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It Takes All of Us: A Seminar Series About Educating and Developing Youth, Part Three


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This webinar is part three of our four-part series on Community Educators with Dr. Patricia Moore Harbour on March 19, 2014.

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It Takes All of Us: A Seminar Series About Educating and Developing Youth, Part Three

  1. 1. It  Takes  All  of  Us:  A   Seminar  Series  About   Educa9ng  and   Developing  Youth     featuring     Dr.  Patricia  Moore  Harbour   Presented  by   Friends  for  Youth,  Inc.   Ke4ering  Founda7on  
  2. 2. March  19,  2014  Webinar     Part  Three:  Engaging  the  Public  Makes  a  Difference   •  Discuss  challenges  faced  by  ci7zens  and   organiza7ons  engaged  in  out-­‐of-­‐school  learning   •  Special  guests:  Becky  Cooper,  Execu7ve  Director  of   Friends  for  Youth  and  Ann  S7les,  Project  GRAD   Houston   •  Q  &  A  throughout  presenta7on  (use  Q  &  A  panel)  
  3. 3. •  All  a4endees  muted  for   best  sound   •  Type  ques7ons  and   comments  in  the  ques7on   box   •  Respond  to  polls   •  Who  is  with  us  today?   Par7cipate  in  Today’s  Webinar  
  4. 4. Ongoing  Learning:  Pre-­‐webinar  Poll   What  do  you  know   about  Community   Educators?  
  5. 5. Please  help  us  by   answering  survey   ques7ons  when  you  exit   webinar     You  will  receive  an  email   with  informaCon  on  how   to  access  the  slides,  view   the  recording,  and   connect  to  resources  
  6. 6. Community   Educators:  A  Resource   for  Educa9ng  and   Developing  Our  Youth   Author:   Patricia  Moore  Harbour,  Ed.D.   What  does  it  take  to   make  democracy  work  as   it  should?        
  7. 7. Dr.  Patricia  Moore  Harbour   President  ,  Center  for  Quality  Educa7on     Patricia  Moore  Harbour  dedicates  her  life’s   work  to  public  educa7on  and  social  change.     She  supports    youth  and  adults    to  use  their   natural  gi[s,  abili7es    and  capaci7es  to  achieve   extraordinary  outcomes.  Pat  has  been  a   teacher  and  school  administrator  and  is  a   parent,  grandparent,  mentor  and  community   educator.    She  believes  re-­‐establishing  the   connec7on    between  educa7on,  democracy   and  community  increases  our  capacity  to  live,   work  together  and  shape  the  future  for  the     next  genera7on  from  the  power  of  our   common  humanity.      
  8. 8. What  Does  it  Take  to  Make     Democracy  Work  as  it  Should?     Who  We  Are          A  research  organiza7on       How  We  Work    Joint  Learning  Exchanges                The  Network                Research  Posi7ons     What  We  Study    Ci7zens,  ins7tu7ons,  communi7es              Democra7c  Prac7ces  
  9. 9. Community  Educators  Are   EVERYWHERE   “Above  all  people  educate  themselves  with   people  who  have  liLle  if  any  direct  authority   over  them,  and  who  have  no  specialized   experCse,  either  on  curriculum  or  pedogogy.”                Herve  Varenne  
  10. 10. Is  The  Public  Transforming   Educa7on?      
  11. 11. What  About  Your  Community?   •  Recognize  you  are  an  asset  and  that  youth  and  community   are  resources   •  Establish  ownership  and  long-­‐term  commitment  for    youth   development  and  educa7on   •  Take  responsibility  for  shaping  the  future   •  Have  a  shared  vision  and  shared  leadership   •  Collaborate  with  ci7zens,  organiza7ons,  and  ins7tu7ons  and     make  collec7ve  choices   •  Be  aware  that  youth  development  fosters  community   development   •  Building  rela7onships  and  collabora7ve  learning  
  12. 12. An  Emerging  Theory  of  Change?   Challenges   Changes    and  Lessons  Learned  
  13. 13. Becky  Cooper   Execu9ve  Director,  Friends  for  Youth     Becky  Cooper  has  been  with  the  organiza7on   since  its  crea7on  in  1979.  She  has  a  B.A.  in   Psychology  and  a  M.A.  in  Educa7on  from   Stanford  University.  Ms.  Cooper  has  served  on   the  Governor’s  Mentoring  Partnership  Quality   Assurance  Standards  Commi4ee,  and,  in  2004,   was  named  one  of  four  “Mentoring  Area   Experts”  by  the  Center  for  Applied  Research   Solu7ons.  Becky  co-­‐authored  Running  a  Safe   and  Effec;ve  Mentoring  Program  and  SAFE.      
  14. 14. Becky  Cooper   Change  Factor:  Long-­‐Term  Commitment   Friends  for  youth  has  operated  for  35  years     •   How  is  your  program  transforming  the   educa7on  and  development  of  youth?   •  What  are  the     – Challenges?   – Changes?   – Lessons  learned?    
  15. 15. Community  Educators   and   Mentoring  
  16. 16. At  the  heart  of  mentoring’s   posi7ve  impact  is  the     development  of  a   strong  rela9onship   between  mentor  and   youth  
  17. 17. Agreement  Across  Youth  Development  Fields   to  educate     the  “whole  child”  
  18. 18. Current  Research   There  is  a  new  consciousness  about  engaging   parents  and  families  in  the  mentoring  process.     Beyond  the  Bake  Sale:    A  Community-­‐Based  RelaConal  Approach  to  Parent   Engagement  in  Schools  (Teachers  College,  Columbia  University,  2009)     Rela7onships  create  a  sense  of  community  and   shared  responsibility  for  children.       CBOs  can  play  an  important  role  as  intermediaries   to  create  condi7ons  for  authen7c  collabora7on   between  educators  and  parents.      
  19. 19. Do  you  live  in  a     “Community  Educators”     community?  
  20. 20. Who  are  the  community  educators  in   your  community?     What  possibili7es  exist  in  your   community  to  develop/further  develop  a   learning  community?  
  21. 21. Have  your  Mentors/Programs  connected  their   mentees  to  other  resources  in  the  community?     How  have  your  Mentors/Programs  impacted     the  parents  and  families  of  your  mentees?   How  can  Mentoring  and  Community   Educators  best  prac7ces  bring  parents  and   other  disenfranchised  ci7zens  to  the  table  to   be  effec7ve  youth  development  advocates   and  resources  for  our  youth?  
  22. 22. How  can  your  Mentors/ Programs  impact  schools,   other  community  systems,   ci7zens,  etc.?         How  can  Mentoring   Programs  play  a  lead  role  in   building  learning   communi7es?    
  23. 23. “One  life  lesson  among  many  I  was   able  to  come  away  with  from  my   friendship  with     my  mentor  is  that     the  best  classroom  we  have  is  in     our  own  backyard,  and  the     best  teachers  are  the     people  we  meet  along  the  way.”   Chris,  a  mentee  in  Friends  for  Youth  program  
  24. 24. Dr.  Ann  S7les   Execu9ve  Director,  Project  GRAD  Houston     Dr.  Ann  B.  S7les  has  served  as  the  Execu7ve   Director  of  Project  GRAD  Houston  since  2006.  She   holds  a  B.  A.  and  a  master’s  degree  in  Educa7on   from  the  University  of  St.  Thomas  and  a  doctorate   degree  in  Professional  Leadership  from  the   University  of  Houston  in  2011,  focusing  her  research   on  college  access.  Dr.  S7les  began  her  career  with   Project  GRAD  in  1997  as  a  Mathema7cs  Consultant   and  held  several  posi7ons,  including  Manager  of   Mathema7cs,  Director  of  Mathema7cs,  and  Senior   Director  of  Academic  Programs  before  becoming   Execu7ve  Director.  
  25. 25. Ann  S7les   Change  Factor:  Building  Rela7onships   for  Collabora7ve  Learning   •  How  is  your  organiza7on  collabora7ng  with  other   organiza7ons  in  transforming  the  community  in   how  it  educates  and  develops  youth?   •  What  are  the     –  Challenges?   –  Changes?   –  Lessons  learned?  
  26. 26. GeQng  In  –  GRAD  Scholars  Enrolled  in  College       Since  1992,  over  6,400  GRAD  Scholars  have  enrolled  in  college.     Currently,  2,070  GRAD  Scholars  are  enrolled  in  college  at  colleges  and  universi7es   throughout  the  country.     GeQng  Through  –       GRAD  Scholars  are  staying  in  school  and  gradua7ng  from  college,  outperforming   their  peers  throughout  Texas  at  nearly  two-­‐and-­‐a-­‐half  9mes  the  rate.       Gradua9ng  –  Project  GRADuates       To  date,  1,713  GRAD  Scholars  have  graduated  from  145  colleges  and  universi7es   throughout  the  country.  
  27. 27. 54%   49%   20%   24%   28%   38%   Project  GRAD   Houston   Low-­‐Income     African  American     Hispanic   State  of  Texas   Students  who  enroll  in  college   Students  who  have  completed  college   Students  who  have  completed  complete  college  or  con7nue  to  persist  toward  comple7on   College  Success  in  Texas   From  College  Enrollment  through  College  Success   (workforce  cer7ficates,  community  college  associates  degrees,  university  baccalaureate  degrees)     A New Measure of Educational Success in Texas, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, NCHEMS, February 2012 Tracking Postsecondary Success for Texas 8th Graders from the Fall 2000, Educate Texas, 2013 The Houston Endowment
  28. 28. Neighborhood Centers Covenant Community Capital Workforce Solutions
  29. 29. Houston Community College University of Houston, Downtown
  30. 30. Communi7es  Talk  to  Act   Discuss  in  your  community:     1.  What  challenges  are  you   struggling  with  in  your   community  for  educa7ng   and  developing  youth?   2.  What  lessons  are  you   learning?   Join  our  discussion  on   Facebook  and  like  us!   SHARE  ON  FACEBOOK  WHAT  YOU  LEARN  IN  TALKING  WITH  YOUR  COMMUNITY  
  31. 31. A  CALL  FOR  ACTION!   Over  the  next  two  weeks,   what  is  the  smallest  acCon   you  are  willing  to  commit   to  take  that  will  make  a   difference  in  the  life,   educaCon,  and   development  of  one  young   person  in  your   community?   Join  our  discussion  on   Facebook  and  like  us!   SHARE  ON  FACEBOOK  WHAT  YOU  LEARN  IN  TALKING  WITH  YOUR  COMMUNITY  
  32. 32. Reflec7on  and  Ques7ons  
  33. 33. Community  Educators  Giveaway!   Winner:   Name   Community  Educators   is  also  available  
  34. 34. Please  help  us  by   answering  survey   ques7ons  when  you  exit   webinar     You  will  receive  an  email   with  informaCon  on  how   to  access  the  slides,  view   the  recording,  and   connect  to  resources  
  35. 35. Join  Us  for  Our  Next   Webinar!   It  Takes  All  of  Us:  A  Seminar   Series  About  Educa9ng  and   Developing  Youth   Part  Four:  Ac;ons  for  You  and   Your  Community  to  Take   April  2,  2014   h4p://         Register  for  each  webinar