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Building your Capacity

Mentors need help, too. This section provides various resources to help expand your knowledge and build your skillset.

Articles

Developing a Strong Relationship
How you relate to your mentee may be even more important than the material you cover. Expressing a genuine interest in your mentee is critical to building a strong relationship. This interest is expressed by asking thoughtful, engaging questions; al...
The Many Roles of an Effective Mentor
As a mentor, you play a fluid role with your mentee. You supplement the parents, teachers, counselors, and other caring adults in their lives to ensure that students can successfully graduate high school and plan a future that’s best for them....
A Great Mentor's Key Qualities
This article helps to assist mentors gain a better understanding of what success looks like in pair relationships. It is often hard to recognize success in the moment, but there are some markers to look out and strive for. Many of our students will ...
When Your Mentee Doesn't Participate Regularly
This article is meant to help mentors navigate the program when their mentees are inconsistent. There will always be ebbs and flows with any pair relationship. However, you may only know some context when there's a drop off in communication and ...
Working with a Student who is Learning English
While the curriculum is designed to support all mentees and mentors in their communication, you might need to use additional resources when working with a student who is learning the English language. Below are some tips from a mentor in the iMentor...
Mentoring an International Student
This article helps build mentors' understanding of the unique challenges that their international mentee may face. Use this information to gain awareness of the issues, and visit resources provided. Language & Culture Amer...
How to Mentor a Student with Academic Challenges
This article serves to help mentors assist mentees in their academic endeavors, even if they are not struggling. Note: there are privacy rules in place in which schools do not share grades, report cards, test scores, or any transcripts with an...
How to Develop a Growth Mindset Voice
Your mentee is working towards developing and utilizing a growth mindset. Simply put, a growth mindset is the belief that intelligence is malleable and with effort, new skills can be acquired.  Use this resource as a way to help your mentee i...
A Mentor's Guide to Youth Development
This article is meant to address mentors' inquiries on youth development, in general. Youth development is an approach to working with youth that believes they are best able to thrive when they are supported across all sectors of the community....