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Today's youth face many challenges, both old and new. How can mentoring programs help leverage those challenges into opportunities?
Consider the problems of gambling and substance misuse, which are prevalent among young people. For instance, 17% of youth reported gambling 52 or more times in the past year, and the same percentage of youth drank five or more drinks on 12 or more days in the past year, according to a recent study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
The Journal noted that 10% of youth reported having three or more gambling problems in the past year, and 15% of young people reported having three or more alcohol problems.
On Thursday, August 6, I will discuss this topic with my guest Dr. Jim Kooler. Jim’s career has focused on helping youth become active leaders and resources in their communities. He is the administrator of the California Friday Night Live Partnership, the highly successful youth engagement program that is widely regarded as a landmark state-mentoring program. He has also served as deputy director of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and director of the Governor’s Mentoring Partnership in California. Jim holds a BA in psychology and a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from UC Berkeley.
If you wish to learn more about Jim Kooler's work, visit the California Mentoring Partnership website at www.camentoringpartnership.org, email him at email@example.com, or call him at 559-733-6496 ext. 1263.
Join me, Darrell Feagin, GoodGuides Youth Program Director and your Host along with show Co-Hosts; Tamara Howard, GoodGuides Master Mentor and Elizabeth Rosado GoodGuides Data Specialist as we provide you with the Who, What, When, Why and How details about the GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program now available to the Youth here in our community.
We'll share information and details about how you can refer Youth and how you can apply to become a Mentor or serve as a volunteer assisting referred youth with homework and tutoring. In addition, we'll talk briefly about our current program activities and upcoming program intiatatives.
Please join us with your questions and comments. And always, always keep in mind that there is Goodwill in each of us - and here at the Goodwill GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program of the Big Bend Tallahassee, we're hoping you will share your Goodwill helping us to guide the lives of the Youth here in our community toward a more positive and prosperous future.
Guest speaker:Yusef Bunchy Shakur
FATHER, ACTIVIST, ENTREPENUR, MENTOR, SPEAKER, AUTHOR, EDUCATOR, ORGANIZER
Yusef is on a journey to capture, condition and nurture the minds of our youth and community and for that, he should be honored as a “trailblazer making a positive difference in Detroit and shaping the renaissance of our region”. In 2012 he was voted a finalist for Steve Harve’s Hoodie Awards “Best Community Leader” by community members all across the country because of his hard work and dedication of being a change agent.
How do you start and build a cross-cultural mentoring program? When we think of mentoring programs in the workplace, we tend to think of programs that carefully match mentors and mentees who share some or a lot of cultural similarities.
But there’s another approach to mentor/mentee matching and that is identifying and pairing mentors and mentees who cross different cultures, such as mentors and mentees who come from different races, genders, ethnicities, religions, cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, or nationality.
Today I will discuss this topic with my guest Jodi Davidson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives at Sodexo.
Here are some sobering statistics I will discuss with my guest Alison Martin-Books:
57% of women are targeted for workplace bullying.
Women make up 51% of the U.S. population but only hold 16% of seats in Congress.
Only 2% of women think they’re beautiful.
A girl is bullied every 7 minutes on the playground or in the classroom.
90% of women want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance.
Alison Martin-Books, the founder of the Mentoring Women’s Network, will explain how mentoring women can empower them at work and in school.
The Mentoring Women's Network is a national nonprofit organization that supports mentoring programs for women. In addition, the organization has created a proprietary training and software program to aid in the matching and scheduling of mentors and protégés. Alison is also the author of “Landing on My Feet: Learning to Lead Through Mentoring."
Youth Action Michigan, with Chapters in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Jackson is dedicated to organizing students to address, challenge and be a voice against School Push Out, Zero Tolerance Policies and the School-To-Prison Pipeline. Through Youth Action Radio, students from accross Michigan will take up important topics to kids in schools, give youth a voice to insert their ideas, proposed solutions and experiences in School. Youth Action Michigan (formerly Youth Voice & Youth Power Michigan) is a youth driven program launched by The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan. For more info about Youth Action Michigan, visit www.studentadvocacycenter.org
How is it that some people wind up on top of the social heap and others wind up on the bottom? This question, which sociologists refer to as social mobility, has been studied for decades. Recently, the prominent sociologist Robert Putnam has published a new book that examines social mobility, income equality and the American Dream.
What he uncovers is disturbing. Putnam says that social mobility is poised to plunge in the years ahead, shattering the American Dream.
Why is this so and what can be done about it?
On Friday, May 29, at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) I will be discussing this topic with my guest Mary Fernandez, the President of MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM™. MentorNet implements a national, guided, one-to-one mentoring program that matches STEM students with STEM professionals in high-quality, virtual mentorships. By the way, STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.
This podcast is produced in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts at Boston's Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Vince Reardon.
Are you having issues with your children? Many people say that,this is the worse generation. Are you wanting some insight,or have questions about this s ubject. Join Our Host Evangelist Samuel P Walker Jr. with Prophetic Visions Ministries.
We will explore this topic and give answers,and words of encouragement to better prepare our youth.
The bible(The Word Of God) is our reference and we want to impact our world with investing in our greatest resource our youth.
Motivated Men Inc., located in Los Angeles California operates at Susan Miller Dorsey High School. This group of inspiring men assist the male youth of Dorsey High School in many ways. They serve as role models in addition to being of service to the community youth. They host events and provide scholarships. The Motivated Men team is highly charged with a can-do, will-do attitude that keeps the organization fully functioning in a time when it is most needed. Join in the discussion on why it’s important to help the young males of today.
Listen in as President, Mr. David Richardson, leads us in a recap and explanation of the types of activities their mentoring program offers to the male youth in Los Angeles. They have plans of expansion to include the young females, however their current focus is on the male population.
How can you create the same type of organization/program where you live? Are you looking for a way to serve the young people? Are you willing to help with our next generation?
We will bring various mothers in the community who have experience the heart-wrenching stories of children lost to police brutality and other troubles with the justice system. We will also discuss how to prevent future occurances such as Sandra Bland and Ahjah Dixon and win the battle for justice.
You remember the old adage Children should be seen and not heard? Yet you had to respond verbally whenever an adult asked you a question. If you spoke too softly you were reprimanded in public with Speak Up so you can be heard. This may have left that small child confused, not knowing when to speak or when to keep their mouth shut. Did you ever say to yourself you wished the adults would simply listen to what YOU had to say? Well now's your chance to listen to the youth of today. They too have a lot to share when we truly listen. However the opportunity to tell their story is seldom given to them.
A diverse group of young people from across the nation join in this conversation and talk openly about what they experience on a daily basis and other concerns they share. Youth from middle and high school to college and beyond. Youth both in rural and metropolitan areas will be live to discuss what’s on their minds.
Special guests tonight include Geneva Vanderhorst with her youth group STING Inc and Tammy Kinney with a group of youth representing Winder Georgia organization Women In Action.
Support the youth by listening in on the show.
What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? What does the landscape look like? What are one or two of the important trends driving mentoring right now? And what can you, the listener, do to impact mentoring for the better?
My guest on Thursday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) i’s uniquely qualified to answer these and many more pressing questions about mentoring. He is David Shapiro, the president and CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. MENTOR is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
Please listen to the interview at http://bit.ly/1BMYesu.
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