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mentor2.0 is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. Through partnerships between Big Brothers Big Sisters, schools, companies and individuals, mentor2.0 will support high-impact mentoring relationships, aimed at providing high school students with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.

mentor2.0 maintains the fundamentals of quality mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters is known for through one-to-one relationships, providing professional relationship support and maintaining a focus on safety for the benefit of the mentee and mentor. mentor2.0 expands this by using technology for much of the interaction between the mentee and mentor, reducing the in-person time commitment to once every four to six weeks, and supporting the customized curriculum guide throughout the match interaction.

 

 

What is mentor2.0?

Mentor2.0 matches high school students with college-educated mentors and provides them with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce. Mentor/mentee matches get to know each other through an innovative combination of weekly messages (via a secure web-based platform) and monthly group events at the high school that mentor2.0 organizes and hosts.[AK1]

The mentor2.0 Curriculum

Mentor2.0 students attend a weekly class session to work through a research-based curriculum as well as spend time messaging their mentor. The curriculum creates a baseline of conversations and activities for all matches. It covers non-cognitive skills necessary for college success such as perseverance, critical thinking, help seeking and self-advocacy, and optimism/excitement about the future. It will also cover college knowledge such as college selection, applications, and financial aid.

The curriculum is designed to transform volunteers into effective advocates for their mentees by providing what to say and when to say it, reducing the variability among mentors. The curriculum also provides mentors with tools and resources to effectively support students as they work together on each of the competencies mentor2.0 has identified.

What do mentors do?

* Send one weekly message on an interesting topic that mentor2.0 provides.

* See your mentee once every 4 to 6 weeks for two hours at a mentor2.0 sponsored evening event.

Mentor requirements:

* All mentors must be at least 21 years of age and college-educated (2+ year degree).

* Celebrate your mentee’s graduation by mentoring them throughout their 4 years of high school

* Commit to sending one weekly interactive message on an interesting topic that mentor2.0 provides through the mentor2.0 platform.

* Commit to seeing your mentee once a month to once every six weeks for 2 hours at a mentor2.0 facilitated after-school event at their school.


                

Tarrant County:
Young Women's Leadership Academy  - 401 E. 8th St. Fort Worth, TX 76104

Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College Northeast - 828 W. Harwood Rd. (Building NMPC) • Hurst, TX 76054

Dallas County:
Irving High School - 900 N. O'Connor Irving, TX 75061

A. Maceo Smith New Tech - 3030 Stag Road, Dallas, TX 75241

North Dallas High School- 3120 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 (Continuing current program but not adding new volunteers or creating new matches.)

 

                



 

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