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  • 1. REACH OUT MENTORING PROGRAM
    Plant a seed…Harvest a dream
    MENTOR ORIENTATION
    Welcome!
  • 2. Reach Out Mentoring Program
    Introduction to Program
    2/4/2010
  • 3.
    • Youth ages 9-17 in the Inland empire and Pomona Valley Areas
    Who do we service?
  • 4.
    • Mentoring relationship with volunteer from the community (18+)
    • 5. Minimum of 1 year Commitment
    • 6. 4-8 hours a month
    • 7. Ongoing trainings
    • 8. Match support
    • 9. Free monthly outings for matches
    What do we provide?
  • 10. Take a pro-active approach to helping at-risk youth.
    Match youth to positive role models in the community.
    Build up each student to achieve the highest levels of success.
    Provide the tools to encourage the positive development of relationship.
    2/4/2010
    Goals
  • 11. Reach Out Mentoring Program
    Reach Out Policies
    2/4/2010
  • 12. It is the policy of the Reach Out Mentoring Program that the mentoring staff will make monthly phone calls or personal contact with all parties of each match including the mentor, mentee, and parent/guardian.
    2/4/2010
    Match Support
  • 13. It is the policy of the Reach Out Mentoring Program to protect the confidentiality of its participants and their families.
    As a Mentor, you are required to keep confidential the conversations that the Mentee shares with you.
    2/4/2010
    Confidentiality
  • 14. This includes the Mentee's family members (foster or biological). Please be advised that your Mentee might share information with you that they feel uncomfortable having others hear about.
    It is important that you maintain this trust, unless the Mentoring Coordinator determines that a specific issue must be divulged to outside professionals.
    2/4/2010
    Confidentiality (continued)
  • 15. It is the policy of the Reach Out Mentoring Program to allow mentors to transport mentees in their own private vehicles. The program coordinator must ensure that all mentors meet the following criteria prior to transporting the mentee:
    Valid driver’s license
    Proof of auto insurance
    2/4/2010
    Transportation
  • 16. Overnight Visits & Out-of-Town Travel
    • It is the policy of the Reach Out Mentoring Program to encourage mentor/mentee visits within their own community and limit overnight visits. However, overnight visits and out-of-town trips are permitted under the following conditions:
    • 17. Between six months and one year, overnight visits and out-of-town travel may occur only with approval from both the program coordinator and parent/guardian.
    • 18. Out-of-town travel may occur only with the accompanimentof the parent/guardian or other person designated by the parent/guardian.
  • It is the policy of the Reach Out Mentoring Program that all staff, mentors, and other representatives of the program must report any suspected child abuse and/or neglect of agency clients or program participants immediately.
    All suspected reports must be made to appropriate state and/or local authorities.
    2/4/2010
    Mandatory Reporting
  • 19.
    • A trusted guide and friend
    • 20. Someone who will listen to you
    • 21. Someone who will help you explore opportunities
    • 22. Someone who will have good ideas about how to deal with difficult situations
    • 23. Another support to help you with life
    A Mentor is…
  • 24. A Mentor is not…
  • 28. Build trust with mentee
    Be predictable and consistent
    Positive encouragement & reinforcement
    One-to-one attention
    No reporting to parents
    Contact staff if problem arises with youth
    909.982.8641 or mentor@we-reachout.org
    2/4/2010
    Mentor Guidelines
  • 29. Reach Out Mentoring Program
    2/4/2010
    Thank You!