If you mentor a teenager, more than likely you’ve listened as they shared their desires to buy the latest fashions, gadgets, or for some, even a car. Earning their own money to do these things is now possible as they begin securing after-school jobs and
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~St. Augustine The idea of this activity is to spark curiosity and interest about the world where both you and your mentee learn geography (by discussing the seven continents and the
All games listed below can be played with any regular 52 card deck Speed How to play: In a line on the table place one pile of five cards, one card face down, one card face down and then another pile of five cards. Deal
All games listed below can be played with any regular 52 card deck For Elementary Age Memory (age 3+) How to play: Choose a card dealer. This player deals all the cards around the group until there are no cards left. Some players may have
Print out the questions below on brightly colored paper. (The questions may be adjusted based on your mentee’s age.) Cut out each “Would you rather, or” pair. Give your mentee and yourself an equal number of pairs. Take turns asking the questions to one another.
A team game, where mentee and mentor work together, racing the clock, to build..... The most _____________________________, _______________________________, and _______________________________ structure on the ____________________________. Fill in the blanks above using these adjectives, or come up with your own awesome boss intriguing imaginative inventive pioneering outrageous
Materials needed: Blank paper Notebook paper (optional) Markers or Crayons Timer/watch Step 1 Mentor and mentee each choose a different color marker or crayon. On the piece of blank paper, take turns doodling for 15-30 seconds, without picking up your marker from the page. Step
This activity is for upper elementary, middle and high school aged students. Purpose: To learn more about your mentee’s past and present, as well as giving the mentor an opportunity to self-disclose appropriately. Self-disclosure can be a very effective tool. It allows the mentee to
Mentors can start coaching their mentees in goal setting by looking for ways they already use these skills. To get started, brainstorm with your mentee a time that they planned and accomplished something. Discuss the steps taken to get it done and how good it
How was your day? Fine... How was school? Good... How was your test? OK…Anything you want to tell me? Nope… Does this dialogue sound familiar? If so, try one of these creative conversation starters to get dialogue going. (Remember that conversations are a two-way street.