What is Mentoring?

What is a mentor?

What does a mentor not do?

What does a mentor do?

- A friend

- A listener

- A role model

- A supporter


A mentor needs to have available TIME.

A mentor needs to be DEPENDABLE.

A mentor needs a DEVELOPMENTAL ATTITUDE.

What does a mentor do?

What does a mentor not do?

What does a mentor do?

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What does a mentor not do?

What does a mentor not do?

What is school-based mentoring?

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What is school-based mentoring?

What are the benefits of school-based mentoring?

What is school-based mentoring?

School-based mentoring is defined by many program features that contrast it to community-based mentoring models. Among the key elements frequently found in school-based mentoring programs:  


1. The program operates on the school campus.   Partnering with the schools to provide individual mentors, and meet students at their schools, making use of school facilities and administrative space.

  

2. Mentoring relationships meet for the duration of the school year.  For improved outcomes, mentoring relationships should continue throughout the summer months and across grades.    

3. Students are referred by teachers, counselors, and other school staff. While some programs do allow parents to request a mentor, most school-based programs are built around the concept of school personnel initiating youth participation in the program.  


4. School-based mentoring is not simply a tutoring program.  Mentoring matches are encouraged to view the development of a trusting, mutually satisfying relationship as the primary goal of their time spent together. However, because of the campus setting and the inherent connection to academics and the school itself, these matches are more structured than community-based models. Restricted to the campus setting, matches are encouraged to engage in some structured activities, often around classroom- or homework-related topics.

** From The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring

What are the benefits of school-based mentoring?

What are the benefits of school-based mentoring?

What are the benefits of school-based mentoring?

- Improve academic performance, in general, with significant improvements demonstrated in the subjects of science and written and oral language 

- Improve the quality of class work 

- Increase the number of homework and in-class assignments turned in 

- Reduce serious school infractions, such as disciplinary referrals, fighting, and suspensions 

- Increase students’ perceptions of scholastic competence 

- Reduce skipping classes 

- Mentored students are more likely than non-mentored peers to report having a non-parental adult who “they look up to and talk to about personal problems, who cares about what happens to them and influences the choices they make”  

-  Mentored students developed more positive attitudes toward school, were more likely to trust their teachers, and developed higher levels of self-confidence and a greater ability to express their feelings.

** From The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring 

Could I be a mentor?

What are the benefits of school-based mentoring?

What are the benefits of school-based mentoring?

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