• 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.

    Learning objectives:

    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

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