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1 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Starting a Site Based Mentoring Program- The Creative Mentoring Process

2 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Connecting Generations, home of the Creative Mentoring and Seasons of Respect Program Mission We are Delaware’s resource for mentoring and for other intergenerational programs. We connect generations in ways that help children and adults build purposeful, fulfilling and self-directed lives.

3 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program The Creative Mentoring Process Our Founder, Robert A. Kasey Jr. and a group of dedicated volunteers, developed these four foundations for a successful mentoring relationship 1.Being in the Present Moment 2.Sharing Universal Values 3.Having a greater Sense of Purpose 4.Unconditional Love and Acceptance

4 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Program Growth 1990/91 One school in with 7 mentees 2011/12 80 Partner Schools throughout Delaware with1,200 Mentors 10 AmeriCorps Members placed as Mentoring Coordinators in 11 sites supporting 400 Mentors

5 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Fiscal Year Mentors Trained Training Sessions # Trained per Session State Funding $260, $239, , $203, , $183, , $183,000 Program Growth

6 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Plan Establish your Strategy Do Recruit, develop materials, match Check Monitor, support, feedback Re-act Respond to feedback and funders

7 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Planning a Mentoring Program Develop a strong planning team to: Define Goals Set Responsibilities Determine Costs Develop Partnerships Tech Assistance Manual: pp. 3-8 PLAN

8 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Resources to Note Initiating a Youth Mentoring Program, p. 11 Checklist for Meeting with Principal/ED, p. 13 PLAN

9 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Infrastructure During Growth Case Study: High School Program Take off DO

10 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Get Out There Recruitment is not easy! Coordinator Corner- generations.org generations.org DO

11 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Program Foundation 1.Recruitment Materials, p Materials a)Mentor (p. 23 & 34), Mentee (p. 27), Parent (p. 28), Teacher (p. 19) 3.Mentor Training, p Evaluation, p. 43 DO

12 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Resources to Note Mentor Application- Become a Mentor- Mentee Interest Form- Appendix 3 Parent Permission Form-Appendix 6, 7 Teacher- Appendix 4, 5 Mentor Training Evaluation- DO

13 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Program Implementation 1.Mentee Selection, p Mentee Orientation, p Mentor Screening, pp Matching, p. 30 a)Scheduling, p Monitoring, p. 33 DO

14 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Program Alignment Case Study: Community Based Program, Oregon CHECK

15 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program CHECK I love Mentoring! My mentee is totally into this activity!! I HATE this activity but I don’t want to disappoint my mentor.

16 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program The mentoring program keeps pulling the student who struggles in reading from reading class. CHECK

17 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program At home, we have noticed that our child is more self confident because of her mentor. I did not know that the focus of our mentoring program had shifted. CHECK

18 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Mentor Support Newsletters Mentor Program Bulletin Boards Mentor appreciation gifts Thank You Cards Handmade by mentees MENTOR E-Cards Recognition Ceremony CHECK

19 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program RE-ACT

20 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Program Adjustments & Growth Case Study: Cross-Age School Based Program, Delaware

21 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Working Groups Plan Rich Do Rachel Check Tara Re-Act Tara

22 Connecting Generations Home of Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions Connecting Generations Creative Mentoring ® Program Questions? Connecting Generations 100 W. 10 th Street Suite 1115 Wilmington, DE Main Phone Fax Rich Kapolka - Executive Director x 11 Rachel Markowitz, Director – Creative Mentoring Program x 15 Tara Kester Wiggins – AmeriCorps Youth Ambassadors Program Director x 14


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