Project Overview

Project: Youthforge: Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Teacher: Isaac Burson
School: Benton and Bossier High Schools
Location: 2801 Airline Drive
Start Date: 07/01/2015
End Date: 09/25/2015

Participant totals:
Student Participants: 0
Mentor Participants: 2

Survey Totals:
Teacher Survey: 1
Student Surveys: 0
Mentor Surveys: 2

Mentor Project Survey Results

Please indicate the student skill areas that you feel you influenced through this project.
1 - Improved math comprehension and ability
0 - Improved science comprehension and ability
0 - Improved written communication skills
1 - Improved basic research skills
0 - Improved project management skills
1 - Improved collaboration skills

Please indicate if your mentoring support aided your student in the following areas.
2 - Better understanding of a professional work environment
0 - Improved awareness of post-secondary educational opportunities
0 - Increased desire to research and plan for post-secondary education
1 - Improved awareness of the value of a professional support network

The average quality of the messages received from students throughout the project.

Did your student share a final product (presentation, research report, plan, etc) with you for this project?
0 - N/A
1 - Yes
1 - No

Average level and quality of assistance received from the teacher throughout the project.

Average level and quality of assistance you received from Mentored Pathways staff throughout the project.

Things either the teacher or the Mentored Pathways Staff do to make a similar project more successful.
Ensure that the students are prepared to communicate with the mentor in a non-trivial manner, and to invest themselves in the process as well as in the potential benefits to themselves. Ensure students understand that mentors are people, not answer machines -- we're doing this for intangible reasons, and need feedback and participation from the students if we're to have any fun.
Honestly I was not entirely sure what is expected from me . It needs to be clearer described as I saw many emails from the teacher but was not sure if I shall intervene or not.

Feedback regarding the quality of the student's final project as well as suggestions for improvement.
It was but yet again not sure if my opinion was taken into consideration.

Overall experience in the program.

Would you consider mentoring new students in the future?
0 - No
2 - Yes

Why or why not.
Every student is different, and when I've won, I've won big time!
I like to help and assist new talenst and beloeve in the youth that we need to foster .

The most rewarding aspect of participating.
Overall, the interactions with enthusiastic and bright students who are clearly on their way somewhere big.
To provide some guidance although not sure if this has been taken into considreation.

The most difficult aspect of participating.
Overall, the interactions with bright students who either don't care or who are poor communicators and don't respond to coaching or cajoling.
I guess speaking would be better from time to time.

First time you've been part of a formal mentoring program.
1 - No
1 - Yes