September 16, 2017: #goals | Urban

If you missed session...

  • Reflect on your summer program (ideally with your mentors).  Use some of the questions in the Summer Program Reflection section below to guide you.
  • Review the presentation to learn more about the goal for this year's Junior Summer Experience.
  • Set 3 academic and 3 personal goals for the year using the S.M.A.R.T. goal framework.
    • Start planning a trio outing--consider one that may help you accomplish one of your personal goals!
  • Use a combination of all these exercises to start brainstorming ideas for what you want to do this coming summer for the Junior Summer Experience


  • Reflect on Summer Programs and how it worked for you
  • Looking ahead to this year’s summer programs
  • Planning effectively for Junior Year to meet your goals

Trio Check-in (12:30 - 12:45pm)

  • How are things going?
  • What did you learn in your instruction?

Summer Program Reflection (12:45 - 1:15pm)

  • In trios, have a discussion of the high’s and low’s of your program.
    • What were the best parts of your program this summer? Why?
    • What were the most challenging aspects?
    • What are you most excited about? What did you learn?
  • In small groups (discretion of the pod leader how large/small) take turns having mentees share their thoughts.
    • What themes do we see? 
    • What advice would we give to the sophomores?

Junior Summer Experience Intro (1:15 - 1:45pm)

  • Pod Leaders explain the new summer programs model for next year (see Presentation)
    • What is our vision for this summer?
    • What is the role of the mentor and the mentee in making this happen?
    • What does the timeline look like?
  • Q & A / Discussion
    • Trios talk and discuss ideas - brainstorm a preliminary list, and use these questions as prompts:
    • What are you most interested in learning more about this year?
    • If you could study anything this year, what would it be?

Goal Setting & Planning (1:45pm - 2:30pm)

  • Pod Leaders re-introduce S.M.A.R.T goals to mentors and mentees
    • Specific (simple, sensible, significant)
    • Measurable (meaningful, motivational)
    • Achievable (agreed, attainable)
    • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based)
    • Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).
  • Mentees set goals for the year in their trios
    • (At least) 3 'academic' or school related & 3 personal goals
    • Review goals to make sure they are SMART goals
  • Group Discussion
    • Share out some of the goals you set!
    • What do we need to do this year in MMSF to help you accomplish this goals?