Be A Mentor Inc New Mentor Training 1260

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Be A Mentor, Inc. New Mentor Training 1260 B street, #375 Hayward CA, 94541

Be A Mentor, Inc. New Mentor Training 1260 B street, #375 Hayward CA, 94541 (510) 795 -6488

Training Guidelines Maintain Confidentiality n Be here now-No cell phones n Respect differences n

Training Guidelines Maintain Confidentiality n Be here now-No cell phones n Respect differences n Refer back to training guide n HAVE FUN!!! n

What is today’s training about? Better understanding issues and factors facing our youth today.

What is today’s training about? Better understanding issues and factors facing our youth today. n Understand the role of a mentor. n Understand demonstrate practices of a skilled mentor: n

What is the Project Manager’s Job (My Job)? n Recruit and Interview the Youth

What is the Project Manager’s Job (My Job)? n Recruit and Interview the Youth (or Mentee) n Interview Mentors n Complete Paperwork n Hold Match Meeting n Monitor the Quality of Match

Why Youth Need Mentors n n n n Peer Pressure Substance Abuse Sexuality Social

Why Youth Need Mentors n n n n Peer Pressure Substance Abuse Sexuality Social Skills Child Abuse Family Violence Anger Management n n n n Depression/Suicide Nutrition & Health Home Pressure Goal Setting Part-time Work Failing Grades Absenteeism

From The Kid’s Eyes! Forget about what YOU think a youth needs. Why would

From The Kid’s Eyes! Forget about what YOU think a youth needs. Why would a young person want to be friends with you?

Our Youth Say a Mentor Is… n n n n Easy to talk to

Our Youth Say a Mentor Is… n n n n Easy to talk to A role model/Someone to look up to Is a friend Shows us new things Is not a parent Does not judge us Is understanding Is FUN! n n n n n Won’t get mad Has Knowledge Encourages us Listens to us Is open-minded Is sympathetic Is trustworthy Gives guidance Respects us

Role of the Mentor Academic Help n Goal Setting n Career Exploration Assistance n

Role of the Mentor Academic Help n Goal Setting n Career Exploration Assistance n Emotional Support n Exposure to new things n

Skills of an Effective Mentor Respects Youth Viewpoints Focus on the positive Allows Youth

Skills of an Effective Mentor Respects Youth Viewpoints Focus on the positive Allows Youth to Make Mistakes An Effective Mentor un F Has Communicates Constantly Keeps Relationships Alive Involves Youth in Decisions I Com s mit ted

TOP 5 Mentoring Mistakes 1. Doesn’t maintain boundries 2. Sporadic Meetings 3. Authority Figure/Transform

TOP 5 Mentoring Mistakes 1. Doesn’t maintain boundries 2. Sporadic Meetings 3. Authority Figure/Transform Youth 4. Demands/expects Equal Participation 5. Does not ask for help from Project Manager (Be A Mentor Staff)

Stages in Relationship – It’s a Rollercoaster Ride! ie Te s nd sh ti

Stages in Relationship – It’s a Rollercoaster Ride! ie Te s nd sh ti n ip st g Tr u ” n o o m y e n o “H iod Per Fr

Culture n n n Cultures are multifaceted: Family structure, Spirituality, Language, Culture is a

Culture n n n Cultures are multifaceted: Family structure, Spirituality, Language, Culture is a set of mental rules for survival and success that a particular group of people has developed. (not skin color, language spoke or food eaten) Foster Care and Children of Prisoners Culture?

Login Hours and Activities www. beamentor. org • Login • Email address • Password

Login Hours and Activities www. beamentor. org • Login • Email address • Password • Activity Form • Select a mentee • Activity Date • Time • Comments

Mentor Commitment Averaging once a week visits n Weekly telephone contact n Document activities/hours

Mentor Commitment Averaging once a week visits n Weekly telephone contact n Document activities/hours n Keeps contact with parents n Attend Mentor Support Meetings n Attend mentor events n

Confidentiality When do I break it? n How should I break it? n

Confidentiality When do I break it? n How should I break it? n

Thank You 4 Coming! Please, Help Make Us Better! n Take a few minutes

Thank You 4 Coming! Please, Help Make Us Better! n Take a few minutes to fill out an evaluation n