Mentoring Across Broward
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Mentoring Across Broward, the District’s comprehensive mentoring initiative, addresses many of the concerns expressed by students, parents, school staff and community stakeholders who are looking for ways to provide opportunities for all students to benefit from mentoring relationships with caring peers and adults.
Mentoring Across Broward, which operates within the Department of Equity and Diversity, uses a multi-tiered approach to leverage school and community-based mentoring resources to better serve the needs of students. Youth Mentoring Programs will continue to provide mentoring opportunities for individuals and organizations to meet one-on-one and in small groups with students on school campuses during the school day.
Mentors are required to complete a security background check including fingerprinting as the first step. There is no charge to the mentor for the security background check, but you must complete an online form District Volunteer Application and make a reservation to have fingerprints completed at Broward County Public Schools Administrative Building.
Once the security background process has been successfully completed you will be asked to complete a mentor application and attend a mentor training session. Cleared and trained mentors are then assigned to a school. All mentoring takes place on the school campus during the school day unless the mentoring program selected offers approved, alternative, on-site afterschool mentoring.
Complete the mentoring application and email/scan or fax to Mentoring Across Broward Email, 754-321-1645. Once received, email confirmation and instructions for fingerprinting and orientation will be sent to you.
- Please email email@example.com or call 754-321-1600 to begin the process of becoming a mentor with Broward County Public Schools.
- Please scan and email your completed mentoring application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once received, an email confirmation with instructions for fingerprinting and dates for orientation will be sent to you.
Latinos in Action
The Latinos in Action class focuses on academics, culture, service and leadership, and is facilitated through middle and high schools.
The course is an elective credit designed to motivate Hispanic students to complete their high school education and attend college.
The program covers four major areas:
College readiness, personal development, biculturalism and professionalism.
- Literacy tutoring opportunities at nearby elementary and middle schools.
- An exploration of cultural heritage through literary and performing arts.
- Leadership opportunities through student-led service, social and professional committees.
For more information, please contact Office of School Performance and Accountability, 754-321-3838.
Minority Male Initative
Committed to closing achievement gaps between its male learners, Broward College continues to find new ways to provide sustained support to undeserved students. The Minority Male Initiative focuses on supporting completion goals, as well as, improving persistence and retention rates among these students.
Please visit our website Broward College
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Broward College Minority Male Initiative
Committed to closing achievement gaps between its male learners, Broward College continues to find new ways to provide sustained support to underserved students. The Minority Male Initiative focuses on supporting completion goals, as well as, improving persistence and retention rates among these students.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters Bigs in Schools is a one-on-one mentoring opportunityfor adults and college students who meet with a child for one hour a week during school hours or during aftercare hours. Mentors may help with homework, play fames have fun and be a friend. Big Brothers Big Sisters also operates mentoring programs in select schools that target specific populations of students such as Muertes Latinas at Indian Ridge Middle school which pairs professional immigrant women with young girls with similar cultural backgrounds.
Telephone PH: 954-453-3724
Reading Pals Mentoring & Early Literacy Program
Reading Pals is a United Way of Broward County and Broward County Public Schools collaborative effort to increase student reading proficiency with the goal of ensuring that students are reading at grade level by third grade. Mentors work one on one with pre-K and early elementary students reading to/with them for ½ to 1 hour per week. Students participating in the program receive up to 16 books to take home in addition to summer reading kits.
Reading Pals Mentoring Website
Take Stock In Children
Take Stock in Children’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for post-secondary education. TSIC offers college scholarships to students who are matched with adult mentors who meet one-on-one with students in middle and high school providing support and guidance that prepares them for academic and personal success.
Take Stock In Children Website
School-based mentoring is an opportunity for individual schools to create a program unique to their location. Many of the mentors are essential staff at the school.
If you'd like to implement a school-based mentoring program, please contact Wanda Robinson at 754-321-1600 for additional information, training and/or assistance.
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