Create a School-Based Mentor Program
Research has shown that every child who winds up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult. For some students, a school-based mentor program can provide just that by matching students from difficult backgrounds with an adult community member to serve as a role model, supporter and friend. A mentor program can be an effective tier 2 or tier 3 intervention for students in need of additional supports. Hear detailed information about how to implement this valuable intervention at your school. Download the handouts.
After viewing this webinar you should be able to:
- Discuss the benefits of a school-based mentor program for at-risk students.
- Explain the process of creating a school-based mentor program from inception to implementation, including identification and matching of mentors and mentees, training and data collection.
- Be prepared and able to implement a school-based mentor program at your school.
Sarah Kirk is an elementary school counselor at a RAMP-designated school and was a 2019 School Counselor of the Year finalist. She focuses on creating and implementing programs and interventions that meet the needs of the whole child including multitiered systems of support, trauma-informed practices,restorative responses to behavior and a schoolwide kindness initiative.
Original air date: May 15, 2019