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Starting a Site Based Mentoring Program- The Creative Mentoring Process. Connecting Generations, home of the Creative Mentoring and Seasons of Respect Program Mission We are Delaware’s resource for mentoring and for other intergenerational programs.

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Connecting Generations, home of the Creative Mentoring and

Seasons of Respect Program

Mission

We are Delaware’s resource for mentoring and for other intergenerational programs.

We connect generations in ways that help children and adults build purposeful, fulfilling and self-directed lives.

the creative mentoring process
The Creative Mentoring Process

Our Founder, Robert A. Kasey Jr. and a group of dedicated volunteers, developed these four foundations for a successful mentoring relationship

  • Being in the Present Moment
  • Sharing Universal Values
  • Having a greater Sense of Purpose
  • Unconditional Love and Acceptance
program growth
Program Growth

1990/91 One school in with 7 mentees

2011/12 80 Partner Schools throughout Delaware with1,200 Mentors

10 AmeriCorps Members placed as Mentoring Coordinators in 11 sites supporting 400 Mentors

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Plan

Establish your Strategy

Re-act

Respond to feedback and funders

Do

Recruit, develop materials,

match

Check

Monitor, support,

feedback

planning a mentoring program
Planning a Mentoring Program

Develop a strong planning team to:

  • Define Goals
  • Set Responsibilities
  • Determine Costs
  • Develop Partnerships

Tech Assistance Manual: pp. 3-8

PLAN

resources to note
Resources to Note

Initiating a Youth Mentoring Program, p. 11

Checklist for Meeting with Principal/ED, p. 13

PLAN

infrastructure during growth
Infrastructure During Growth

Case Study: High School Program Take off

DO

get out there
Get Out There
  • Recruitment is not easy!
  • Coordinator Corner- www.connecting-generations.org

DO

program foundation
Program Foundation
  • Recruitment Materials, p. 14
  • Materials
    • Mentor (p. 23 & 34), Mentee (p. 27), Parent (p. 28), Teacher (p. 19)
  • Mentor Training, p. 26
  • Evaluation, p. 43

DO

resources to note1
Resources to Note
  • Mentor Application- Become a Mentor- www.connecting-generations.org
  • Mentee Interest Form- Appendix 3
  • Parent Permission Form-Appendix 6, 7
  • Teacher- Appendix 4, 5
  • Mentor Training
  • Evaluation- http://educationnorthwest.org/resources

DO

program implementation
Program Implementation
  • Mentee Selection, p. 19
  • Mentee Orientation, p. 27
  • Mentor Screening, pp. 22-26
  • Matching, p. 30
    • Scheduling, p. 31
  • Monitoring, p. 33

DO

program alignment
Program Alignment

Case Study: Community Based Program, Oregon

CHECK

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I HATE this activity but I don’t want to disappoint my mentor.

I love Mentoring!

My mentee is totally into this activity!!

CHECK

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The mentoring program keeps pulling the student who struggles in reading from reading class.

CHECK

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At home, we have noticed that our child is more self confident because of her mentor.

I did not know that the focus of our mentoring program had shifted.

CHECK

mentor support
Mentor Support
  • Newsletters
  • Mentor Program Bulletin Boards
  • Mentor appreciation gifts
  • Thank You Cards
    • Handmade by mentees
    • MENTOR
  • E-Cards
  • Recognition Ceremony

CHECK

program adjustments growth
Program Adjustments & Growth

Case Study: Cross-Age School Based Program, Delaware

working groups
Working Groups

Plan

Rich

Re-Act

Tara

Do

Rachel

Check

Tara

questions
Questions?

Connecting Generations

100 W. 10th Street

Suite 1115

Wilmington, DE 19801

Main Phone 302.656.2122

Fax 302.656.2123

www.connecting-generations.org

Rich Kapolka - Executive Director- 302.656.2122 x 11

Rachel Markowitz, Director – Creative Mentoring Program- 302.656.2122 x 15

Tara Kester Wiggins – AmeriCorps Youth Ambassadors Program Director

302.656.2122x 14