Bessie Coleman Middle School
Beta Chi Frat Boyz
Parent/Guardian Information Letter
Dear Bessie Coleman Parent/Guardian,
Your child has been recommended to participate in a new, exciting mentoring program called Beta Chi Frat Boyz.This program is for all 6th, 7thand 8thgrade boys at Bessie Coleman. We will use one-to-one and small group mentoring relationships to introduce students to career and life changing opportunities. Mentors will meet their students regularly during and after school. Throughout the school year, students will visit their mentor to expose them to career and life changing opportunities within a real environment.
TheBeta Chi Fraternity takes place every third Tuesday after school from 3:00-5:00 pm. Meeting times may change depending on the mentor. Transportation is not provided after school. All students will need to be picked up on time after meetings. Some events may go over and will be communicated to by each mentor. Some events are held on Saturdays and transportation will need to be arranged for your child.
In addition to having a career and becoming a young man focus, during each meeting your child will listen to short presentations provided by Bessie Coleman male staff members on subjects such as time management, careers, college, goal setting, "brotherhood "my brother's keeper", legacy living, self-image, social skills/etiquette, peer pressure, managing emotions, bullying, substance abuse prevention, domestic violence, puberty, etc. Your child and his mentor will develop a friendship and bond by spending time together on a consistent basis which, in turn, will help your child improve his self-esteem and skill levels that will hopefully improve their academic performance and character both at school and at home.
If you want to be a part of this movement of further developing our young men and help Bessie Coleman’s male staff by volunteering please reach out to Alvin Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org via phone at 214-868-1761. Volunteer mentors are interviewed and assessed for approval by the school administration. Cedar Hill ISD runs background checks and we must have clearance for all potential volunteers.
General information regarding your child’s school performance and behavior will be collected from school personnel. One of the Frat Boyz Mentor will conduct a short 15-minute interview with your child at school to determine his personal interests for match compatibility and his desire to participate in the program. All information collected regarding your child will be held in confidence among the mentors.
Please complete the online application at http://chisd.net/domain/2149, return the permission slip and parent/guardian questionnaire as soon as possible to allow your child to participate in this program. We have limited space so please return information as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact either of the names below.
Thank you for your cooperation and desire for a school-based mentor for your child. We’re looking forward to working with you and providing this additional support for your child!
Alvin Collins – Art Teacher
Beta Chi Frat Boyz Mentor
Reginald Young, Robert Gillums, Leon Shaver and Alvin Collins
Bessie Coleman - Beta Chi Frat Boyz
Connecting our youth with role models for proven positive results!