April BRMA News

Where you can find all your BRMA and Mentor Updates.

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

In this edition of The Voice you will find resources for Arab American Heritage Month, Autism Acceptance Month, Earth Day, and ways to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We've featured a couple resource below. Click to see the newsletter for more!

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.

Meeting link

Click on the link below for scholarship information!

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: April Nuestra Cocina

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Click link to join

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Upcoming Events:

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!


Make this the year you begin to make a difference in the life of a young person. We are currently recruiting mentors.


Follow one of the links provided on the flyer and join us for a 30 min information session about the BRMA Program.



Tues, April 13th 12:00-1:00 pm meet.google.com/puo-pnzt-boe


6:00-7:00 pm meet.google.com/zbf-xzus-htm


Thurs, April 15th 1:00-2:00 pm meet.google.com/ghc-rqhf-tdc


6:00-7:00 pm meet.google.com/ipf-ibdw-mep


Tuesday, April 20th 12:00-1:00 PM meet.google.com/kas-nsfm-nfh


6:00-7:00 pm meet.google.com/csb-nvig-ryb


Thursday, April 22nd 1:00-2:00 pm meet.google.com/dky-pmyk-aib


6:00-7:00 pm meet.google.com/fja-frxy-wni

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.