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In 2015, over 300 students participated in our program. We are happy to extend this opportunity to your school and students this year. The program will run again in 2017. NYSP is an academic and sports enrichment program that's open to all students that are ages 10-16. Our program serves as a positive alternative to violence, gangs, and drug abuse. Our program will focus on Positive Action (An Evidence Based Drug Prevention with Enrichment Components), Success Maker (Technology Literacy Program that focus on Math and Reading), STEM (Science Technology Math Engineering) Career Education, Health and Nutrition, Higher Education Topics, Mentoring, Anti-Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Family Risks and Protective Factors, Media and Violence, Violence continuum, Consent Coercion, Relationships, Safety and Prevention after Dropouts and Individual and Team Sports (Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Dance, Soccer, Flag Football and Volleyball).



About NYSP

Dr. Troutman and NYSP Participants

Who?
University of Nevada, Las Vegas – National Youth Sports Program

What?
Summer Youth Program (Boys and Girls, Ages 10-16)

When?
View the CEB Schedule.
View the McDermott Sports Activity Schedule.
June 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30
July 5, 6, 7, 8

Where?
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Carlson Education Building), Educational classes, cultural enrichment classes are conducted in breakout roooms HH 105, CEB 208, CEB 210, CEB 218, CEB 220, CEB 239, CEB 240. Sports Instruction is conducted in the McDermott Facilities and lunch is served in the UNLV Dining Commons. View the schedule for activities conducted in the Carlson Education Building. View the McDermott Schedule for Sports Activity Schedule.

How can I join?
The Registration and Free Medical Examination day is: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., May 21, 2016 at the Martin Luther King Family Health Center, 1799 Mount Mariah Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106.

If you miss the Registration date, you may download the registration packet from the registration section of the NYSP website.
1. Complete the NYSP Registration Application, Application Consent Form, Consent Form for Substances Abuse, Medical Examination Record, NYSP Bus Contract and NYSP SuccessMaker and NovaNet Application. The Medical Examination Record must be completed by a physician.
2. Return the NYSP application, two application consent forms and medical examination record to: Ms. Angela Brown at UNLV Hazel Wilson Dining commons at 1200 noon, June 6, 2016. A Parent or Guardian must accompany each participant.
3. Participants with preexisting medical conditions must consult with your family physician for physical examination. You must complete the NYSP registration application and application consent forms and medical examination before you are accepted in the program. A parent or guardian must accompany each enrollee. Examinations after May 21, 2016 will be the parent/guardian's responsibility.

Dr. Porter Lee Troutman, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Director
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
College of Education
Carlson Education Building, Room 343A
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-3005
Phone: 702-895-3375

Participants with preexisting medical conditions must consult with your family physician for physical examination. You must complete the NYSP registration application and application consent forms and medical examination before you are accepted in the program. A parent or guardian must accompany each enrollee. Examinations after May will be the parent/guardian's responsibility.

How will I get to the University?
Transportation will be provided from designated areas (see bus schedule below). Note: NYSP Summer Program - No school on July 1 and July 4

ROUTE: E0144   RUN: NYSP.S001/.S101   EFFECTIVE DATE: 06/06/2016
N.Y.S.P. - SUMMER PROGRAM - (NO SCHOOL ON JULY 1ST & JULY 4TH) AM PICK UP PM DROP OFF
2725 ENGLESTAD ST & JO MACKEY ES - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 11:43 AM 6:59 PM
2651 REVERE ST & FITZGARALD ES - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 11:50 AM 7:01 PM
2277 N MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD & BOOKER ES - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 11:54 AM 7:04 PM
2050 SAPHIRE STONE AVE & WEST MS - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 12:04 PM 7:06 PM
1900 J STREET & KELLY ES - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 12:09 PM 7:13 PM
NYSP - SUMMER PROGRAM ARRIVAL @ 12:30 PM DISMISSED @ 6:30 PM

ROUTE: E0153   RUN: NYSP.S002/.S102   EFFECTIVE DATE: 06/06/2016
N.Y.S.P. - SUMMER PROGRAM - (NO SCHOOL ON JULY 1ST & JULY 4TH) AM PICK UP PM DROP OFF
800 E CAREY AVE & MCCALL ES - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 11:52 AM 6:53 PM
2341 COMSTOCK DRIVE & IMAGINE 100 ACADEMY - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 11:58 AM 6:57 PM
1030 J STREET & W. WILLIAMS ES - INFRONT OF SCHOOL 12:05 PM 7:04 PM
1735 D STREET & CARSON E - IN FRONT OF SCHOOL 12:10 PM 7:09 PM
NYSP - SUMMER PROGRAM ARRIVAL @ 12:30 PM DISMISSED @ 6:30 PM

Pick Up and Drop off times are approximate; please allow 5-15 minutes. Please make sure your children are at the bus stop at least 20 minutes before the scheduled pick-up times during the first week of the program.
ES = Elementary School
MS = Middle School

A PDF version of the bus schedule is available for download.

What benefits are available?

  1. NYSP T-shirt
  2. Daily USDA-approved meals
  3. Medical examination
  4. Accident medical insurance
  5. Free transportation
  6. Interaction with college students and staff

What kind of activities are offered?
Education activities include:
Positive Action, Alcohol and Other drug Abuse Prevention, Bullying, Nutrition and Personal Health, Career Opportunties and job Responsibilities, Higher education, Community concerns, Math /Sciences instruction, Life skills, Conflict resolution, Diversity, STEM (Science Math Technology Engineering) Mentoring and Family issues, SuccessMaker (Literacy Math and Science), Media and Violence, Violence continuum, Consent Coercion, Relationships, Safety and Prevention.

Sports activities include:
Swimming and TBA

LIMITED ENROLLMENT, SIGN UP EARLY! Download the application form.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT:
Dr. Porter L. Troutman, Jr.
Phone: 702-895-3375

This publication was supported by Grant Number 01 B1 NVSAPT from the Nevada Department of Human Resources, State Health Division, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Nevada State Health Division.

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Important Information For Parents/Families

The following forms are available for download in PDF format:

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NYSP Program Schedule

NYSP participants arrive on-site

The NYSP Program Schedule is now available in PDF format. Click to download the NYSP Program Schedule .

First Day Agenda

First Day: June 6, 2016

1. Introductions
2. Bus Arrival
3. Dining Area
4. NYSP NOTES #1
5. Assignments/Activity and Education Schedules
6. Parent's Pick up & Drop Off
7. 1st Day
8. Student Handbook
9. Q & A
10. Other

NYSP Carlson Education Building (CEB) Schedule

CEB rooms: CEB 208, CEB 210, CEB 218, CEB 220, CEB 239, CEB 240, HEA 105

Days Time
June 6 - July 8
Monday through Friday 2:00 - 3:15PM

NYSP McDermott Physical Education Building (MPE) Schedule

NYSP Summer Schedule For MPE (McDermott Physical Education Building) North & South Gyms

Gym Days Time
Week 1: June 6 - 10
South Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
North Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
Week 2: June 13 - 17
North Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
South Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 5:00PM
Week 3: June 20 - 24
South Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
North Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
Week 4: June 27 - July 1 - July 2 (Thursday, July 3 - 6 Holidays)
South Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
North Gym Wednesday/Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
North Gym Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 5:00PM
Week 5: July 5 - July 8 (Gyms may not be Available due to NBA Summer League and Women Volleyball and Basketball Practice)
South Gym Monday through Thursday 3:30 - 6:30PM
North Gym Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM
Alternative Facilities (Racketball Courts) or (TBA) TBA TBA
Dance Room (MPE 302) June 6 - July 8 Monday through Friday 3:30 - 6:30PM TBA

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NYSP Staff

Staff and students

The information presented below is for NYSP Staff members.

NYSP Forms

Staff Information/Schedules

Reports and Guides

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PART TIME SUMMER JOB LISTING

NYASP is an Academic, Competitive and Cooperative Sports and Educational Program for youth, ages 10-16 years old. The program operates 12:30-6:30 pm Monday-Friday, June 6 - July 8, 2016. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas - National Youth Academic Sports Program (NYASP) is seeking qualified employees to fill the following positions.

Click here to download the Job Application

JOB POSITION SALARY
PROJECT AIDES (Open) $500 - $1000 Depending on experience
Responsible for a team of approximately 20-35 youngsters (grouped by age) 10-16 years old. Assist sports specialist in instruction and supervision. Sports include volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, track and field, softball, tennis, dance, swimming (daily) and flag football. Supervises youngsters on bus to and from campus. Record keeping, attendance, monitoring, and follow-up. Assists with recruitment and pre-program enrollment. Knowledge of sports rules and regulations and swimming experience required. W.S.I certification preferred.
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS Dance (Open) $2,000 - $3,000 Depending on experience
Responsible for lesson planning and teaching strategies for particular sports area. Specialist instructs youth ages 10-16. Record keeping and other duties assigned. Sports positions include: volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, track and field, softball, tennis, dance, swimming (daily) and flag football. Salary contingent upon experience and qualifications. (Swimming instructor(s) must have a current W.S.I. (Water Safety Instructor Certification).
EDUCATION SPECIALIST (Closed) $2,000 - $3,000 Depending on experience
Responsible for lesson planning and teaching strategies for educational program. The educational program will be developed prior to the start of the program (June 11, 2012). A comprehensive schedule and topic outline of appropriate and required categories: (1) alcohol/drug prevention, (2) nutrition/disease prevention, and personal health, (3) career opportunities, higher education, job responsibilities and, (4) miscellaneous topics must be prepared and distributed to the staff. (5) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Planning should begin in early April 1, 2015.
ATHLETIC TRAINER / MEDICAL COORDINATOR (Closed) $2,000 - $3,000 Depending on experience
Responsible for physical examinations and securing physicians to conduct medical examinations. Assist participants in securing make - up exams if absent at initial physical examination date. Conduct follow-up procedures including notification of parents of medical problems identified, locate available facilities, and counsel participants with medical problem, develop emergency medical procedures for project, orient staff on daily medical procedures and provide medical services to NYSP participants.

The Deadline for Acceptance of Resume is April 17, 2016

Send Resumes to:
Dr. Porter L. Troutman, Jr., Professor Emeritus
Department of Teaching and Learning Box 453005
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3005

Phone: 702-895-3375
Fax: 702-895-4068
Email: porter.troutman@unlv.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

Returning Staff
If you plan to return to the program this year, you will need to send an email to Porter Troutman at porter.troutman@unlv.edu by April 10, 2016 or as soon as possible

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NYSP Mentoring

NYSP Participants

Welcome to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) Online Mentoring Program. Online mentoring, or e-mentoring, is a mentoring relationship conducted via the Internet. The NYSP online mentoring or E-Mentoring program is a mentoring relationship that is established between a student and a mentor and is conducted via the Internet. It is similar to communicating with a mentor face to face, except that is done online using Email or another mode of communication. E-mail will be used as the form of communication between the students and mentors to connect. As we continue to add components to the online mentoring program, a discussion board will be used to enhance communication. E-mentoring shares the goal of face-to-face mentoring: establishing a trusting, nurturing, positive relationship between the mentor and a young person.

Online Mentoring Goals and Expectations

The NYSP Online Mentoring Program has been set up to help support the academic goals of students who are participants of the NYSP program. Mentors may assist students with homework; and to establish a positive, trusting relationship between online adult participants and the students. Other outcomes we hope to achieve are increasing in positive feelings about technology from the point of view of all participants -- students, teachers, mentors and parents. Students will need to have access to a computer to participate in the online mentoring program. They may use their school's computer lab, library, or home computer, if it is accessible. We suggest you plan for 30 minutes a week for participating in this program. This can be at anytime, day or night, that you choose! At the very least, it will mean reading your mentees e-mail and writing e-mail yourself. In addition, mentors should e-mail their students more often than once a week and interact with other mentors to talk about experiences and ask questions of each other. E-mail exchanges with students will not be accessible by other program participants or the general public at any time. For safety reasons and program evaluation, these e-mails will be accessible by the teachers of this class, as well as the Director of the NYSP Online Mentoring Program. Parents will also be able to view exchanges between their child and a mentor if they so request. Otherwise, no exchange will ever be reproduced or forwarded to any other person without your express approval.

Mentoring Program Guidelines

Ideally mentors would have:

  1. Good listening skills
  2. A sound grasp of the use of different forms of questions
  3. The ability to suspend judgement and prejudice, so as to avoid driving the learner in only one direction
  4. The ability to give constructive feedback, covering both negative and positive aspects in a way that can be acted on
  5. Skill in helping define objectives, and in planning ways of achieving them
  6. The ability to access other learning opportunities on behalf of the learner, using other people's skills and experiences.
Preparing to be a Mentor There are a number of things you need to do to prepare for your mentoring relationship, once your mentee has been assigned to you:
  1. Plan the amount of time you will spend on your mentoring relationship each week. It's very important to think ahead, so that you don't neglect your mentee. Be prepared to manage your time well, so that you can make the mentoring relationship a positive experience without letting it encroach too much on your time.
  2. When you are matched with a mentee and start to get to know them, ask yourself some questions about the relationship. Do I understand my responsibilities? What does this person need? What can I do to contribute? Where will we have common interests?
  3. Plan ahead to insure that your personal schedule is taken into account in the mentoring relationship. It is essential that mentors tell students when they can expect to hear from them and when holidays, business etc might interfere.
What you say and how you say it Coming across in text can be tricky. Communication studies show that our words account for only 8% of what we communicate. The balance of "what we say" is made up of the tones and inflections of our voice (54%); and our gestures, expressions, and other body language (38%). Because of the lack of opportunity to communicate in any way other than in words in this program, every word you type must be chosen with care, and designed with positive impact in mind. This is not to say that you have to about over your messages. Keep a constant awareness of the potential negative impact or possible misunderstandings that the wrong word or phrasing can generate. Communication with your mentee Within the online mentoring environment Discussion ' and 'Chat' allow private interaction with your mentee. These facilities, together with other possible forms of communication, are described below. Whatever means by which you communicate, please try to leave a 'trail', by encouraging use of the 'Discussion' facility, and by ensuring that the mentee builds a detailed portfolio and learning log. Discussion It will be helpful to have a history of correspondence with your mentee, so that you can both look back on your exchanges, and explore the 'themes' that you covered. The discussion area allows you both to build up a series of exchanges within any topic. The Programme Manager will already have set up a number of discussion topics which you can use to build up threads of discussion. You can each add others as you see fit. This area is private and can only be accessed by you, your mentee and the program manager. Chat You may find 'Discussion' rather slow, as it requires that each exchange is made in turn, in practice perhaps days apart. For this reason there is the facility for real-time chat within the programme. You can log on at a pre-arranged time with your mentee and chat privately in real time with them. These discussions can be made private. E-mail You may wish to e-mail your mentee from time to time, although it is envisaged that most of the correspondence will be within the online mentoring environment, where it will be archived. You might choose to send an e-mail to your mentee each time you have made an input into the mentoring area, to prompt them to log on and see it. Telephone It is up to each mentor /mentee pair to decide whether to reveal their telephone numbers and to what extent communication takes place in this form. Face-to-face As for telephone contact, it is up to the pairs to decide whether they wish to meet. Source: Guidelines for Mentors. Adapted from A Handbook for Mentors by HP employee/mentor Bill Wea http://www.mentor.mmu.ac.uk/mentorg

Are You Ready to Be an Online Mentor?

Before you volunteer to help an organization via the Internet, consider the following to determine if you are ready:
  1. Do you have regular, ongoing access to the Internet? If you only have access at college, and the semester is about to end; or, if you are about to switch Internet providers or computers, now is probably not a good time to volunteer to virtually. Online volunteering assignments usually last around three months; make sure you will have ongoing access to the Internet during that time.
  2. Do you know how to communicate well via the written word? Most, if not all, of your communication during a virtual assignment will be via e-mail. Good writing skills and excellent attention to detail are important in any virtual volunteering project.
  3. Do you stick to deadlines? Do you see a project through to its finish? Organizations are counting on you to complete the assignment you've volunteered for; there's nothing virtual about your commitment.
  4. Are you comfortable working on your own, without direct supervision? That doesn't mean you shouldn't ask for guidance when you need it. However, virtual assignments are best for those people who enjoy working on their own, with just occassional supervision.
Are you self-motivated? Some organizations involving remote volunteers are good at creating ways to inspire those individuals during their assignments -- they may call you just to say, "Good job" or to check in. The executive director may send out a personal email thanking a volunteer for his or her contribution. But many organizations aren't this savvy with online volunteers yet. When you work at home, the inspiration to work on a virtual assignment has to come from yourself.
  1. Do you pace yourself well? Do you avoid over committing for projects? Most volunteers who do not complete their online assignments say that they thought they could do the work when they signed up, but as the deadline for the assignment approached, they realized that other things must take priority: school activities, home duties, work projects, etc. The organization is left with an unfinished assignment and an unmet need. Think about your work style and your other commitments before volunteering virtually.
  2. Do you have a set time of day when you will work on virtual assignments? Don't just assume that you will get to that three-hour virtual assignment some time before the deadline two weeks from now; schedule a time, however approximate, to complete the project you've committed to do.
  3. Is this the right time for you to take on a volunteering project? If you are feeling overwhelmed by other responsibilities, now is probably not a good time to volunteer, on or offline. Volunteer managers try to be very understanding about your job and family commitments -- but they are also counting on you to finish assignments you commit to.
  4. Do you answer your e-mails quickly (no more than 48 hours/two business days after receipt)? The organization may need to contact you with a critical issue before you complete the assignment. If you are interacting one-on-one with someone as part of the virtual assignment, responsiveness is crucial to the success of your online relationship.
  5. What benefits do you expect out of volunteering virtually? What results should the organization expect because of your volunteering?Answering these questions for yourself will help you better identify the virtual assignments right for you.
Source: Virtual Volunteering Project (1999 - 2001). Part of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs. The University of Texas at Austin, http://www.serviceleader.org/vv/

Using Epals to Create Your Email Account

The administrator for the ementoring website will be setting up and email accounts using Epals.com for the online mentoring program. If you have any questions about your account, please email Dr. Joni Flowers. There are several communication tools that will can be used in the online mentoring programs, such as blogs and connecting to other students around the world who are participating in online mentoring programs.

If you would like more information about the ementoring program, please email Dr. Porter Troutman at porter.troutman@unlv.edu

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For more information, contact Dr. Porter L. Troutman, Jr., Professor Emeritus
Phone: 702-895-3375
Email: porter.troutman@unlv.edu