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aboutMENTORING 101

  • Introduction to MENTOR Newark

  • Mentoring in Real Life

  • What is a Mentor?

  • Impact of Mentoring

  • Benefits of a good mentoring Program

  • The Mentoring Cycle

  • Know the Limits

  • Mentoring during a pandemic

  • Opportunities for arts based mentoring

  • Discussion

Presenter:

Thomas Owens, Executive Director

MENTOR Newark (formally Newark Mentoring Movement)

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WHAT IS A MENTOR?

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A MENTOR IS...

Mentoring is NOT:

  • Therapy

  • Parenting

  • Peers

  • Counselors

Mentors are those "caring adults"we are talking about. People who understand how important it is to "Give back to their community" and help guide the lives of young people.

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A MENTOR IS...

  • A Caring Adult

  • A Caring Confidante

  • A Teacher

  • A Guide

  • A Supporter

  • A Cheerleader

A MENTOR IS NOT...

  • Parent

  • Therapist

  • Employer

  • Counselor

  • Peer *Except in cases of peer-to-peer mentoring

  • Santa Claus

  • Disciplinarian

BENEFITS OF A GOOD MENTORING PROGRAM

BACKGROUND CHECKS

SCREENING

TRAINING

PROGRAM SUPPORT

A REAL STORY ABOUT THE IMPACT OF MENTORING

THE MENTORING CYCLE

KNOW THE LIMITS

THE MENTORING CYCLE

EARLY DEVELOPMENT

In this first awkward stage of the mentor/mentee relationship each of you is feeling the other out. It can often feel like that first round in a boxing match when you just circle and study each others movements, expressions and reactions. Topics to be aware of during this stage are...

1. Who is Who? - Role Clarification

All partners in the mentor/mentee relationship should and accept their respective roles...

MENTEE/YOUTH - Friend

MENTOR - Caring Adult Friend

PARENT - Supporter of the match

CISNJ STAFF - Liaison between partners in the match relationship, facilitator, resource person, supporter of the match

LISTENING   BODY LANGUAGE   VOICE   ATTITUDE

KNOW THE LIMITS

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BOUNDARIES 

MENTORING IN NEWARK

MENTORING IN NEWARK

The Mentoring Collaborative @Launchpad Newark is gathering of local and national mentoring organizations that serve Newark youth. The group meets monthly to measurably increase the capacity of mentoring in the city of Newark.

MENTORING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE MENTOR NEWARK APP

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USING TIME WISELY

Why is it important to stick to the agreed upon time limitations?

THE CREATIVE 7 C's

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CLARITY

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CREATING A COMMON CREATIVE LANGUAGE

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TELLING OUR STORY

STICKING TO THE SCRIPT

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