Coordinating a Collegiate Service-Learning Mentoring Program (FCS9269/FY1242)

Developing a mentoring program at a collegiate-level institution involves a mutually beneficial relationship between college students, who grow in community involvement and understanding, and local elementary and middle school students, who receive academic support. Building a program like C.A.M.P. Gator for an institute of higher learning takes a great deal of planning, communication, and leadership. This 3-page fact sheet discusses the steps required to coordinate such a program. Written by Emily Rickerson, Matthew Ohlson, Kate Fogarty, Muthusami Kumaran, and Dale Pracht , and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2011. (Photo © C.A.M.P. Gator)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1242

Conducting a Community Forum to Address Youth Substance Abuse (FCS9266/FY1235)

community forumCommunity forums are about participatory democracy at a local level. They involve gathering citizens of a community together to discuss issues, make choices on how to deal with them, and develop common ground to resolve those issues. This 4-page fact sheet provides suggestions for leading and conducting a forum on youth substance abuse, based on the National Issues Forums (NIF) model. Written by Emily Rickerson, Muthusami Kumaran, and Kate Fogarty, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2011. (Photo ©Grand Rapids, MI)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1235

Youth Mentoring: Involving College Students (FCS9267/FY1240)

boy concentrates on ball as collegiate mentor gives bowling tips.Today‚Äôs youth are facing a number of troubling issues including substance abuse, family disturbances, bullying, low morale resulting in low academic achievement, dropping out of school, and more. Having someone who cares about youth, to talk to them about the issues they face and mentoring them, can be a positive factor for all involved. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Emily Rickerson, Muthusami Kumaran, and Kate Fogarty about a collegiate mentor service learning program at the University of Florida., and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2011. (Photo © C.A.M.P. Gator)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1240

Challenges and Opportunities in Establishing a Collegiate Mentoring Program (FCS9268/FY1241)

Have a case of support statement developed before talking with administration and other stakeholders about the program.Developing a new program can present many challenges at any level. This 2-page fact sheet describes a number of challenges that arise at various stages of developing a mentoring program. Written by Emily Rickerson, Matthew Ohlson, Kate Fogarty, and Muthusami Kumaran, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2011. (Photo © C.A.M.P. Gator)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1241