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“A Higher Learner - Attendance Contest”

You will win a gift card if your mentee attends the most mentoring sessions and has the highest time on tasks!

The goal is to see progress on the learning paths.

Prizes:

1st place $200 gift card

2nd place $150 gift card 

3rd place $100 gift card

The contest starts April 01, 2021 – May 31, 2021

Each mentee will have the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentoring coach from Including You (IY) and the United Nations International School (UNIS) of New York City, New York.

 

Meet the teams:

Group Schedules

Mondays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm central 

Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm central

One-on-One Sessions will be scheduled accordingly.

Tunica Middle School Honor Roll

1st Nine Weeks, 2020


 

Congratulations!

to

Isaiah Calhoun and Kaliyah Collier

Family Biz Builder Mentees excelling in school.

They both are Higher Learners in the Literacy and Education Program!

Dominique received $50.00 for completing the first and second diagnostic in all three subjects: math, reading and language arts and showed growth in each area.

The Higher Learners of Family Biz Builder were celebrated during the holiday season for taking their diagnostics for Exact Path. What is Exact Path, you ask?  Exact Path is an exciting digital tool that personalizes learning across grades K–12 in reading, language arts, and math. It starts by targeting the academic strengths and weaknesses of the child with a computer-adaptive assessment, and then it prescribes a tailored playlist of lessons, practice, and short quizzes at their learning level.

 

It was exciting to kickoff the diagnostic assessment with our first Higher Learners Virtual Party with mentees, mentoring coaches and parents on screen!

Gift Bags of school supplies for all mentees who completed the second diagnostics for math, reading, and language arts.

Jaboris, Jaterious, Madison, and Maryah all received $10 cash for starting their diagnostics and also received gift bags of school supplies.

Darrion said he really likes Exact Path and was the second one to receive a gift of $30.00 for completing his first and second diagnostics in math, reading and language arts.

All featured mentees received a gift bag of school supplies provided by United Way of the MidSouth.

Parent, Natasha Robinson, receiving gift bags of school supplies for her children! She said that she is very appreciative of the supplies and most of all sees how Exact Path can make a difference in the education of the children.

Closing the Gap in the Digital Divide in the Midst of COVID-19

We all know that COVID-19 has caused extraordinary stress on all levels of our education system from early childhood through post-secondary.  It has made challenges and inequities in the system more visible than ever. 

During the pivot to remote educational training, the mentees of Family Biz Builder (FBB) are impacted by the digital divide by not having technical devices.  To address this issue, FBB created a Technology Loan Assistance Program (TLAP) to close the gap by providing access to laptop computers. 

 

Thanks to the financial support of Jennifer Hampton, Founder of The Box Project, and Daisy Hampton, Owner of Including You, partners of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi for donating funds for laptop computers to ensure all of our mentees have the proper technology and equipment to move forward in their education.

Mentees and Parents Receiving Their Laptops

NEXT OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE LITERACY & EDUCATION PROGRAM STARTS MAY 15, 2021

Remote Literacy & Education Program
(Tutoring Services for Reading, English and Math Available)

Provides in-home remote one-on-one mentoring and tutoring sessions with participants while offering character, life skills, and online educational software support. 

Sports & Fitness

National Junior Tennis Learning (NJTL)

Was designed to connect character, life skills, and education with the game of tennis. 

 

2021 Enrollment: Sports & Fitness NJTL Program - click to enroll

 Remote Internship Program

Improves the character, life, and work readiness skills of youth and young adults while working in various roles remotely in the Family Biz Builder Programs. Interns are trained online to perform administrative duties, mentoring, and tutoring services. The job readiness skills are essential to closing the skills gap and to improve work ethic in the future workforce.

2021 Enrollment: Internship Program - click to enroll

Dear Parents,

We thank you for allowing Family Biz Builder to serve you with the youth development programs. You can now enroll in each program by clicking on the links above for 2021.

The goal is to create a collaborative learning environment between you (the parent), the mentoring coach, tennis/life skills coach and your child (the mentee/player).

 

The objective of the literacy program is for the mentoring coach to meet with the mentee weekly providing the following curricula: Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, Fast Phonics, Exact Path, Study Island, and Courseware. 

 

We have added Exact Path which is a digital tool that personalizes the learning across grades K–12 in reading, language arts, and math. It starts by targeting your child(ren) academic strengths and weaknesses with a computer-adaptive assessment, and then it prescribes a tailored playlist of lessons, practice, and short quizzes at their learning level. Your child(ren) can earn rewards and monitor their own progress each step of the way.  They will primarily work within his or her unique learning path, which is based on assessment results for each available subject. Within a learning path, no more than four skills will ever display at once. Each skill could consist of a lesson, practice, and a quiz. Outside of the learning path, they might also receive additional assignments from their mentoring coach. Each assignment will have a specified due date.

The objective of the tennis program is for the tennis and life skills coach to meet with the player weekly providing basic tennis instruction either remote or on the court and using the ACE and Net Generation At Home curricula.

The objective of the internship program is to provide job readiness skills, career development, and the opportunity to shadow professionals in and outside of the organization. 

 

Our job is to serve you, as the parent. We will be communicating with you via this website and ask for your ongoing participation.

Sincerely,

Peggie Henderson

Executive Director

Benefits of Mentor/Mentee Relationship:

1. One-on-One personal support

2. Builds relationships with positive role models; companionship; and trust

3. Receive academic support

4. Builds self-esteem

5. Improve communication skills

6. Reduce disciplinary interventions

7. In the FBB Internship Program, gain job readiness skills

Why Parental Involvement Matters?

(relationship between parent and child)

1. Increase the level of intimacy

2. Improve communication

3. Higher level of trust

4. Respect

5. Reduced stress and tension 

6. Stability

7. Support

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Tunica, MS 38676

Phone: 662-671-8688

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