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1 Kenwood Brotherhood, Inc. – Chicago, IL Shelby T. Wyatt, Ed. D Nadia Y. Jenkins Brittany Sims

2  Part 2 from the presentation in 2013  The Brotherhood is a school based male mentoring organization that was created as a supplement to promote student achievement in elementary and high school.  The scope has grown to include mentoring for young adults

3 NOUN : An association of men, such as a fraternity or union, united for common purposes VERB :Action associated with maintaining the Brotherhood bond ADJECTIVE : Genuine Concern

4 1.Kenwood Academy Brotherhood History 2.Mental Health Checkups 3.Intimacy Research 4.Cultural Comprehension 5.Expanding the Scope 6.Why Young Adults 7.Issues Affecting Young Adult Males 8.Kenwood Brotherhood, Inc. 9.Community and University Partnerships 10. Fun Evaluative Tools

5 Created to address: 1.Low graduation rate of African American males in the Chicago Public School System 2. Low participation of males in non-athletic leadership roles at Kenwood Academy 3. Lack of knowledge of positive opportunities outside of the classroom

6 Counseling and Psychology Graduate School Students Provide Weekly: Professional Adult mentoring Assigned Mentees Grade Checks Assessments of home issues Provide Coping Strategies Conflict Resolution Stress release activities Weekly Lesson Planning Leadership Skill development Enrichment Opportunities

7  Who  What  When  Where  Why  How

8 Formula: Safety + Trust + Vulnerability = INTIMACY  Fraternity=Safety  Responsibility=Trust  Creativity=Vulnerability ‘ We are the Brotherhood. A male-mentoring organization with the creed ‘ Fraternity ’, ‘ Responsibility ’ and ‘ Creativity ’. We are our brothers keeper in this group ’. - S. Rogers ‘ 14 ‘ It was the Brotherhood that showed me what bonding meant. Intimacy is what I was missing at home ’ Corzail Nicholson ‘ 08

9 Cultural Comprehension – Culture is defined as the entity that makes you unique. Comprehension- Your ability to understand The purpose of cultural comprehension is to assist students to understand their uniqueness. This requires a series of assessments (informal/formal) to collect personal data on self-perception, self- esteem, and self-concept. Data collected from these assessments can be used to introduce counseling lessons or secure enrichment opportunities that can provide cultural clarification

10 Three Phases of Cultural Comprehension

11  The perceived reality of how others view you  Analysis of your own behavior and make judgments about why you do what you do

12 A collection of beliefs about oneself How we see ourselves Who am I? Cognitive and Descriptive Interacts with self- perception and self- esteem

13  A judgment and attitude of oneself  Negative or positive evaluation of oneself

14 Scope expands from Kenwood Academy to include the Brotherhood alumni 1.True Brotherhood Mentoring 2.Validation 3.Information 4.Resources 5.Clarification 6.Cyclical Effect


16 1.College Admission & Retention 2.Unsure Long and Short Term Goals 3.Employable Skills Unemployment 4.Mental Health 5.Death Statistics

17  Began as the Alumni Foundation in 2007  2011-Began researching not for profit status  Established in February, 2012  Purpose to support high school guys  Platform for skill development for Brotherhood alumni and friends


19  Social Media Mentoring through DePaul University  Journaling  Skits  Open Forum  Poetry  Positive Rap  Graphic Design  Activities  Projects  Field Trips


21 Kenwood Academy Brotherhood 5015 South Blackstone Chicago, Il 60615 773-535-1372 Kenwood Brotherhood, Inc. 9412 South Calumet Chicago, IL 60619 com 773-550-0485 Facebook: Kenwood Academy Brotherhood/Kenwood Brotherhood Inc.

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