Mentorship Program

 

MENTORSHIP

FEBA Mentorship program will inspire, educate and connect with the mentees in a way to assist them in reaching their maximum potential. Successful college students and graduates can play an integral role in both inspiring and guiding high school students and act as a bridge between high school and college. Mentees are matched to the mentors according to their needs and interests, which in turn creates an ideal mentoring environment.

The mentee centered approach of the FEBA Mentorship Program has three main components: the mentor profile, the mentee development and training strategy, and comprehensive mentoring approach with both individualized and group sessions customized based on specific grade levels. The following is the grade based itemized road-map followed by our mentors.

Mentoring Road Map: Grade 9
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Academic Goal Setting
  • Community Service Activities
  • Effective High School Elective Selection
  • Time Management
  • Academic Review
  • Plan for Summer and Grade 10

Mentoring Road Map: Grade 10:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Importance of a High School Education
  • Importance of a College Education
  • Academic Goal Setting
  • PSAT Plan
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Plan Extracurricular Activities
  • Community Service Tracking
  • SAT Plan
  • Effective High School Elective Selection
  • Plan for Summer and Grade 11

Mentoring Road Map: Grade 11

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Communication Skills Presentation
  • Self-Awareness
  • Academic and Career Goal Setting
  • College Board Presentation
  • Recommendation Requests
  • College Funding and Entrance Procedures
  • SAT Practice and Study Plan
  • Community Service Tracking
  • Plan for Summer and Grade 12

Mentoring Road Map: Grade 12

  • Graduation Check List
  • College Application
  • FAFSA Application
  • College Admissions and Search
  • Interview Skills
  • Re-Evaluate Career Choices
  • Narrowing Final College Choices
  • Create a Support Network
  • Successful College Transition
  • Summer Internships
  • College Enrollment and Final Choice
  • College Funding and Scholarship Search

 

What are the unique elements of FEBA Mentorship Program?
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FEBA Mentorship Program has the unique advantage of diverse mentor pool and as such; cultural parameters and ethnic tutoring are given priority. Mentors are trained in different modules delivered by academicians and professionals in their fields focused on the four main categories of our mentorship program: college readiness and financial aid consultancy,personal/social development and cultural awareness, academic development and career development. These aspects of the program create a higher standard of personal development for our mentors.

With its unique ‘comprehensive’ mentoring approach, FEBA Mentorship Program has two equally important components based on the needs of the mentees individualized and group. By its nature, some elements of the mentoring items necessitates group sessions for a more efficient delivery e.g. the topics requires highly skilled/trained instructors. Group topics of mentorship program will be managed via presentations or workshops to a large group of mentees. In addition to presentations, tutoring or SAT/PSAT studies can be provided after school to a large number of students under the academic development and college readiness elements of our mentorship program by mentors who are trained for delivering a SAT curriculum and other instructional assistance. These topics will benefit all the mentees involved.

However, certain topics of mentorship require a more individualized approach. Students may need assistance on social/personal development based on their backgrounds or career development based on their skills and interest. Certain students may have issue with English as a second language and will require more individualized attention with an emphasis on ethnic tutoring. Tantamount to having a successful mentorship program, it is important to have a strong one on one relationship between mentors and mentees. Such topics falling under our ‘individual’ elements will be delivered by our mentors on individual basis. Mentors will share
their email addresses and possibly phone numbers with the mentees for a convenient follow up process and also to be available whenever mentees need any help or advice within the rules and regulations about mentee-mentor relation is defined in accordance with school’s requirements. Below are some of the individual and group topics covered in FEBA Mentorship Program:

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 Individual Topics

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Academic Goal Setting
  • Academic Review
  • Plan for Summer and Grade 10, 11 and 12
  • PSAT Plan
  • SAT Plan
  • Academic and Career Goal Setting
  • Recommendation Requests
  • Community Service Tracking
  • College Admissions and Search
  • Create a Support Network
  • College Enrollment and Final Choice
  • Self Awareness

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Group Topics

  • Community Service Activities
  • Effective High School Elective Selection
  • Time Management
  • Importance of a High School Education
  • Importance of a College Education
  • Study Skills
  • Plan Extracurricular Activities
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Communication Skills Presentation
  • College Board Presentation
  • College Funding and Entrance Procedures
  • SAT Practice and Study Plan
  • College Application
  • FAFSA Application
  • Interview Skills
  • Successful College Transition
  • Summer Internships
  • College Funding and Scholarship Search

Evaluation and Feedback Mechanism
The metric for “success” used for the evaluation of FEBA Mentorship Program takes its roots from the goal of the program, which is to assist mentees achieve their maximum potential. There will be surveys for mentees and mentors at specific points of mentorship program to check the efficiency of the match, the performance of the overall method, the progress of the students and the performance of the mentors in all modules of our mentorship program.