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Programs and Services: Mentoring

P.R.I.D.E Mentoring Program envisions Halifax Community College male students experiencing healthy one-to-one and/or group relationships, with the support of the community and HCC, which in turn allows each of them to develop into independent and self assured men capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members in society.

Mentor Interest Survey
Mentee Interest Survey
Mentor's Monthly Report

P.R.I.D.E. Mentors generally fit into any of the following categories:

Academic/Tutor Mentoring Programs
Pairs one young person with an adult mentor
Generally includes intensive screening
Parental/Family involvement in the process
Support structures in place
Buddy/Pal Mentoring Program
Examples- breakfast, lunch, snack buddies
One hour once a week, twice a month
Spend time in a school setting having break, lunch or a snack with a mentee
Career Exploration Mentoring
Focus more narrowly on establishing a career path
Young people learn about a career and receive career coaching
Can be conducted at a workplace or one-on-one
Faith-based Mentoring
Brings Mentors and mentees together in a place of worship
Can reach potential mentors and mentees in a way that other mentoring programs may not
Churches may consider mentoring as an outreach ministry
The faith community has many resources for mentoring
The faith community can define its goals and outcomes-developing self-esteem, tutoring, social etc.
One-On-One Mentoring
Pairs one young person with an adult mentor
Generally includes intensive screening
Parental/Family involvement in the process
Support structures in place
Personal Development and Civic Responsibility
Focus on helping students develop positive behaviors
Focus on mentor and mentee volunteering for community service projects or Community Service Work Days (MLK, Make A Difference Day, National Youth Service Day
School-based Mentoring
Activities and get togethers occur at school
Activities generally are geared to academics
School setting has many resources ? media center, computer lab
Teachers can provide guidance and support
Transportation in general is not a problem
Team Mentoring
Several mentors are assigned to a group of mentees
Mentors and mentees have the opportunity to interact with more people
If one mentor misses a session, another mentor can fill in
Generally works with professionals with busy schedules
Mentees can interact with their peers
Tech Mentors
Links students to adults via the internet
Busy mentors who have limited time to get involved with students
Enhances student computer skills
Builds a relationship between a student and adult mentor
Students can be linked with an adult locally, nationally or internationally
Workplace Mentoring
A business/company hosts young people at the workplace
Young people would require traveling to and from the workplace
Employees are given release time to mentor
Activities and goals depend on the type of business and employees interest
Focus can be on technical skills, understanding of the workplace, career exploration
Access to resources, equipment, space and other tools
Broadens a young persons experiences, introduces new career options
Enhances the company?s image and boost morale
Employees are spending more time at work, therefore, this option is convenient and allows more time with mentee

Additional mentoring resources:

Mentoring Presentations 1 | 2 | 3
Mentoring Brochure
Policies and Procedures
Mentor Recruiting Plan
RAP Creed
RAP Session Brochure
Training & Workshop Manual

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