Majorie Lee Browne Day
Important Information *before* MLB Day
Durham Public School Permission FormPlease give EACH of your mentees a copy of the Marjorie Lee Browne Day permission form.
She must have her parent(s)/guardian(s) sign it and TAKE IT TO HER SCHOOL no later than Wednesday, March 16. She should give
it to someone in the office or to the Instructional Facilitator (IF) at her school. Please stress to your mentees that if the
permission form is not at the school on the morning of the event, they will not be allowed to leave. If you do not have a
permission form to duplicate and give to the mentees, it is posted here.
PickupYou should pick up your mentees at the school no later than 8:00 a.m., unless you have arranged with their parents to
pick them up elsewhere. IF THEY DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL FIRST AND HAVE NOT TURNED IN THEIR PERMISSION FORM, THEY WILL BE MARKED WITH
AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE FOR THE DAY
Pickup for DSA and SCSFor mentors at Durham School of the Arts (DSA) and at The School for Creative Studies (SCS) : DSA
students begin their day at 8:45, while SCS students begin theirs at 9:00. We suggest that you make sure your mentees have turned
in their permission forms and ask the parents if you may pick them up somewhere else. They might agree to meet you at a central
location for you to get the girls. Registration begins at 8:30 and our program begins at 9:00. If you wait for them to get to
school, they will miss the first demonstration, which is a physics demo. The girls tend to enjoy that very much.
On the way to NCCU (pick sessions)During the ride to NCCU please have the mentees look over the
program and decide which two rotations they want to attend. Your mentees do not have
to attend the same rotations. They will sign up for their two choices when they register at campus
First Session for mentorsDuring the first rotation, the mentors will meet and discuss what activities they have done with their
mentees thus far, as well as any successes, problems, or suggestions they have. You will select a rotation to attend during the
second rotation. We try to have the mentors evenly distributed during this rotation. At the end of the presentation, mentors will
gather at the front of the room and discuss their careers, what courses they had to take to get there, what they like about their
careers, ... The mentees are encouraged to ask questions of the mentors. If they are hesitant about asking questions, you may give
them a nudge by asking questions of one another
End of the DayWe will finish our program in time for you to get the girls back to school in time to catch the bus. If you
prefer, you may arrange with their parents to deliver them home or to another place of their choosing, but THIS IS STRICTLY YOUR
On the way back from NCCU (talk scholarships)The scholarship information has been
posted on our website. After the MLB Day program has ended and
you are returning your mentees to their schools, please discuss with them the importance of applying for a summer enrichment program
and the probability of receiving a scholarship to attend. We really need the girls to apply this year.
QuestionsIf you have any questions, please contact your mentor leader, a member of the Coordinating Committee, or Dr Smith.