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Urban Youth. Check-in to this COSEBOC Session on Twitter and/or Facebook. Social Media Check-in. Let folks know you’re here!! # WITEMENTORING Search on FB for W hatittakes Symposiums. Is Generation Z more like wind or fire?. A Video Snapshot of What It Takes. Urban Youth Academy.

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urban youth
Urban Youth

Check-in to this COSEBOC Session on Twitter and/or Facebook. . .

Social Media Check-in . . .

Let folks know you’re here!!

#WITEMENTORING

Search on FB for Whatittakes Symposiums

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Urban Youth Academy

Build A Dream

Naval Engines Design

What It Takes

Remote Piloted Vehicles

Rockets

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CONNECTShighly successful minority men with hundreds of young African-American and Latino males

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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.

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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
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In what ways did your

technological literacy

enhance your process?

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What is the most

empowering technological

skill for our boys to have?

et’Enter your response at: m.socrative.comRoom Number 301435

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Program Overview

  • School-based
  • At least one hour/week
  • School mentors
  • Professional Facebook
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Activity Module Example:

Media Convergence

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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

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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
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What about E-mentoring?

  • As you reflect on the Module, what value added do you envision the e-mentoring having for your boys?
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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
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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
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Mentee Training

  • Live, In Person Orientations
  • Webinars (live and on-demand)
  • Youth Conferences and Symposia
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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
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For Additional Information:Dr. Ashaki Coleman, WIT Program co-Directordr.coleman@whatittakes.meBroderick L. Boxley, WIT Program co-DirectorRegister to Be a Mentorwww.whatittakes.me