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2014-136-2115 - LOV Mentoring Program  18605 NW 27th Avenue    Miami Gardens, Florida 33056    City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: September 10, 2014 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading x Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No Funding Source: Capital Reserve in the amount of $2,000 Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No x Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #:N/A X Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: N/A Sponsor Name Councilwoman Felicia Robinson Department: City Manager Mayor and Council   Short Title:    A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE MIAMI GARDENS LADIES OF VIRTUE (“LOV”) MENTORING PROGRAM; AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2000.00) FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.   Staff Summary:  As an educator and community leader Councilwoman Robinson understands the importance of providing positive role models and mentors for young girls. The Miami Gardens Ladies of Virtue “LOV” Mentoring Program is a joint initiative sponsored by Councilwoman Robinson in partnership with the Children’s Village a non-profit organization, to empower and cultivate possibilities of young teenage girls. ITEM K-5) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Ladies of Virtue "LOV" Mentoring Program   18605 NW 27th Avenue    Miami Gardens, Florida 33056    “LOV’s” Mission is to enrich, expose and cultivate high school girls’ awareness, so they can have a head-start in becoming independent and successful women. “LOV’s” Goal is to pair high school girls with female mentors who will be positive role models and help to advance the girls’ goals and objectives throughout the school year, and potentially throughout the rest of their lives by forming lifelong friendships and bonds. “LOV’s” objective is to mentor high school girls by cultivating leadership skills, enhancing life skills, and encouraging community involvement. Fiscal Impact The funding will be derived from the “working capital reserve” account 01-11-01-511-991-00. Upon approval, staff will transfer the requested funding to the appropriate expenditure line item. The balance of the “working capital reserve” account after this transfer will be $32,936.00. Proposed Action:  Councilwoman Felicia Robinson recommends that the Council adopt this resolution in support of The Miami Gardens Ladies of Virtue LOV Mentoring Program. $2,000 funding to be allocated from the Capital Reserve Fund. Attachment:    Attachment A – Initiative Outline Mi a m i G a r d e n s La d i e s o f V i r t u e ( L O V ) Me n t o r i n g P r o g r a m A C o u n c i l w o m a n F e l i c i a R o b i n s o n I n i t i a t i v e Vi s i o n En r i c h i n g o u r u n i v e r s e o n e g i r l a t a ti m e t o c u l t i v a t e t h e p o s s i b i l i t i e s o f te e n a g e g i r l s . Mi s s i o n To e n r i c h , e x p o s e a n d c u l t i v a t e h i g h s c h o o l gi r l s ’ a w a r e n e s s , s o t h e y c a n h a v e a h e a d - s t a r t in b e c o m i n g i n d e p e n d e n t a n d s u c c e s s f u l wo m e n . LO V G o a l / O b j e c t i v e Go a l : To p a i r h i g h s c h o o l g i r l s w i t h f e m a l e m e n t o r s w h o w i l l b e po s i t i v e r o l e m o d e l s a n d h e l p t o a d v a n c e t h e g i r l s ‘ g o a l s an d o b j e c t i v e s t h r o u g h o u t t h e s c h o o l y e a r , a n d p o t e n t i a l l y th r o u g h o u t t h e r e s t o f t h e i r l i v e s b y f o r m i n g l i f e l o n g fr i e n d s h i p s a n d b o n d s . Ob j e c t i v e : To m e n t o r h i g h s c h o o l g i r l s b y c u l t i v a t i n g l e a d e r s h i p sk i l l s , e n h a n c i n g l i f e s k i l l s , a n d e n c o u r a g i n g c o m m u n i t y in v o l v e m e n t. LO V M e t h o d Li f e S k i l l s M e e t i n g s On t h e 2 nd Th u r s d a y o f e a c h m o n t h , 6 : 0 0 - 8 : 0 0 p . m . , t h e M e n t o r s a n d Me n t e e s w i l l a t t e n d a l i f e s k i l l s m e e t i n g w h e r e t h e M e n t e e w i l l l e a r n a l i f e sk i l l a n d t h e M e n t o r w i l l s h a r e h e r e x p e r i e n c e s a n d k n o w l e d g e r e g a r d i n g t h e im p o r t a n c e o f t h e l i f e s k i l l . A l i g h t d i n n e r w i l l b e s e r v e d a t a l l m e e t i n g s . Th e f o l l o w i n g a r e t h e t o p i c s : a. R e s p e c t f o r S e l f / O t h e r s ( i . e . c l o t h e s , h a i r , s e l f - e s t e e m ) b. E t i q u e t t e / M a n n e r s ( i . e . r e s t a u r a n t s , h o w t o b e h a v e i n p u b l i c ) c. C u l t u r e / A r t s ( i . e . b a l l e t , a r t ) d. B u d g e t i n g / F i n a n c e ( i . e . b a n k a c c o u n t s , c r e d i t c a r d s , m o n e y ma n a g e m e n t ) e. H e a l t h / F i t n e s s ( i . e . c o o k i n g , e x e r c i s e , n u t r i t i o n ) f. G o a l S e t t i n g / R e a c h i n g ( i . e . c o l l e g e , pr o f e s s i o n s , s h o r t / l o n g t e r m g o a l s ) LO V M e t h o d Fi e l d T r i p s Me n t o r s a n d M e n t e e s w i l l a t t e n d si x ( 6 ) f i e l d t r i p s t h a t w i l l r e i n f o r c e th e l i f e s k i l l . LO V M e t h o d Co m m u n i t y S e r v i c e Me n t o r s a n d M e n t e e s w i l l p a r t i c i p a t e in a c o m m u n i t y s e r v i c e a c t i v i t y qu a r t e r l y . LO V M e t h o d Ba n q u e t At t h e e n d o f t h e y e a r , L O V w i l l ho s t a b a n q u e t f o r t h e M e n t o r s an d M e n t e e s t o a c k n o w l e d g e t h e i r ac c o m p l i s h m e n t s i n t h e P r o g r a m th r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r . Me n t o r C o m m i t m e n t • Co m m i t f o r a y e a r • At t e n d m o n t h l y m e e t i n g s . I f u n a b l e t o a t t e n d , co n t a c t P r o g r a m 2 4 h r s i n a d v a n c e . • Co n t a c t M e n t e e a m i n . o f o n c e a m o n t h v i a te l e p h o n e o r i n p e r s o n • At t e n d s i x ( 6 ) f i e l d t r i p s t h a t w i l l r e i n f o r c e t h e li f e s k i l l • Pa r t i c i p a t e i n a c o m m u n i t y s e r v i c e a c t i v i t y qu a r t e r l y Mi a m i G a r d e n s L a d i e s o f V i r t u e ( L O V ) Me n t o r i n g P r o g r a m A C o u n c i l w o m a n F e l i c i a R o b i n s o n I n i t i a t i v e Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l : Ap r i l R o l l e a t 3 0 5 - 7 4 7 - 4 1 7     APPLICATION to be a MENTOR For the Miami Gardens Ladies of Virtue (LOV) Mentoring Program   Name: _______________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ City: _________________ State: ___________ Zip Code: ____________ Email address: ______________ Cell No.: ____________ Other No: ____________ Educational Background: HS: ____________ Yr. Grad.: ____ Major: _____________ College Attended: _________________ Did you graduate: (Y) or (N) Yr. Grad.: _____ Professional Position: ___________________________________________________ Employer‘s Name: ______________________________________________________ Employer’s Address: City: _____________ State: __________ Zip Code: _________ Date of Birth: _______________ Availability: ____________________________________________________________ Interests: _____________________________________________________________ Describe an outing you would do with your Mentee alone:_________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ List some characteristics that will help in matching you with a good “fit” mentee: ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________    APPLICATION to be a MENTEE For the Miami Gardens Ladies of Virtue (LOV) Mentoring Program Name: _______________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ City: _________________ State: ___________ Zip Code: ____________ Email address: ______________ Cell No.: ____________ Other No: ____________ High School Attending: __________________________________________________ City: ______________ State: ______ Zip Code: _________ Grade: ______ Best Subject(s): _________________ HR Teacher: ______________ Interests: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Goals: _______________________________________________________________ Objectives: ____________________________________________________________ PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO COMPLETE: Your daughter/ward is applying for the opportunity to be paired with a Mentor. We need your permission for her to participate. This Mentor will contact her at least once a month via telephone or in person. There will be a monthly life skills meeting, bi-monthly field trips, and quarterly community service activities. We are asking our Mentors to make a minimum of a year long commitment to the program. ____________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s Name ____________________________________________ _____________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature Date _______________________ ________________________ Email address Cell Number In case of emergency contact: Name: _______________________________________ Cell Number: ____________________________ Other Number: ___________________________    Miami Gardens Ladies of Virtue (LOV) Mentoring Program Background Screening Request Form Applicant Name (Please Print): Last_________________ First___________________ Middle __________________ Please List All Other Names You Have Used: (i.e. Alias, Maiden) 1._______________________________ 2.__________________________________ Social Security Number: _______-______-_______ (Required) Date of Birth: ______/______/______ (Required) Month Day Year Race (circle one) Black White Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian Other Sex: Male Female Present Address (No P.O. Box addresses): _________________________________________ Phone# _______________ It is the highest priority of the City of Miami Gardens to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all citizens. In order to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for our community, volunteers, and volunteers of youth programs, will be screened. The City of Miami Gardens will incur all costs of the background screenings. All information received from the background check applications and reports will be used for the purpose of determining applicant’s eligibility as a volunteer or participant with the City of Miami Gardens. Thank you for your support and cooperation in this very important matter. Eligibility Criteria NO Volunteer will be accepted who has been: A. Arrested or convicted of any crime involving sexual misconduct with or against a minor. B. Arrested or convicted for any type of violent crime. C. Arrested or convicted of any crime involving illegal drugs or alcohol D. Arrested or convicted of child abuse or domestic violence. All arrests and convictions will be examined in order to determine whether the incident is related to the volunteer position. In these situations eligibility determinations are based on a minimum of the last five years. I understand the above information is true and will be utilized to determine eligibility for volunteering with the City of Miami Gardens. __________________________ _____________________________ __________ Applicant Signature Print Name Date OFFICE USE ONLY Receive Date:_______________________________ Submission Date:____________________________ Retrieval Date:______________________________ Results: Pass Fail Date: _________________