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Accenture will hold a training session (by conference call or WebX) for its employee volunteers serving as coaches (about 150 employees) so that they are trained on the material they are speaking with the school kids about at the Mentor Walk. College students acting as coaches will also be able to complete this training. This provides a unique opportunity for you as a college student to experience real training sessions from a highly respected, global consulting company. You will have a chance to interact with Accenture employees in a meaningful one-on-one way, and they get the benefit of shadowing the Accenture employee and/or helping to lead the coaching sessions of the younger students on the day of the Mentor Walk.
In addition to training by a world class organization, college student coaches will receive a certificate from the Campus Community Partnership Foundation in recognition of serving as a Mentor Walk Coach. We will also give eight (8) volunteer credit hours for those needing to fulfill a requirement - two for the training session and six for the actual day of the Mentor Walk. Student coaches will also receive breakfast, lunch, and a tshirt for participating.
You will receive more information on the coaching session and next steps once you have registered. Thank you in advance!
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Other Information About the Day
Our foundation, the Campus Community Partnership Foundation (C2P), holds a yearly event called the Mentor Walk (www.MentorWalk.org). We aim to help with the high school graduation problem by providing a meaningful touch point for students across the Atlanta metro area. Accenture came on board as a sponsor last year and has increased their involvement with the event this year by becoming a valued strategic partner. We welcome high school and middle school kids primarily to the walk each year. We have had support from many Atlanta leaders such as Ambassador Andrew Young, Senator Johnny Isakson, Representative Hank Johnson, Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, House Minority Leader State Rep. Stacey Abrams, State Sen. Jason Carter, and many more.
The day starts with middle and high school students being broken into their pre-assigned groups of about six students and are paired with an Accenture employee volunteer and a college student (the "coaches"). There will be about 150 small groups. These smaller groups participate with other groups in about a 45 minute walk around campus. This gives the coaches an opportunity to talk to their students in an informal setting, engaging them in conversation about their interests, pointing out campus buildings, talking about why school is cool, and any other topics that might come up - serving as an ice breaker of sorts.
After the walk, these smaller groups separate from the larger group to engage in the coaching sessions. Since the groups are so small, it provides a more meaningful experience for the young students. These sessions will happen on the Tech Green and Camponile - sitting under a tree, on the grass, on steps - basically anywhere you see a good spot. These sessions will cover college preparedness (application, financial aid, tours, etc), job skills (interview, entrepreneurship, resume, etc), financial literacy, life at college, etc. Coaches will have a "Coach Handbook" to use as notes during the session and younger students will leave with a modified handbook of their own to take home as reference material.
We are in our third year of the event and are extremely blessed that our concept, to provide a meaningful touch point to these at-risk kids, has caught fire. To ensure middle and high school student participation, we are partnering with organizations such as DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, APS, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Blank Foundation, 100 Black Men, CIS, and several individual schools - just to name a few. This year we hope to have about 1000 students participate in the event (growing from about 200 in past years).
Adults who register to walk that day will participate in design thinking sessions led by Deloitte where they will have an opportunity to brainstorm around topics in education. They will have the ability to share their groups’ ideas with each other and hear a keynote from Ambassador Andrew Young.
All students, college and younger, participate for free. C2P will provide breakfast, lunch, and tshirts to all participants. Middle and high school students will also receive a backpack with additional information and a handbook with content covered during the coaching sessions.
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