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Maximizing Mentoring's Reach & Impact

For Mentors

The Wisdom of Age: A Handbook for Mentors

Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors

Talking it Through: Communication Skills for Mentors
An interactive website built to enhance ongoing mentor training, presents 13 video stories with real mentors, real youth, and real situations that illustrate common challenges and proven strategies. A built-in journaling feature keeps new and more experienced mentors engaged as they test what they would do in similar situations. This course is offered at no charge.

Overcoming Relationship Pitfalls (Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet explores the typical cycle of a mentoring relationship and the common stumbling blocks that can occur along the way.

Understanding the Youth Development Model (Fact Sheet)
This is the first in a three-part series of fact sheets exploring the connections between youth development principles and mentoring strategies.

Putting Youth Development Principles to Work in Mentoring Programs (Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet explains how mentoring programs can build youth development philosophies into the delivery of their services and the mentoring activities they provide participants.

A Mentor's Guide to Youth Development (Fact Sheet)
Third in the series of youth development fact sheets, this issue explains to mentors how they can apply youth development strategies in their interactions with their mentee.

Avoiding Early Match Termination (Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet, based on the research of Renee Spencer at Boston University, explores reasons why mentoring relationships tend to fail, often with disastrous consequences for youth participants. Strategies for avoiding these issues are also explored.

Helping a Grieving Mentee: A Mentor’s Ultimate Expression of Caring and Support (Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet explores strategies for supporting mentees who have experienced a death in the family or other substantial trauma in their lives.

Avoiding Early Match Termination (Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet, based on the research of Renee Spencer at Boston University, explores reasons why mentoring relationships tend to fail, often with disastrous consequences for youth participants. Strategies for avoiding these issues are also explored.

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