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Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
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Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members

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Learn about Mentor Michigan, the Quality Program Standards, and other useful resources for mentoring programs. This presentation is designed for those interested in starting a mentoring program and …

Learn about Mentor Michigan, the Quality Program Standards, and other useful resources for mentoring programs. This presentation is designed for those interested in starting a mentoring program and for new mentoring programs

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    • 1. Resources for New Mentoring Programs & New Staff Members
    • 2. What is Mentor Michigan?
      • A statewide partnership of 300 youth mentoring programs.
      • Works to ensure that all youth have ongoing relationships with stable, caring individuals.
      • Supports, strengthens and sustains mentoring throughout the state.
    • 3. MM Programs and Activities
      • Mentor Recruitment and Referral
      • The Mentor Michigan Directory
      • Online resource
      • Comprehensive list of mentoring programs in Michigan
    • 4.
      • Public Awareness
      • Raises awareness of the value of mentoring
      • Michigan Mentoring Month
      • Need for mentors – especially male mentors
      • Promotes mentoring as a critical solution to issues facing the state
      MM Programs and Activities
    • 5.
      • Training and Technical Assistance
      • Quality Standards for Youth Mentoring
      • Mentor Michigan provides training and technical assistance for mentoring programs to help them meet these standards
      MM Programs and Activities
    • 6.
      • Annual Conference
      • Convenes mentoring professionals from across the state
      • Brings in national mentoring leaders
      • Training
      • Networking
      MM Programs and Activities
    • 7.
      • Research and Evaluation
      • Mentor Michigan Census
      • Annual survey
      • Identify program needs
      • Overall status of mentoring in Michigan
      • Understand the scope and nature of mentoring and mentoring organizations in Michigan
      MM Programs and Activities
    • 8. MM Programs and Activities
      • Three key objectives:
        • Identify, count, describe, and track mentoring organizations, programs, mentors, and mentees.
        • Understand program components, processes, resources, and needs.
        • Encourage and support program evaluation.
    • 9.
      • Statewide Recognition
      • Governor’s Service Awards
      • Annual volunteer recognition event
      • Mentor of the Year
      • Outstanding Mentoring Program
      MM Programs and Activities
    • 10. Quality Program Standards
      • Developed by the Providers Council
      • Not meant to certify or accredit mentoring programs
      • Planning and assessment framework
    • 11. Program Self-Assessment Checklist
      • Strengths of program/organization
      • Potential Improvement
      • Components of quality mentoring
    • 12. Standard 1: Definition of Youth Mentoring
      • The program defines mentoring as an ongoing, structured relationship with a trusted individual aimed at developing the competence and potential of the mentee.
    • 13. Standard 1: Definition of Youth Mentoring
      • Community-based mentoring programs:
        • A minimum of one calendar year
        • Meetings must occur several times each month for a minimum of four (4) hours per month
      • School-based mentoring programs
        • Weekly contact between mentors and mentees that lasts for a minimum of one academic year
    • 14. Standard 1: Definition of Youth Mentoring
      • A ratio of mentees to mentors of no more than 4:1 for group mentoring, which includes a consistent relationship between the one mentor and the same four mentees.
    • 15. Standard 2: Recruitment Plan
      • Comprehensive recruitment plan for mentors and mentees
      • System for timely mentor and mentee follow-up and enrollment
    • 16. Standard 3: Eligibility Screening
      • The program screens mentors and mentees for eligibility
      • Mentor and mentee applications and all relevant data are reviewed for eligibility and acceptance
    • 17. Resources for Background Checks
      • References
      • Criminal History Checks
        • ICHAT ( www.michigan.gov/ichat )
        • FBI Fingerprint Checks
        • SafetyNET ( www.mentoring.org/safetynet )
      • Sex Offender Registry
          • Michigan ( www.mipsor.state.mi.us )
          • National ( www.nsopr.gov )
      • Child Abuse Registry (DHS)
      • County/Local Law Enforcement Agency
      • Driving Records
    • 18. Standard 4: Orientation and Training
      • The program provides each mentor, mentee, and parent/guardian of mentee orientation with training and support materials.
      • Trained staff or volunteers conduct these sessions, which are held prior to the match.
    • 19. Standard 5: Matching Strategy
        • The program has a well-documented matching strategy
    • 20. Standard 6: Match Monitoring Process
      • The program maintains a process that monitors and supports mentoring matches
    • 21. Standard 7: Mentor Support, Recognition, and Retention
      • The program supports mentoring relationships, recognizes volunteers, and has strategies for volunteer retention
    • 22. Standard 8: Match Closure
      • The program has a process for effective match closure
    • 23. Standard 9: Program Evaluation
      • The program conducts an evaluation process, which includes both process and outcome evaluations
    • 24. Standard 10: Organizational Management
      • The program has established organizational management practices
      • Michigan Nonprofit Association
        • www.mnaonline.org
    • 25. Standard 11: Governance
      • The program has a governance structure that includes a volunteer (non-compensated) board of directors or advisory council
      • Michigan Nonprofit Association
        • www.mnaonline.org
    • 26. Mentor Michigan Listserv
      • Sign up to receive news, information, training opportunities, and funding opportunities
    • 27. Mentor Michigan Calendar
      • Up-to-date listing of Trainings, Workshops and Webinars offered
      • Visit www.mentormichigan.org and click on “Training and Technical Assistance”
    • 28. Mentor Michigan Directory
      • Online resource
      • Comprehensive list of mentoring programs in Michigan
      • www.mentormichigan.org and click on “Directory of Mentoring Programs” on the left hand side of your screen
    • 29. MentorPRO
      • Online data tracking and analysis system
      • Manage P rograms, monitor mentoring R elationships, and Evaluate O utcomes
    • 30. Caregiver’s Choice
      • Federal funding stream to support matches between caring adults and children of prisoners
      • Voucher-based system that provides up to $1,000 in federal funds to support new matches
      • Mentoring programs must meet quality standards to be eligible to apply
    • 31. Other Resources
      • MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership
        • www.mentoring.org
        • News, information, research, resources
      • NWREL’s National Mentoring Center
        • http://www.nwrel.org/mentoring/index.php
        • Training, technical assistance, program resources
      • MSU Extension
        • http://web1.msue.msu.edu/cyf/youth/mentor/
    • 32. Mentor Michigan Staff Amber Troupe MM Program Coordinator troupea@michigan.gov (517) 241-3493 Kathie Vasilion Robinson Administrative Assistant [email_address] (517) 373-4200 Elyse Walter Communication Coordinator [email_address] (517) 241-0063 Ben Gulker MM Special Initiatives Associate [email_address] (517) 241-2716 Katy Timmer MM AmeriCorps*VISTA [email_address] (517) 241-4784
    • 33. www.mentormichigan.org Bookmark it! Visit it often!

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