AMP September 2015 – Mentoring News!

Coming Soon: AMP Corporate Communications Partners Toolkit

Mentor recruitment marketing and communications is time consuming and expensive, often undertaken without the ability to target specific audiences. At the same time, many corporations have established communication channels with their employees, many of whom fit within the description of an “ideal” community based mentor.
This toolkit will help your community based mentoring program identify and cultivate relationships with key corporations in your community.
Stay tuned in the next couple of months for more information, until then visit to view some of our other tool kits!
Alberta Mentoring Partnership Tools

Positive Youth Development Conference

Celebrating Positive Youth Development in Canada
Youth Development Conference 2015
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Participants will learn about the state of Positive Youth Development in Canada – what it is, where it is happening, what works, and what is emerging in this exciting approach to human development. Imaginative, ingenious, resourceful and engaging – participants will learn from the stories of Canadians just like you doing their part in communities just like yours!
Join Lions Quest Canada and Leduc County FCSS for an amazing Positive Youth Development conference for service providers, parents, community mentors and youth:When: October 1, 2015
Where: Executive Royal Inn (8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, AB) Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series: Culture and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches

Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches- Strategies
This is another free webinar series facilitated by MENTOR, in partnership with a number of mentoring partnerships in the U.S.A.Upcoming Webinar: Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches: Strategies for Mentoring Organizations and Professionals
When: Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
About: Far too many of us are uncomfortable discussing race, culture and class. Responding to conflict of “cultural and class tension” can be challenging for even the most experienced professional, but lack of discussion can negatively impact how mentoring programs recruit, support and engage mentees and mentors. Practitioners and researchers believe that this “cultural and class tension” can be attributed to lack of proper screening, inadequate cultural competency training, deficit thinking by the mentor, and unwitting micro-aggressions that play out during the match. Join Desiree Robertson, Manager of the Team Up Youth Mentoring Partnership, and Pamila Gant, Outreach Officer of Mentoring Works Washington, as they provide an overview of research on race, culture and class in mentoring matches and discuss cultural competency training approaches for programs.
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Webinar: MENTOR Gears Up for 4th Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring 4th Edition – Get a First Look!

Michael Garringer, Director of Knowledge Management (MENTOR): In 1991, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) released the First Edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, which have since become widely accepted as the national and global standards for quality youth mentoring. This fall, the 4th Edition of the Elements will be released, providing the most up-to-date research-informed guide to best practices in the mentoring field (focused on the myriad of research released since 2009’s Third Edition), and elevating the bar for benchmarks and characteristics of quality mentoring programs. The 4th Edition continues to outline six key evidence-based standards to help ensure that as the mentoring field grows, programs remain safe and effective and produce positive outcomes for young people involved.
Register: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Register: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Webinar 4th Edition Elements of Effective Practice Mentoring 2015

MENTOR, U.S.A National Mentoring Partnership Joins Forces with LinkedIn to Mobilize Members to Mentor

MENTOR and LinkedIn
MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership in the U.S.A teamed up with the worlds largest professional network on the Internet, LinkedIn to mobilize members to mentor. LinkedIn has over 380 million members worldwide and given a recent LinkedIn survey finding that 79% of members who are interested in doing skilled volunteering, signaled they would likely consider a mentoring opportunity – of which LinkedIn will use its platform to help connect these 4 million members with opportunities to serve as mentors for under served youth.MENTOR’S CEO David Shapiro stated in a recent news release that “we must close the mentoring gap so that no young person grows up without the critical support and connection to opportunity that a mentor provides” and “LinkedIn members understand the importance of relationships and connections to succeed professionally and by engaging in a dialogue on this topic we can activate people to pay it forward by mentoring a young person.”
There is a dedicated website at where LinkedIn now features member stories highlighting the potential of mentoring relationships in the workplace and in the community between adults and young people. LinkedIn members looking for a mentoring opportunity are directed to MENTOR’s Mentoring Connector.

Summarized from Click here to read the full news release article

Tool Highlight: Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools

This Framework document is a resource for schools that want to implement a mentoring program for all children and youth who could benefit from being involved in a mentoring relationship. You can learn the following:

  • An overview of program types, possible models and the characteristics of mentoring
  • relationships in schools.
  • A strategy outline for planning a formal mentoring program.
  • The identification of community networks and resources to support school initiatives.
  • Resources for further investigation of mentoring programs in the school environment.

Download the Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools
AMP Framework-for-Building-Mentoring-Relationships-in-Schools


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