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1 Corporate/Community Mentoring Models & Best Practices

2 Why Youth Mentoring? What’s happening in your town? o Minority population o Female-headed households o Other non-traditional households o Higher male to female ratio o High number of families below poverty level o Number of children 6-14 o Dropout rates o Average tests scores below state average o Number of students with free/reduced lunches o 16- to 19-year-olds not enrolled in school and not high school graduates o 16- to 19-year-olds not working Sources: /, / 2

3 Why Youth Mentoring? Other Risk Factors o Incarceration rates o Homelessness o Race o Substance abuse o Number of juvenile arrests o Juvenile detention o Criminalizing children at younger ages o Intergenerational transmission of violence o Unmet health and mental health needs o Lack of community supports, role models, mentors, and positive alternatives to the streets Sources: /, / 3

4 Mentoring Program 1995-Present Reach Employees only Largest Four schools: o A high school o A middle school o A partnership at an elementary school o The “original” elementary school 4

5 The Chesapeake Model Results: o Reading o Drop-out rates o Relationships o Other support 5

6 Mentor-mentee ratio Becoming a mentee Time Location Activities Administration TimeTuesdayWednesdayThursday 9:00-9:30Pre-K Kindergarten/6 th Grade 10:00-10:304 th Grade2 nd Grade1 st Grade/Littlejohn & Smythe 2:00-2:30 p.m.5 th Grade3 rd GradePre-K 6

7 Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School Mentor-mentee ratio Becoming a mentee Time Location Activities Administration 7 Harding Charter Preparatory High School

8 Positive Directions 1992 Reach Schools o Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village, Oklahoma City o Fillmore Elementary, Oklahoma City, Bilingual o Shedeck Elementary, Yukon o Independence Elementary, Yukon 8

9 Mentor-mentee ratio Becoming a mentee Time Location Activities Administration 9

10 Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village 10

11 2010 Elementary – High School Rural Western Oklahoma o Mentor-mentee ratio o Becoming a mentee o Time o Location o Activities o Administration 11

12 Mission Mentors, Fairview The Board o Recruitment and selection o Program operations o Mentor education and training o Program evaluation process School’s Role o Minimal 12

13 Mentor-mentee ratio Becoming a mentee Time Location Activities Administration FrequencyOnce a week Other Day(s)Usu. Th. or Fri. Time30 minutes PairingsM-M, F-F1-1 ActivitiesEating, CafeteriaGames, Hallways MenteesWell-behaved Not well-behaved? 13

14 Variations OPUBCO City of Oklahoma City Others Leadership Community leadership or corporate leadership, not the school 14

15 Summer Backpacks 15

16 Corporate Office Field Trip/Celebration 16

17 The David & Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative A Resource for and Promoter of Youth Mentoring in Oklahoma Pam Ball (left), a longtime mentor with City Care’s Whiz Kids, and her mentee, Audrianna, are recognized by David Boren, founder and chairman of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, during a mentor recognition event at the state capitol. Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence 120 N. Robinson, Suite 1420-W Oklahoma City, OK


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