March BRMA News

Where you can find all your BRMA and Mentor Updates.

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Let's celebrate Women's History Month together!

Today marks the start of #WomensHistoryMonth! Who are some of your community's women making history that you admire? Together, let's celebrate the trailblazing achievements of women who have worked tirelessly to achieve progress and equality for all women.

Stories of Black Women who changed Chapel Hill

Have you seen Chapel Hill's new digital exhibit? Check out the exhibit “I Was Still Singing”, a digital exhibit highlighting the contributions of Black women throughout Chapel Hill’s history. The goal of this exhibit is to educate and inspire local people and to honor the women who have contributed so much to the Chapel Hill community.

The exhibit was created from dozens of oral and video histories, primary source documents and photographs, and many meetings with our community elders to listen and learn about our history. -Chapel Hill Website

https://chapelhillhistory.org/

Resources from Students!

The Black and Brown Student Coalition at Carrboro High School has just released another podcast series with Black students discussing the BLM movement and how it relates to their experience in the CHCCS district.



Carrboro High Black & Brown Student Coalition

Carrboro High Black & Brown Student Coalition

BRMA Links and Updates

Check-ins and listening sessions are times for mentors and families to ask questions, provide feedback and be in community together!

Upcoming Check-ins for Mentors:

Middle School Check-ins:

Virtual office hours for middle school mentors will take place every other Friday from 12-3 pm. We will be available for any questions or discussions that you would like to have. This will be a time for us to check in and touch base. Please sign up for an appointment slot by clicking here.


High School Check-ins:

Virtual office hours for high school mentors will take place on Mondays from 1-2 pm, beginning on December 14th. We will be available for any questions or discussions that you would like to have. This will be a time for us to check in and touch base.

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Coronavirus Tips & Resources for Mentoring- MENTOR NC

Take a look at these tips from MENTOR NC. They cover things like "Tips for mentors shifting to text-based communication" and "Transitioning to Virtual Mentoring: Responses, Solutions and Practices."

https://www.mentoring.org/resource/coronavirus-resources/

BRMA Celebration and Events build community and joy!

Upcoming Celebrations and Events:


Virtual Cooking Event: March Nuestra Cocina

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Click link to join

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BRMA Mentor Trainings

New Mentor Training, Session 2

Wednesday, March 10th

6:00-7:00 pm

Click link to join


Existing Mentor Training

Tuesday, March 16th

6:00-7:00 pm

Click link to join

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Check out the presentation from our new mentor training in January!

Missed the Black History Month Panel Discussion, Now What? How we can turn this moment into a movement? Check it out below!

Black History Month Panel Discussion: February 24th 2021

Upcoming Events:

EAC Academic Achievement Subcommittee

Monday, March 8th, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Click to Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 88695699419

Passcode: i17RTv91d5

BRMA Scholarship Night

Thursday, March 11th, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

EAC Community Outreach Subcommittee

Monday, March 15th, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Click to Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 930 8001 8908

Passcode: 9KC5bu

EAC Student Support Meeting

Monday, March 22nd, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Click to Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 81398797046

Passcode: qf6MyEoib9

Check out these great opportunities from Parent University!

Why Mentor?

Now more than ever our youth need the kind of support that will help them navigate the complex world we live in. The Office of Equity and Inclusion is currently recruiting mentors to support our youth throughout their academic journey and life. If you have ever considered mentoring, now is the time to take the step toward making a difference. Change a life, Become A Mentor!

Interested or know someone interested in becoming a mentor?

Check out the information below to learn more about becoming a mentor with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate!
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How is BRMA doing? We need your Feedback!

We need your help and feedback in strengthening BRMA. Please take a few minutes to answer a survey that uses the National Mentoring Standards from Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership. We will be using your feedback to understand where BRMA is doing well and where more support is needed. The survey should take 5-10 minutes.


We appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to our continued partnership.


Click here if you are a Mentor: https://forms.gle/jypsjeyStgoGLaRz8

Click here if you are a Mentee/Family Member: https://forms.gle/z98qdvyyiPESXgZL9

Click here if you are a school Social Worker: https://forms.gle/BhyNbbxcUMPCsott7

Para completar este formulario en Espanol: Formulario en Espanol


We especially want to hear from students on their journey through BRMA! Check back, and look in your inbox for an upcoming student listening session.

Here is the March Edition of The Voice, The Office of Equity and Inclusion's Monthly Newsletter!