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Setting Mentoring Boundaries With Skill

We have all been there at one point or another…finding it easier to bring our mentee food each week to avoid the school lunch line, giving in to the urge of buying our mentee a new toy or something we notice they need.  In isolation these allowances seem harmless. However, giving in here and there, can lead us down a path that is challenging to turn around. It can be tough to say no. For this reason, Seedling has policies and procedures in place to protect both your mentee and you.  

We understand it is hard to resist that sweet face as they look up at us and ask “can my friend come to lunch with us?”  But even this small favor breaks our agreement with the mentee’s school and their caregiver. Familiarizing yourself with the mentoring guidelines outlined in our policies and procedures will equip you with the answers when your mentee asks “why not” and will ensure a healthy mentoring relationship.  If you have any questions or wonder if something you are doing is breaking a boundary, please don’t hesitate to ask your Mentor Director. We are here to provide you with support and guidance as you navigate the mentoring experience.

Please review these Policies & Procedures from Seedling’s Mentoring Guide

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