Working with Educators, Future City Mentors serve as coaches; providing insight, helping in problem-solving and bringing subject area expertise as they work with individual student teams. All Mentors are provided with a Program Handbook, can attend an in-person Mentor Orientation and have access to on-line training via Bentley Mentor Center for Excellence courtesy of Bentley Systems.
Mentors work with individual Educators. How the competition is implemented into the host school or organization differs. Therefore, Mentors begin by discussing the Educators needs and how the Mentor can contribute. They then establish a schedule. Early on Mentors meet with the team, get to know the students and help them focus on the big picture: good urban design, essay topic, brainstorming. Later, Mentors work with team members on understanding scale, model building and presentation.
Schools and their competition teams are located throughout the State. Mentors select a local school looking for a Mentor and are paired with an Educator. Mentors usually meet with a team every other week for approximately 2 hours and should expect to dedicate around 25 hours to the task over the course of several months.
Volunteer Judges are provided with a Judges Manual prior to the competition so they can review the score sheet and be familiar with the rubrics.
Competition Day Volunteers perform a variety of tasks beginning the day prior to the competition and throughout the day at the Regional Competition. Volunteer staff are provided with specific task outlines and time commitments prior to the day of the Regional Compeition.
This working committee oversees the Future City Competition in Georgia. We need committee members to serve in the following roles.
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