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Mentoring and Paying it Forward By: Anthony Avery
What is Mentoring Sustained relationship between an adult and child or an older child to a younger child.
What is a Mentor A special type of volunteer committed to helping a student/at-risk committed to spend time and energy necessary to get child on the right track. A person looked upon for wise advice and guidance
Thesis Mentoring is something that can change the lives of many people. Participating in mentoring programs could make America a better place by helping people with social issues and emotional stresses.
Types of Mentoring One on One Group mentoring Peer Mentoring Mentoring via e-mail/internet
Group Mentoring One adult to up to four young people considered group mentoring several adults working with small groups of young people ratio is not greater than 1:4
Peer Mentoring One adult to up to four young people Several adults working with small groups of young people ratio is not greater than 1:4
Result of Peer Mentor Personal Development Communication Decision making and problem solving Conflict resolution/violence prevention
E-Mentoring Mentoring over the internet One to One
Statistics 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 27% less likely to begin using alcohol 52% less likely to skip school
More Statistics 64% of students developed more positive attitudes towards school 38% achieved higher grades in social studies, languages and math 60% improved relationships with adults, and 56% improved relationships with peers 55% were better able to express their feelings 64% developed higher levels of self-confidence 62% were more likely to trust teachers
Other Ideas Paying it Forward/altrusim Community Service UM Challenge
Paying it Forward And Autrusim Paying It Forward is the idea of altruism. Giving everything for nothing in return http://www.matttrailer.com/pay_it_forward_2000
How does Pay it Forward connect With Mentoring Paying it forward relates to mentoring because when you become a mentor expect nothing out of it. You mentor because you want to mentor because you want to help other people out of the goodness of you heart.
Community Service Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions.
How does Community Service Connect with Mentoring Volunteer Paying it Forward
Who Can Be A Mentor? People who… Want to help people Have fun Change a life Anyone
Mentoring Training A Movable Feast of Coaching and Mentoring Exercises Keeping good Coaching and Mentoring Boundaries Emotion vs. Objectivity Conflict Defuser Blame vs. Effective Behavior Coaching and Mentoring Styles Coaching and Mentoring Hints and Tips Why Coaching and Mentoring? The Roles of a Coach and Mentor Skills Needed For Effective Coaching and Mentoring Building Confidence as a Coach or Mentor Understanding Feedback as a Coach or Mentor Helping your Mentee choose what to do next Personal Coach - Mentor's Declaration and What's Next
WHY YOUTH NEED MENTORS Peer Pressure Substance Abuse Sexuality Child Abuse and Family Violence School Safety and Violence Depression and Suicide Nutrition and Health Care Faith and Religion Social and Time Management Career Exploration and Part-Time Work
WHAT MENTORS ARE NOT Parents Counselor Social Workers
Benefits to Mentor Mentors gain personal and professional satisfaction in helping a youth. Mentors gain recognition from their peers. Mentors gain improved interpersonal skills. Mentoring focuses the mentor outside of him/herself. Mentoring promotes deeper understanding of teen and societal problems.
Benefits to Youth Exposes youth to a positive role model Helps to focus youth on their future and on setting academic and career goals Exposes youth to new experiences and people from diverse cultural, socio-economic, and professional backgrounds Provides youth with attention and a concerned friend Encourages emotional and social growth Fosters increased confidence and self-esteem
Mentoring Programs BBBS of America Village Nation Kids for Change National Cares Mentoring Movement