The Next Big Thing

Global steps

 

 

- Transforming youth potential

The Next Big Thing

The next big thing is a Youth mentoring program whose mission is to awaken at risk youths to their powers, gifting and possibilities by matching them with career role models and/or caring adults who guide, motivate and inspire them in-order to achieve their lifetime goals. At its most basic level, mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone in dealing with day to day challenges. Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations:

 

Support for education

Mentors help keep students in schools

Mentors help motivate and inspire students

 

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less experienced person’s and personal growth.

 

Support with day to day living

  • Mentors help improve a young person's self esteem.
  • Mentors help guide young people in their everyday life and help them resist peer pressure.
  • Mentors help teach young people how to relate well to all kinds of people and help them strengthen their communication skills.
  • Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.

Mentors therefore are like role models to the mentee, and are therefore very important people in their lives.

 

 

How the program works

 

  • 1.Individuals must be active members of Global Steps Schools are free to register Global Steps chapters, but must be guided and supervised by a member staff/volunteer from our organization. Members will be asked to sign in a memorandum of understanding detailing the rules and regulations that will govern the chapter and which must be agreed to and followed by all members. Individual members then sign the chapter membership forms subject to approval by the staff of Global Steps. If approved, members will be given their sign in membership tags bearing the names, passport photo and join in number
  • 2.Participants complete the Get Global Citizenship curriculum All chapter members then join the Get Global Citizenship program ,a six months program that aims to increase young people knowledge of community development, volunteerism and global citizenship as a way of stirring their passion for driving change. Participants must achieve at least 60% average means score to proceed to the next phase of the program.
  • 3.Upon graduation, the graduants will be taken through details of the program (phase 2) and will be asked to invite their parents who will also be asked to sign a parents’ consent form. Both the graduants and the parents will learn more about the program including rules and regulations.
  • 4.Participants then fill the mentorship application forms and participate in a mentorship forum where they learn more about mentorship.
  • 5.Mentorees are matched with their mentors and write their first introductory letters.
  • 6.Mentorship begins.

 

 

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