Mentor Resources

tools to help mentors prepare, relate to and communicate with their mentees

the power of relationships

Preparing for your Visits

  • School Websites - Click on Partner Schools, find your county, school and then go to their staff page.  Scroll down to your mentee's teacher's name and site. You will find a wealth of information including weekly schedules, upcoming field trips or events, homework assignments, etc... lots of insight into your mentee's life! You can email the teacher and ask to be on their weekly newsletter is you want to keep up with what is going on in class. 

  • Mentor Guidebook - Tools and tips for mentoring like questions to ask, what do in certain situations, etc. Click HERE to download the document. 

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Learn More about Mentoring

Books, Websites and Blogs:

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr. Ruby Payne

  • The Mentor’s Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed

  • Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story

  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

  • The Miracles of Mentoring: How to Encourage and Lead Future Generations

  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

  • Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

  • Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It

  • When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

  • ​The Mentoring Project

  • America's Promise Alliance

  • National Mentoring Partnership

  • Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

  • Child Abuse Reporting Guidelines (- Greenville County Schools)

  • Career Readiness Standards -expected mindset and behaviors for students' career readiness

  • Helping Kids in Crisis (- American School Counselor Association)

  • Developmental Assets List

  • Practical resources from the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

  • Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth

  • National Mentoring Resource Center Blog

If there is something else you need, please email info@mentorupstate.org or your school counselor.

click on the link to read about two mentors' experience!