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Mentor Coordinator Resources
Getting a new program started can be daunting, but we are here to help! Below, there are a ton of resources to get you up and running. Would you like to see what some other programs have done? Check it out here.
Getting Started Tools
- Mentor Letter – Getting Started
- Elements of Effective Practice by Mentor
- Beginning of the Year Checklist
- Application Processing Procedure
- Recommended Mentoring Calendar
- Directions for Using Forms
- Initiating a Youth Mentoring Program
Forms for Parents
- Parent Permission Cover Letter
- Parent Permission Cover Letter (Spanish)
- Parent Permission Form
- Parent Permission Form (Spanish)
- Parent Handbook
Forms for Teachers
Forms for Mentees
- Mentee Interest Form – Younger Elementary Students
- Mentee Interest Form – Older Elementary and Middle School Students
- Mentee Handbook
Tools to Help Mentors Get Started
Tools to Use Throughout the Year
Mentor Poster 8.5x11 – Feel free to print this small version yourself, or contact us and we can provide full size posters to you to tailor and post in your school and in nearby locations (i.e. grocery stores, library, community centers). Note: If you are printing this yourself, be sure to choose: fit to printer margins.
Brochure with Tailored Insert – We can provide Creative Mentoring brochures and you can add this tailored insert. After you have personalized it, print it on regular paper, cut it in three pieces, and place it inside a brochure. Let us know if you’d like tailored inserts prepared for you (we will need at least 2 weeks’ notice).
Recruitment Article for School Newsletter – Use this sample article to recruit new mentors; tailor it to fit your program’s needs and then send it to the appropriate person in your school or district for the upcoming newsletter.
Mentor Highlight Form – Nominate a mentor to be featured on Connecting Generations website and e-newsletter. Let us know about an outstanding volunteer and let us help you show your appreciation.
Church Bulletin – Use this article to recruit mentors in your church bulletin or newsletter.
Church or Community Letter – Need Mentors – Use this sample article to recruit new mentors from your local religious or faith group. After personalizing, send this document to a local church or other religious institution for their upcoming bulletin.
Press Release – Need Mentors – Send a tailored press release to your local media recognizing your mentor and the need for more mentors.
Business Letter – Need Mentors – Invite businesses to get involved with supporting mentoring by giving them this information about how easy it is to become a Creative Mentoring business partner- include the above document with this letter.
Benefits to and Responsibilities – Business Partners – Invite businesses to get involved with supporting mentoring by giving them this information about how easy it is to become a Creative Mentoring business partner- include this document with the letter below.
Mentor Coordinator Database
Committed and supported coordinators are one of the most important keys to successful in-school and workplace Creative Mentoring programs in Delaware. Here, you will find recruitment, program, and recognition tools and ideas that you can use for your mentoring program. Also, take a look at the most Frequently Asked Questions that coordinators have. We update these as we get input from coordinators like you, so check back often!
If you would like access or training for the database, please contact us.
Q: I know someone who applied to become a Creative Mentor, but I haven’t heard from you about them. When can they start to mentor?
A: Once the application is approved, you will receive an email confirming the application is complete, and a fax with copy of criminal background check and other forms. You can check the status of any applicant by logging into the database. When a new mentor puts in an application and has selected your school, their name will appear in your database.
Q: A mentor contacted me to follow a student from another school. Can they mentor at my school?
A: Absolutely! Just call Connecting Generations at 302.656.2122.
Q: I can’t log into the database (or I’ve forgotten my password). What should I do?
A: Call Connecting Generations at 302.656.2122.