Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/15/2019 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on a Request to Approve the MENTOR Greater Milwaukee Funding Agreement
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 3.08 - Student Activities Funds Management
Attachments: MENTOR Greater Milwaukee Funding Agreement
File Attachment:
Funding Agreement - Financial Support for MGM FINAL 010919_xfinal.pdf
Background: In December 2018, the partnership between the Milwaukee Bucks, the City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Public Schools was brought before the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.
This three-way partnership was formed to establish MENTOR Greater Milwaukee (MGM), the 25th affiliate of MENTOR National following a Public Policy Forum study which examined and assessed Milwaukee's mentoring landscape. The study determined that there is an unmet demand for mentors in the city of Milwaukee.
MGM will help meet this demand by working with existing, local mentoring agencies.
MPS' Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement will work with MGM to pair students of color in grades 5-7 with high-caliber, trained mentors.
The attached Agreement provides specifics of the MGM funding relationship between the Milwaukee Bucks, the City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Public Schools.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item authorizes expenses in the amount of $225,000 related to the establishment, launch and operational costs for MENTOR Greater Milwaukee including salaries, marketing, and supplies.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon Board approval, the Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement will begin planning the mentoring model for MPS' males of color in grade 5 with the Executive Director of MENTOR Greater Milwaukee.
Pairing of MPS youth with mentors will begin in 2019-2020 with the goal of having all African-American and Latino males and females in grades 5-7 partnered with a mentor.
Regular progress reports will be made to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the MENTOR Greater Milwaukee Funding Agreement as detailed in the attachment.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Kellie J Sigh - Director
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent