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October 2021 | Issue No. 20
This Issue National Mentoring Month • OICA • Resources • Inclusion • Videos
From the Editor

Advocacy Update We added U.S. Senator James Lankford to those contacted about H.R.3342 - Youth Workforce Readiness Act and H.R.3083 - Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2021. Earlier contacts are Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK-04), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02), and Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK-05).
National Mentoring Month - January 2021
May 16-18, 2022

The 2022 summit will be hosted in Leeuwarden, in the North of the Netherlands, by Mentoring Europe, in collaboration with NHL Stenden University.  
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Fall Forum

We learn so much from the annual OICA Fall Forum.
Free evidence-based curriculum designed to help students form meaningful connections with supportive, non-parental adults in their lives: middle school, high school, and college curricula for students. Mentors can suggest this to mentees.
Free Chemical Engineering Presentation and Demonstration Lucas Condes, University of Oklahoma Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering, offers an in-person or virtual opportunity for rural and small Oklahoma schools. Sign up early.
Hand Signal for Help Flashing this signal saved a 16-year-old girl from North Carolina from a kidnapper. Adults and youths--male and female--need to know the signal and watch for it. Canadian Women's Foundation.
Social Snacking Toolkit Looking to promote social snacking in your own community and mentees? Canada's Antyx Community Arts and the Calgary Public Library developed this toolkit, downloading as a ZIP file, containing:
  • Social Assets: Social media graphics optimized for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
  • Social Snacking Sample: Ready-to-use social media captions/posts.
  • Wordmark: A graphic that can be used as a banner or printed as a bookmark.
  • Social Snacking Poster: A printable poster outlining the basics of social snacking. 
Shared by the Alberta Mentoring Partnership, Canada.
New ICAP Resources, Oklahoma State Department of Education, College and Career Readiness
Grants for Oklahoma Mentoring Programs The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence's Boren Mentoring Initiative made eight grants available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The grants, available for K-12 mentoring organizations, will be announced in January. Mark your calendars for November 2022 applications. Congratulations!
Disabilities and Inclusion - All Ages
Appearances and Behavior Can Be Deceiving
Dan Bergmann on his autism, and a breakthrough lesson "Classified for years as 'intellectually disabled,' a young man's education, and later success, took a dramatic turn thanks to one teacher's thoughtful instruction." Harvard Extension School graduate Dan Bergmann tells of his journey. CBS News
Mentoring Program Videos
Direct your mentees to Oklahoma colleges' TRIO programs which mentor first-generation and other qualifying students to retention and completion. Foster care youth and alumni, too!
Deborah Binkley-Jackson
Director, Project Threshold (TRIO), University of Oklahoma

Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. McNair Scholars increases attainment of PhD degrees for targeted youth.
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