KBUG Mentoring

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 14.47.04NEW MENTORS If you are interested in becoming a mentor, open “Big Picture” below, and check out all the different areas that we explore, and then take a tour through the Guided Tours.  Finally, we would LOVE for you to sign up.  I have written a general letter (below all of the links).  The letter enumerates the many benefits that come from mentoring.




New Mentors for 2016-2017

  1. Joann Bailey
  2. Rocio Murillo
  3. Mercedes Ortiz
  4. Frankie Goldstein
  5. Victoria Koh
  6. Terry Hays-Horner
  7. Liz Torres
  8. Kay Odgers
  9. Liz Gutierrez
  10. Sharon Gebhart
  11. Trudi Sturgeon
  12. Claire Damecour
  13. Mary Watson

ONE- AND TWO-YEAR MENTORS  Check out the recently added INFO below.  You may also want to go through the Big Picture and the Guided Tour above to provide clarity.  I found them both useful.  Cheers, Dayla

New Information:  When you first sign in to Career Cruising (CC), you will find the HELP button.  Pretend to click on HELP button.

If you had clicked it on your CC, it would have opened to the page below. Then, in the blue area to the left, pretend click “Classroom Activities and Research Projects.”  

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After pretend clicking on the Classroom Activities and Research Projects  button, the page below should appear in your CC “My Plan.”  You are going to do the nine activities listed on the RIGHT side of the page.  Then you are going to do #10 to #15 on the left.  I have included them all below in addition to an Independent Research Project.











Nine (9) Individual Activities

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This page shows the exact location of your HELP button and the Education button, press it.  Next, go to the end topic Planning Timeline at the end of the top header area.

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This guide tells you exactly what TTAMs need to take each year for entrance to colleges or universities.  This is the best handout, I found online for requirements need to take to enter college.

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Just a final word.  Encourage the TTAMs to take AP classes.  It provides an opportunity to raise GPA, and sometimes they just need a little word of support.  Also, the enrollment in these classes is supposed to be diverse.


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Dear Potential KBUG Mentor,

I know most of you already, but just in case, my name is Dayla Sims, Coordinator of the Mentoring Program.  We just finished our 2nd year of our program entitled, KBUG (Know Before U Go–to college, that is).  With just a few hiccups along the way, we have succScreen Shot 2016-04-26 at 14.36.26essfully established mentors for all interested mentees (which we call TTAMs– Tech Trekkers and Mentors.

Which brings us to what we can do for you.  If you become a mentor, it is likely that you will benefit from most of the following.  Being a MENTOR:

1. Allows the mentor to “give back” — to both AAUW and the TTAM
2. Reminds the mentor how to listen actively rather than passively
3. Encourages the mentor to share knowledge, which helps increase the mentor’s sense of self-worth
4. Strengthens the mentor’s interpersonal relationship skills
5. Teaches the mentor about other areas within Beach Cities AAUW.
7. Leads to more personal satisfaction on the mentor’s behalf

And you can be a part of the program, no experience required.  This year we have 20 TTAMs for which we need to find mentors.  Our program was awarded the very prestigious “Certificate of Achievement Award” for Branch Programming, which was presented at the 2016 AAUW California Convention, and in addition,  KBUG will be on the AAUW CA Wall of Fame.

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 14.39.48What is required of a mentor? Most people are surprised that they meet with their TTAMs only 1-2 hours each month (September to May).


Mentors will be provided training in late August on two important aspects of the program:

1) How to be a Good Mentor (Do’s and Don’ts)

2) How to use software to focus on a pathway for our TTAMs to go to college.

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 14.50.13Most sincerely,

Dayla Sims



Great Mentors for 2015-2016!

  1. Adrienne Madrid
  2. Barbara Case
  3. Barbara Kerr
  4. Carol Gentry
  5. Cathy Gallipeau
  6. Cynthia Marquis
  7. Denise DeVenuto
  8. Kathy Ford
  9. Laurie Sullivan
  10. Liz Torres
  11. Jamie Venegas
  12. Linda Sanchez
  13. Monique Benjamin
  14. Nancy Wloch
  15. Susan Negrete
  16. Victoria Koh

Thank you for piloting our first year of the Know Before U Go (KBUG) Mentoring Program — Adrienne Zeigler, Arlene Morris, Dianne Funk, Elizabeth Salathé and June Wang. Thank you also to Ginny Evans and Marge Thelen for their special efforts too.