect of me?<br />
  8. 8. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />What should I do with my money?<br />
  9. 9. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />How do I define respect?<br />
  10. 10. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />How do I deal with obstacles?<br />
  11. 11. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />What is a good career for ME?<br />
  12. 12. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />What are morals and values?<br />
  13. 13. Have you asked yourself the following questions?<br />Am I a good role model?<br />
  14. 14. What makes these Men of Honor successful? <br />
  15. 15. If you want to be a part of the answer, join the Men of Honor.<br />
  16. 16. But what IS <br />“Men of Honor”?<br />
  17. 17. Men of Honor consists of:<br />
  18. 18. Recruitment<br />MOH will recruit potential members from high schools within the SJCD service region and will assist them in completing an application and the FAFSA.<br />We want to help you succeed!<br />
  19. 19. Life Skills Course<br />The course provides an overview of key aspects, knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college.<br />It will incorporate issues and concerns especially pressing for contemporary African American men. <br />
  20. 20. Life Skills Course<br />An African American Male Speaker series will offer the students an opportunity to interact and network with successful African American professionals from the community.<br />
  21. 21. Counseling and Advising<br />Each member will be assigned to a mentor who will assist them in developing their educational plan, as well as helping them explore their career goals.<br />
  22. 22. MOH Bridge to Success<br />MOH participants who complete a full term semester with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to become peer coaches.<br />The peer coaches will be matched with an African-American High School senior from <br />North Shore High School <br />La Porte High School <br />Clear Creek High School<br />
  23. 23. MOH Bridge to Success<br />The goal of the program is to assist in the transition from high school to the college campus. The peer coach will assist with the following:<br />FAFSA<br />Orientation<br />Campus Tour<br />MOH Program Information<br />Pathways to Success<br />
  24. 24. Connections<br />MOH will utilize several means of communication, including:<br />An electronic newsletter<br />A Facebook page<br />MOH retreats and conferences<br />A student club organized by students with the guidance of a club advisor<br />
  25. 25. Update<br />During Fall 2009 there were 71 student participants. <br />70 of those enrolled for Spring 2010.<br />
  26. 26. Grill-N-Chill<br />
  27. 27. Grill-N-Chill<br />
  28. 28. Grill-N-Chill<br />
  29. 29. Thanksgiving Luncheon<br />
  30. 30. Thanksgiving Luncheon<br />
  31. 31. Burial<br />
  32. 32. Swap-N-drop<br />
  33. 33. Swap-N-drop<br />
  34. 34. Swap-N-drop<br />
  35. 35. Swap-N-drop<br />
  36. 36. Swap-N-drop<br />
  37. 37. Atlanta Conference<br />
  38. 38. Atlanta Conference<br />
  39. 39. Thank you for your interest in the <br />Men of Honor.<br />Be the Solution…<br />
  40. 40. Contact Information<br />Ronald Hopkins (ronald.hopkins@sjcd.edu)<br />Lamar McWaine (lamar.mcwaine@sjcd.edu) <br />
  41. 41. Why Mentor?<br />
  42. 42. what IS mentoring?<br />Mentoring brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. <br />A mentor is a person who provides a young person with support, counsel, and friendship.<br />
  43. 43. Why are mentors needed at San Jacinto College?<br />For every 100 AfricanAmerican males who start school here, only 8 of them finish.<br />Our main goal is to fix that statistic.<br />
  44. 44. Qualities of a Mentor<br />Sincere desire to be personally involved with another person to help him achieve personal and career goals.<br />Ability to communicate with young men openly and nonjudgmentally.<br />Strong listening skills.<br />
  45. 45. Qualities of a Mentor<br />Ability to establish a relationship based on equal responsibility and respect.<br />Interest in needs and concerns of persons with internal and external barriers to steady employment.<br />Practical problem-solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives.<br />
  46. 46. What will I do as a Mentor?<br />
  47. 47. What will I do as a Mentor?<br />Mentors will serve as resources, assisting students with academic and personal development, while offering support and motivation. In a sense, the mentor serves as a “fan” for his or her mentee, cheering that student on towards the goal of graduation from San Jac.<br />
  48. 48. Mentor Responsibilities<br />Assignment of Students<br />Active Engagement<br /> Passport for Success<br /> Weekly Contacts<br /> Midterm Review<br /> Campus Monthly Meeting with Speaker Series<br />
  49. 49. Mentor Responsibilities<br />Mandatory Career Assessment<br />Off Campus Experience: 1 per semester<br />End of Term Survey<br />
  50. 50. Thank you…<br />…for accepting the challenges and rewards of mentoring a young man for a year or longer. You will experience benefits that will last each of you a lifetime. <br />

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