Learn About Mentoring and Earn University Credit – EDPY 397
Do you want to earn university credits, learn about mentoring, and gain practical experience with children?
EDPY 397: Mentoring Children & Adolescents is a 3 credit course offered by the University of Alberta that gives students an opportunity to make a difference for kids in their community while furthering their own education and real world experience.
The course includes:
- eight lectures offered on the Edmonton Campus or through distance education between September and December;
- a minimum of 30 hours spent mentoring a child through a local mentoring agency during the Fall and Winter terms; and
- guidance from an experienced mentor to guide the student through the experience.
Tool Highlight: Online Mentee Training
The Online Mentee Training is a resource designed to introduce the concept of mentoring to children. Through the training an adult mentor avatar guides children through the roles and characteristics of a mentor, examples of mentoring relationships, stages of a relationship, goal setting, match closure, child safety, boundaries, strengths, and a general description of mentoring programs. This tool is suitable for a variety of programs and organizations.
From The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring
- Who is most likely to give to your mentoring program? Scientists try to predict generosity (August5th, 2015)
- The importance of community context in natural mentoring (August 4th, 2015)
- Mentoring associated with better attitudes about school (August 4th, 2015)
- Lower risk of hypertension for seniors who volunteer (July 15th, 2015)
- Combining mentoring with structured group activities: A potential after-school context for fostering relationships between girls and mentors (June 24th, 2015)