Training - Designing and Building a Successful Mentoring Program

Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:00 am1:00 pm
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, 30 Jordan Lane, Wethersfield, CT

Many organizations like yours have recognized the value in youth mentoring as a prevention strategy, and over twelve thousand children across the state have benefited from their participation in mentoring programs. But, what distinguishes a mentoring program from other youth programs, and what exactly is involved in launching one? If you are starting and building a high-quality, effective youth mentoring program to meet the needs of young people, this training opportunity is for you!

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the purposes of designing and planning a sustainable mentoring program;
2. Design a responsive and performance-based youth mentoring program;
3. Identify a mentoring program model most suitable for their organization;
4. Develop and manage strategies for screening, recruiting, training, matching and monitoring the youth and their relationship;
5. Incorporate the MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership’s Elements of Effective Practice in an interactive learning environment; and
6. Apply resource materials for mentor program development and volunteer management

Session Outline
• Overview of Designing and Planning best practices
• Overview of the History of Youth Mentoring and The National Movement
• Best Practice Youth Mentoring Models
• Operational Standards: Recruitment, Screening, Training, Matching, Match Support and Monitoring, Closure
• Program Design Planning and Management
• Service Populations
• Financial Plan and Budget
• Resource and Partnership Development
• Advisory Groups and Coalitions
• Staffing Plans

Target Audience: School, business, community and faith-based mentoring staff members who are responsible for operating mentor programs and/o r training mentors.

Rebekah Behan

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