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REAL TALK: SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A ‘MENTOR’? MENTORING THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 1.

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1 REAL TALK: SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A ‘MENTOR’? MENTORING THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 1

2 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This interactive discussion will strive to create a space for us as mentors to candidly evaluate the effectiveness of our practices as well as develop a network within the college community to maximize our overall outreach. 2

3 AGENDA Introduction - Program Description and Agenda Review 5 minutes Icebreaker – Who’s Real and Who’s Not 10 minutes The 3 C’s: Key Mentoring Concepts Connection 15 minutes Communication 15 minutes Commitment 15 minutes Practice & Application 10 minutes Closing 5 minutes 3

4 SAFE SPACE A place where anyone can relax and be fully self- expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person's self-respect and dignity and strongly encourage everyone to respect others. 4

5 ICEBREAKER 5

6 THREE C’S OF REAL MENTORSHIP Connection Communication Commitment 6

7 CONNECTION FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING GENUINE BONDS WITH MENTEES 7

8 MENTORSHIP QUIZ How are student truancy rates effected by a positive mentor/mentee relationship? A. 27% increase B. 41% increase C. 52% decrease D. 64% decrease 8 truancy - any intentional unauthorized or illegal absence from compulsory schooling

9 ANSWER #1 According to a Proctor & Gamble study, research shows that youth who spend time with a caring adult mentor regularly for at least one year are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school. 9

10 MENTORSHIP QUIZ (CONT.) How does a positive mentor/mentee relationship effect the youth and illegal drug use? A. 58% less likely B. 46% less likely C. 34% less likely D. 22% more likely 10

11 ANSWER #2 According to a Pew Public/Private Ventures Study, after 18 months with mentors, results indicated the boys and girls were 46 % less likely to use illegal drugs. 11

12 MENTORSHIP QUIZ (CONT.) Presently, how many youth remained underserved in the mentoring gap? A. 6 million B. 12 million C. 15million D. 18 million 12 Mentoring Gap – the number of young Americans who need or want mentoring but are not are in formal, high-quality mentoring relationships.

13 ANSWER #3 According to MENTΩR National Mentoring Partnership 15 million young people still need mentors. 13

14 MENTORSHIP QUIZ (CONT.) How does a positive mentor/mentee relationship affect teen pregnancy rates? A. 18% decrease B. 35% decrease C. 67% decrease D. 98 % decrease 14

15 ANSWER #4 According to the California Mentor Foundation surveyed 124 mentor programs with 36,251 mentors and 57,659 mentees. The survey showed that 98% deterred from teen pregnancy. 15

16 MENTORSHIP QUIZ (CONT.) What percentage of college graduates reported a mentor as instrumental in the employer selection process? A. 40% B. 55% C. 60% D. 75% 16

17 ANSWER #5 According to Mentors Management results indicate that 60% of college and graduate students listed mentoring as a factor for selecting an employer after graduation. 17

18 REFLECTION QUESTIONS What were some of your reaction to the statistics? How can you use these data to make the most impact with your mentee? 18

19 CHECK YOURSELF 19

20 COMMUNICATION CAPITALIZING ON CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUR MENTEE 20

21 COMMUNICATION According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior; a verbal or written message; information transmitted or conveyed 21

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23 LET’S TALK ABOUT IT 23

24 COMMUNICATION REFLECTION What are some of the techniques you liked the best? What is something you would have done differently? 24

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26 ISSUES AFFECTING YOUTH TODAY Peer pressure Drugs/alcohol Poverty Family Academics Bullying Self - Esteem 26

27 COMMITMENT SELF REFLECTION & REDEDICATION 27

28 SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A ‘MENTOR’? Gender Race/Ethnicity Socioeconomic Status Religion Political Affiliation Location Education Culture Organizational Other, etc. 28

29 Man Black Christian College Educated Working Class Tutor Alpha Phi Alpha AmeriCorps Programs (Jumpstart Tallahassee) Big Brother Kollage Dance Troupe Independent Miami-WADE County FSU Seminole JOERY’S LIST 29

30 THREE C’S OF REAL MENTORSHIP Connection Communication Commitment Application and Practice 30

31 I AM “MENTOR” STATEMENTS I AM PATIENT, I AM FIRM, I AM HONEST, I AM UNDERSTANDING, I AM WORKING ON BEING A BETTER COMMUNICATOR, I AM LOYAL, AND I AM A MENTOR! 31

32 REAL TALK: SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A ‘MENTOR’? Joery Francois The Mentoring The Florida State University The Center for Leadership and Social Change Senior B.A., English Editing, Writing, & Media B.S., African-American Studies FSU C. A. R. E. Trio Pre-Collegiate Programs, Mentor Jumpstart Tallahassee, Volunteer Coordinator 32


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