A quality training program ensures your mentors, mentees, and parents/guardians have the basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to build and support an effective mentoring relationship.
Screening for safety and suitability is a necessity in every youth
Things to consider when matching mentors with mentees.
"Getting to Know You Better" questions to help break the ice for mentors!
Monitoring Mentor-Mentee relationships, especially the first few months, is important to ensure a good match. This is perhaps the most crucial element of a successful mentoring program!
It's been estimated that 25-50% of Mentor-Mentee relationships end too abruptly. This can leave the students with negative feelings towards the concept of mentoring and can become a stumbling block in their growth and development. Here's some ideas to help promote positive closure.
Sustaining a quality youth mentoring program.
MENTOR’s cornerstone publication, the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, details research-informed and practitioner-approved Standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and consequently, impactful mentoring relationships. The Fourth Edition, released in September 2015, reflects the most up-to-date research, practice, and thinking in the mentoring field.
All material is provided by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.