AMP Mentoring Resources
Did you know that the Alberta Mentoring Partnership website (www.albertamentors.ca) houses lots of mentoring tools and resources? The following resources are provided by AMP and can serve as a selection of very helpful resources for you and your organization.
Here’s a selection. Check out the AMP website for even more tools and resources!
1. Online Mentee and Mentor Training (View)
The on-line training for Mentees provides an overview of some of the core concepts of being a Mentee and what it means to be a Mentee. To learn more about how to use the Mentee Training please download the Mentee Training Handbook
The On-line training for Mentors training provides an overview of some of the core concepts of mentoring and what it means to be a mentor. The On-line training consists of one course on mentoring; 5 short modules and then a quick quiz to complete at the end.
2. Strength-Based Mentoring and Practice Resources (View)
A strength-based mentoring approach has as its focus the identification, exploration, and use of strengths in children and youth to foster positive mental health outcomes at school, at home and in the community. Those supporting a strength perspective view children and youth as having “self-righting potential.” In other words, they can draw on their strengths to constructively navigate life challenges with resilience. Positive youth development is viewed, therefore, not as the absence of risk behaviour, but rather as the presence of positive attributes and relationships that support children and youth in reaching their full potential.
3. Create a Mentoring Program Toolkit (View)
Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes but there are some key components that help to ensure quality and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community are fulfilled.
4. Tools for Mentoring in Aboriginal Communities (View)
The following document and associated tools have been developed with the kind and generous support of Bent Arrow Healing Society, Full Circle Mentoring Program in Wood Buffalo, BBBS-Calgary, and BBBS-Edmonton. The guidelines are intended to support community-based groups and organizations that are striving to develop and deliver quality mentoring programs to children and youth of Aboriginal descent. They are based upon research and the combined expertise of those who are already doing this important work. They should be used in conjunction with other valuable resources such as the Handbook for Aboriginal Mentoring and Mentoring Programs for Aboriginal Youth.
5. Tools for Mentoring in Immigrant Communities (View)
The following document and associated tools have been developed with the kind and generous support of BBBS-Calgary, BBBS-Edmonton, and the Canadian-Somali Cultural Society. Many of the resources have been adapted from Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth: A Toolkit for Program Coordinators1 . They are intended to support community- based groups and organizations that are striving to develop and deliver quality mentoring programs to children and youth who are new to Canada. The tools are based upon research and the combined expertise of those who are already doing this important work.
6. Mentor Promotional Material (View)
Take some time and take a look at all of the freely available marketing and promotional material you can use to promote Mentoring for your organization. Some of the materials included are PDF posters, logos, presentations, images, pamphlets and videos.
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