Eve Hemby Jones, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) will participate in a virtual colloquium on mentoring young Afro-Colombian talents.
Sergio Fernández and Eve Hemby Jones, as guests, will present the experience of their institutions, Alquería Cavelier Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), respectively, on supporting teenage talents at the presentation of the second cycle of the U. Scholarship Seedlings of Color Foundation of Colombia in Quibdó, on March 30, IEFEM Auditorium, 8:00 a.m.
Started, in the female institution IEFEM of Quibdó, the second cycle of Semilleros, 2022-2024, which prepare ninth grade talents of Afro-Colombian municipalities to access quality higher education and have comprehensive success.
The first cycle was carried out with five seedlings (Tumaco, Buenaventura, Cali, Norte del Cauca and IEFEM-Quibdó) between 2015-2017 with the aim of winning scholarships from Ser Pilo Paga, with a result of 85/220.
The presentation talk of the repowered model of U. Scholarship Seedlings will allow to learn more about the program «Talentos excepcionales» of the Alquería Cavelier Foundation, one of the most reputed in the country.
«Talentos excepcionales» promotes the access of young people who excel for their academic and personal abilities of grade 9° from official educational institutions of Cundinamarca, to access, remain and successfully complete their higher education in the best private and public universities in the country.
Sergio Iván Fernández Uribe, executive director, will share the model with principals, students and school counselors of the capital of Chocó.
They will also learn more about the mentoring program of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), the largest and oldest mentoring organization in the United States of America.
Eve Hemby Jones, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at BBBSA, will share about the renowned mentoring model.
The refined model of the new U. Scholarship Seedlings will have as tutors or mentors the beneficiaries of the first cycle, who are in the final stage of their university careers.
The experience and work of BBBSA in this field provides us with valuable input, as have been the Integral Model of Development of Talent of Françoys Gagné and the Model of School Enrichment led by Joseph Renzulli, with collaboration of Sally M. Reis and Javier Tourón.
Eve Hemby Jones
In her role, she is responsible for leading the strategic efforts of BBBSA’s National Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) in support of its more than 230 local agencies across the country.
Prior to her three years at BBBSA, she raised nearly $1 million for other non-profit organizations and local communities throughout the United States. In addition, she provided fundraising and development consultancies, strategic planning, and grassroots community organizing.
She also worked in the for profit arena and led her company to acquire a multi-million-dollar U.S. Department of Education contract which contributed to her company being listed as INC’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in America.
With nearly 20 years experience in nonprofit and for profit work, Eve’s heart is to connect organizations and communities to resources through an equity lens that will allow for people within communities to heal, be restored, and thrive.