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Thanks to all who continue mentoring remotely, in-person with precautions, or in a hybrid method. You sacrifice to build quality of life, opportunity, and workforce development.
Advocacy Update Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK-04) is a sponsor of H.R.3342 - Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2021. Congressman Cole mentors novice legislators in the House of Representatives mentoring program. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02) is an original sponsor of the H.R.3083 - Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2021. We visited with Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK-05).
MICAH Mentors, a mentoring program by collegians for senior adults, has now expanded to the University of Oklahoma. Here is a description of MICAH Mentors at Oklahoma State University. Congratulations to Brenda G. Merritt, the founder.
Disability Inclusive Mentoring Certification
Mentor4OK and Beverly Woodrome have received certification for Disability Inclusive Mentoring after completing the National Disability Mentoring Certification Course.
University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Project Threshold-TRIO Student Support Services
Deborah Binkley-Jackson, the director of the OU Project Threshold, explains how mentoring first-generation and other qualifying students increases retention in and completion of college and future success.
From the UMass Boston Therapeutic Mentoring Course
Implicit Association Tests (IAT)
These are implicit bias studies for older undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Visit the following websites to take IATs. Some Therapeutic Mentoring classmates who took them had unexpected results.
Mentoring manuals for General, Education, Professional, and Youth and articles about Youth, Education, and Professional topics. For example, the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) has two programs, S.T.E.P. and MARC. The Mentoring Academic-Research Careersprogram offers one-to-one mentoring opportunities for Ph.D. students and new (0–6 years) tenure track faculty/below the level of associate professor.
Mentoring Resource Websites (seven collegian sites). Some have lists of research articles, and others, adaptable articles or guides. For example, we applaud the Wake Forest’s Mentoring Resource Center materials, including mentor and mentee learning outcomes and the “Who are your people?” navigation tab.
Mentoring Webinars by Dr. Bob GarveyOriginally a series of 20 interactive and challenging webinars, many remain on every other Wednesday, July 21, 2021, to April 27, 2022, at 10:00 am Mountain Time or 11:00 am Central Time. October 6this the next.
The list with descriptions of 15 adult/professional mentoring models is one resource at this site.
From the website: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Technology & Accessible Resources Give Employment Today (TARGET) Center in 1992 to utilize the power of technology and provide impactful services related to improving accessibility and contributing to the complete employment experience of individuals with disabilities.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at UCO celebrates diversity through Diversity Education Events. An adaptable model for colleges is the Powwow. In addition to defining the tradition, information includes the grand entry, dancing, participants, and powwowetiquette.
In OU's Academic Life Coaching, coaches have completed or are completing academic life coaching certification. Note ALC’seight corePersistence Themes that help clarify coaching. In any mentoring and coaching programs, these themes are key.
Chicago International Charter School – Bucktown, featured on NBC's TODAY, has significant academic and behavioral results from teachers' being trained in and using social-emotional learning, a daily "Feel Trip." Children from the lowest performance levels have thrived.
Social-Emotional Learning is an important component of successful mentoring, coaching, and teaching. Previously shared in Issue 9, MENTOR Nebraska developed this customizable SELtraining for the PALS Mentoring Program in Claremore.
Invisible or visible and variable in degree, disabilities can be cognitive, physical, or a combination. Disabilities can separate people from physical and social environments. Through personal biases and anxiety, we can unintentionally ostracizeothers. Mentoring is inclusive.