Develop the desire to listen. Really listening to someone is a wonderful gift to give. Let the other person do most of the talking. Applying the 70/30 rule ensures this will happen. You listen 70% of the time and you talk 30%. Avoid interrupting.
Youngsters usually benefit from having a relationship with someone older and wiser to mentor them. Although the mentor might be a teacher, family member or more experienced peer, not everyone is suitable to be an influential, positive role model. Effective role models possess desirable characteristics
Three key roles mentors play in their mentor/mentee relationship include: Adult Friend- building a relationship where you are a trusted adult friend to your mentee includes: o Consistency o Working towards equal power in the relationship o Honoring rules and guidelines of your mentee’s parents
Transitioning to Middle or High School? Let’s Go!Thinking about your mentee’s journey to their new school in the fall? Your 5th or 8th grade mentee might be too, as they will be entering middle school and high school in just a few short months. The
Who wouldn’t be happy about having no homework, sleeping a little later, and playing outside in the sunshine? But summer may include some other differences for your mentee. You might be surprised by some issues that could result in subtle signs of anxiety in your
For End of Year (or for Relationship Closure) There are many ways to say goodbye. If there is not something on this page that appeals to you, please feel free to reach out to your Mentor Director to brainstorm ideas. Create a Memory Book together
As a mentor, your primary focus is getting to know the wonderful young person for whom you have created a space in your heart. Your attention is in the present moment. As your relationship progresses, most likely the farthest thing from your mind is the
We sincerely hope that every mentoring relationship will be continued next school year. Research tells us that match longevity is key to the lasting benefit of the experience. The fact is, however, we cannot know what events in the life of the mentor or the