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

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