“Mentoring can be really helpful for youth who don’t have positive or valuable role models in their lives. [Try] your best not to frame it as a “program”, no one likes being treated like a problem that needs to be “mentored”. Obviously targeting [particular] groups and demographics is necessary, but try the best to obscure it. Keep it confidential (beyond what the law requires).” (Covenant House Youth Consultation)
WHO is the toolkit for?
- Mentoring program staff and managers
- Adults working with youth facing barriers
- Community organizations
WHAT is the purpose of the toolkit?
- To share key information and resources for developing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining effective mentoring initiatives for youth facing multiple barriers to success
- To provide access to a variety of resources in one convenient place
WHY should people use the toolkit?
- To help ensure that mentoring is rooted in best practices
- To help increase the likelihood that vulnerable youth involved in mentoring programs experience safe relationships and positive results
HOW can the toolkit be used?
- To support the development, expansion, and enhancement of mentoring for youth based on best practices
- To gain knowledge to better serve mentees facing multiple barriers
- To provide tools for mentors to enhance their practice
- To enhance results for vulnerable youth
- To access consolidated literature in mentoring youth facing multiple barriers to success
WHERE can the toolkit be accessed?
- The toolkit can be accessed both online and in PDF format that can be printed