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INSPIRESyoung minority men to focus on education so they can achieve success
CONNECTShighly successful minority men with hundreds of young African-American and Latino males
PARTNERSwith United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey; funded by the The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and additional in-kind service and support through key community entities.
The Knowledge Throughout This Gathering USING THESE RULES DEFINE 1 TERM: • Technological literacy • Media convergence • E-mentoring • No Talking • Work within 1 of 3 groups • Post your definition for all to see
In what ways did your technological literacy enhance your process?
What is the most empowering technological skill for our boys to have? et’Enter your response at: m.socrative.comRoom Number 301435
Program Overview • School-based • At least one hour/week • School mentors • Professional Facebook
Activity Module Example: Media Convergence
AFTER VIEWING THIS LEARNING MODULE: What is the most empowering technological skill for our boys to have? Cast your vote: m.socrative.comRoom Number 301435
Let’s Reflect and Discuss • How would you maximize this experience for your boys for the next 10-15 minutes if: • You had a 1:1 computer to student ratio • You had a 1:3 computer to student ratio • There was only one computer available for student use
What about E-mentoring? • As you reflect on the Module, what value added do you envision the e-mentoring having for your boys?
Becoming an E-Mentor • Recruitment • Background Screening • Training • Placement into Private Group Online Recruiting Black Men to Mentor • Social Media • Special Events • Word of Mouth
Mentor Training • Orientation to WIT • Understanding young men (Youth Development) • Tailored webinars (Supplemental Sessions) Mentee Recruitment • Selected Partnering Schools • Engaged & Trained School Coordinators • Made WIT Part of School-Day Programming • Appealed Directly to Youth
Mentee Training • Live, In Person Orientations • Webinars (live and on-demand) • Youth Conferences and Symposia
Lessons Learned • Select the E-Mentoring platform carefully • Multiple levers for engagement are key • Mentees and Mentors need support throughout the process • Technological Literacy is contextual
For Additional Information:Dr. Ashaki Coleman, WIT Program co-Directordr.firstname.lastname@example.orgBroderick L. Boxley, WIT Program co-DirectorRegister to Be a Mentorwww.whatittakes.me