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General Motors & Chevrolet Racing Join Urban Youth To Celebrate 16 Years Of Success

General Motors & Chevrolet Racing Join Urban Youth To Celebrate 16 Years Of Success Philadelphia’s Own Larry Miller, President of Brand Jordan will receive Trailblazer Award and NAVSEA CommanderVice Admiral William H. Hilarides will receive Partner Of The Year along with NASCAR Driver Jamie McMurray was on Hand To Present Awards PHILADELPHIA, PA – The acclaimed Philadelphia-Based URBAN YOUTH non-profit experiential learning program is hosted its 16TH Annual URBAN YOUTH “Build A Dream” Awards Banquet at the National Constitution Center. For 16 years the URBAN YOUTH experiential learning and career development programs have focused on providing FREE technical skills development and Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) training for urban youth ages 8 to 18. The success of URBAN YOUTH is legendary, helping to motivate and propel thousands of students through high school and college graduation and on to meaningful careers. As the pioneering diversity program in the high stakes professional motor sports industry, the URBAN YOUTH Racing School (UYRS) is internationally acclaimed and supported by major corporations and private donors and foundations.  In the last several years, URBAN YOUTH has broadened the scope of the organization, responding to dual White House mandates of developing meaningful mentoring programs in the urban Black and Hispanic communities and promoting STEM education programs to pipeline students into the emerging career opportunities. The organization continues to pursue initiatives like the model URBAN YOUTH WHAT IT TAKES (WIT) mentoring program and the Urban STEM Academy (USA) joint-venture CENTER of EXCELLENCE with the US Navy NAVSEA Systems Command, are being cited as 501(c)(3) models ideal for national expansion. Awards Program, Honorees & Featured Speakers  Keynote Speaker was Alba Colon,  NASCAR Manager, General Motors Partner of the Year: NAVSEA, Vice Admiral William H. Hilarides Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command Trail Blazer Award: Larry Miller, President, Nike’s [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

View Video WIT E-Mentoring Lesson Learned Guide Discussion

What It Takes E-Mentoring Lesson Learned Guide Panel Discussion Moderated by Soledad O'Brien Panel Discussion Moderated by Soledad O'Brien Urban Youth derived the What IT Takes approach from lessons learned in the development, implementation and evaluation of its e-mentoring initiative, which began in 2010. The "What It Takes E-Mentoring Lesson Learned Guide" recommends e-mentoring as a way to positively ence youth in the digital age. E-mentoring uses e-mail, text messages, cell phones and social media to connect youth with mentors anywhere in the world. The model aims to revolutionize traditional mentoring and to enhance such programs, especially among African-American males. E-Mentoring guide  launch event involved an e-mentoring panel discussion moderated by Soledad O'Brien. Panelist included Anthony Martin, founder of Urban Youth; Carvin G. Haggins, a Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum songwriter who is also a minister at Southern Baptist Church in Philadelphia, where he is a mentor and heads the Youth Ministry; Dr. Ashaki Coleman, director of Urban Youth’s e-mentoring program; and Dr. Charles “Chuck” Williams III, associate teaching professor of psychology and education at Drexel University. Please Share! DOWNLOAD E-MENTORING GUIDE HERE

By | October 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Download What It Takes Lessons Learned E-Mentoring Guide

Download E-Mentoring Guide Here Urban Youth in Partnership with Knight Foundation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Launches the Urban Youth Lessons Learned E-Mentoring Guide For African American Men and Boys  This guide affords program developers and implementation-level staff an opportunity to be mindful of key considerations in integrating technology-influenced mentoring initiatives into an existing mentoring program or other program serving at-risk youth, particularly for African American males.  What It Takes (WIT) founders and e-mentoring program staff engaged in a number of processes to develop, operate, and improve the WIT e-mentoring initiative as a complimentary effort to the stand-alone WIT symposiums, thereby more effectively serving its target audience. These processes in the following discussions frame the key lessons learned about e-mentoring implementation with African-American men and boys:         The Power of Partnerships       Program Rationale:  Innovations for Serving African American Boys Well       Program Planning       Selecting and Operating an E-Mentoring Platform       Recruiting, Training, and Engaging Youth       Recruiting, Training, and Engaging Mentors       Implementing  E-mentoring       Measuring Progress and Sharing Results Download the brochure here

By | October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments