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  • Mentor Training Powerpoint

    1. 1. Be A Mentor, Inc. Orientation to Mentoring 4588 Peralta Blvd., Ste. 17 Fremont, CA (510) 795-6488
    2. 2. introductions
    3. 3. Training Guidelines <ul><li>Maintain Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Be here now-No cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Speak from the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Listen from the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Respect differences </li></ul><ul><li>Refer back to training guide </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE FUN!!! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Training Objectives <ul><li>To better understand the issues and environmental factors facing our youth today. </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the role and COMMITMENT of the mentor. </li></ul><ul><li>To understand and demonstrate practices of effective mentors: </li></ul>
    5. 5. How Youth Enter Program <ul><li>Receive Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Application </li></ul><ul><li>Parents/Guardian Complete: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorization Form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth is Interviewed </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is the Project Manager’s Job? <ul><li>Recruit/interview Mentee </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>Hold Match Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor the quality of match </li></ul>
    7. 7. When you were a kid why did you need a mentor?
    8. 8. Why Youth Need Mentors <ul><li>Peer Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Child Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Family Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Anger Management </li></ul><ul><li>Absenteeism </li></ul><ul><li>Depression/ Suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition & Health </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure At Home </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time Work </li></ul><ul><li>Failing Grades </li></ul>Someone to Listen
    9. 9. From The Kid’s Eyes! <ul><li>Forget about what YOU think a young person needs. But why would a young person want to be friends with you? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a mentee think a mentor is? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Youth Say a Mentor Is… <ul><li>Easy to talk to </li></ul><ul><li>Is someone to look up to </li></ul><ul><li>Is a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Shows us new things </li></ul><ul><li>Is not a parent </li></ul><ul><li>Does not judge us </li></ul><ul><li>Is understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Is FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>Has knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Won’t get mad </li></ul><ul><li>Is a role model </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages us </li></ul><ul><li>Listens to us </li></ul><ul><li>Is open-minded </li></ul><ul><li>Is sympathetic </li></ul><ul><li>Is trustworthy </li></ul><ul><li>Gives guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Respects us </li></ul>
    11. 11. Role of the Mentor <ul><li>Academic Help </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Career Exploration Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to new things </li></ul>Friend Listener Role model Attention and Concern Broker
    12. 12. Mentor Commitment <ul><li>4-6 hours each month </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly telephone contact </li></ul><ul><li>Document activities/hours </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps contact with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Attend quarterly wisdom circles </li></ul><ul><li>Attend mentor event’s </li></ul>Never gives up!
    13. 13. Practices of an Effective Mentor Focus on the positive Has Fun Keeps Relationships Alive Involves Youth in Decisions Respects Youth Viewpoints Is Committed Separate Goals Confirms Appointments Allows Youth to Make Mistakes An Effective Mentor
    14. 14. Pitfalls of Mentoring <ul><li>Imposes Values </li></ul><ul><li>Sporadic Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Authority Figure/Transform Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Demand Equal Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Not Seeking Support of Project Manager </li></ul>Watches too much Day time TV!
    15. 15. Stages in Relationship Building Relationship Setting Goals Friendship Testing
    16. 16. Guidelines for Difficult Situations <ul><li>Discuss the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Think beforehand about what you want to accomplish. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring things up early in visit. </li></ul><ul><li>Separate the behavior from the person. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay serious but supportive. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss sensitive issues in a private place. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider relating something personal. </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce something positive about your mentee. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Culture <ul><li>Our youth are extremely ethnically diverse. </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures include customs and values. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture is a set of mental rules for survival and success that a particular group of people has developed. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Culture <ul><li>Cultures are multifaceted: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family structure, Spirituality, Language, Art, Parenting practices, Concept of growth, aging, & death </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal of mentoring is to create inclusion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You feel valued and respected by me. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I feel valued and respected by you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gang activity, not about skin color, but about which neighborhood your from. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Conversation Starters/Practices <ul><li>Come to your mentoring time, prepared! </li></ul><ul><li>Any type of game, book or activity you use, should start a conversation not kill it. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask “High Quality Questions” </li></ul><ul><li>Be Careful not to use yes and no Questions. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Login Hours and Activities <ul><li>www.beamentor.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select a mentee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Confidentiality <ul><li>When can I break it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I break it? </li></ul>

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