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Tip of the Month:
Below are some great tips on mentoring!
- If your organization is considering incorporating a youth mentoring program, it's important to effectively engage parents and other caregivers. Given the amount of influence and control that parents have over their kids, their involvement can be critical in fostering a stronger and more beneficial mentoring experience for their children.
- Allow your mentees to have voice and choice in deciding on activities. Ask your mentee(s) what they would like to do during your time together. This ensures that they will be interested and engaged in the activity.
- Let the mentee control the direction of conversations. Don't push the mentee to tell you everything at once; allow him or her time to get to know you. Be sensitive and respectful and above all keep everything the mentee says to you confidential.
- Listen. When you ask questions and listen, you give mentees permission to share their stories and personal experiences without criticism.
If you're interested in becoming a mentor or incorporating mentoring into your existing programming, you can find more information and resources here! Here are some additional resources for mentoring mothers and fathers specifically.
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