Youth Leaders: Check Out the Complimentary Webinar Series on Getting Ready to Serve Youth

 

March 2013 Funded by the Caruth Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star (BBBS LS), in partnership with Dare Mighty Things (DMT), presents the Getting to Ready Webinar Series. This four part series shares what BBBS LS discovered in the process of getting ready to serve youth facing a wide range of adversity – specifically truancy and adjudication. The premise of the work is that setting up a strong infrastructure that creates stronger matches and increased school connectedness for all students is the critical foundation for successful work with harder to reach youth. BBBS LS uncovered innovations in match support, academic intervention strategies, partnerships, and mentor recruiting and retention that lay this foundation.

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Getting To Ready Part I: Finding and Keeping High Profile Mentors Using a Market Research Approach

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, partnering with Dare Mighty Things, Inc., used market data and surveys to identify the interests, values, and consumer habits of the highest performing mentors. This insight led to the development of innovative recruitment and retention strategies. Participants of this webinar will receive a copy of “Raising the Bar” – BBBS LS internal market research report.
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/610963022

Getting to Ready Part II: Elevating the Role of the Match Support Specialist

The cornerstone of getting ready to serve youth facing a wide range of adversity is strengthening and elevating the role of the match support specialist. This webinar shares why the shift in this position was so critical, strategies for retaining and developing high quality match support specialists, and the initial impact of making these changes.
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013        
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/201462966

Getting to Ready Part III: Infusing Mentoring with School Connectedness Strategies

Though we’ve known for some time that mentoring has a positive impact on a youth’s school attendance and academic performance, school connectedness and education hasn’t always taken center stage in mentoring relationships.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star set out to infuse mentoring with school connectedness strategies and to create a culture in which a key outcome of mentoring would be a significant improvement in reducing truancy and improving academic success.
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/415928966

Getting to Ready Part IV: Partnering with Schools for Community-Wide Impact

In setting out to make a significant difference in reducing school dropout and increasing academic success,  we decided to rapidly deepen and expand partnerships with schools. This webinar shares our approach to developing partnerships that match a significant number of students within one school to mentor sources with real ownership over the program and the needs of the school beyond mentoring. This webinar shares approaches to developing and managing our most successful partnership models.
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/754943638


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