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Monthly Mentoring Discussion Guides- Alternate Pathways

For pairs/students in gap/service year program, certification programs, military or employment. Look here for your monthly discussion guides. Used during monthly meetings, these guides help drive discussions to strengthen the mentoring relationship and ensure students stay on track to start on-time and persist in their post-secondary pathway.

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JULY Class of 2018
Reflecting on Your Relationship  This month, using the prompts below, you should begin by sharing reflections on your mentoring relationship with each other.  Next, use this opportunity to revisit your plans for how you will communicate...
JULY Class of 2019
Reflecting on Your Relationship and Working Together in the Post-Secondary Program We are excited for you to participate in the Post-Secondary Program. This month, using the prompts below, you should begin by sharing reflections on your mentoring...
AUGUST Class of 2018
Strengthening Your Mentoring Relationship and Planning for the Year Ahead August is a busy time but a great time to talk about future plans.   This month, using the prompts below,  reflect on your mentoring relationship and discus...
AUGUST Class of 2019
Strengthening Your Mentoring Relationship,  Program Engagement and Starting  Your Pathway  On-Time   We believe that when pairs that stay together after high school, mentees have an even stronger chance of starting colleg...
SEPTEMBER Class of 2019
Transitions, Time Management, and Starting Strong As summer comes to a close,  mentoring pairs should take time this month to discuss the transition from high school, the importance of time management, and starting strong in the fall.  ...
SEPTEMBER Class of 2018
Transitions, Time Management, and Starting Strong As summer comes to a close,  mentoring pairs should take time this month to discuss  the importance of time management, and starting strong in the fall.  Not sure which non-college...
OCTOBER Class of 2019
Growth Mindset, Program Performance Check-In, Financial Aid and Transfer Support With the fall semester in full-swing, now is the time to check-in on program participation and performance.  Pairs should take time this month to talk about fixed...
OCTOBER Class of 2018
Growth Mindset, Program Performance Check-In, Financial Aid and Transfer Support With the fall semester in full-swing, now is the time to check-in on program participation and performance.  Pairs should take time this month to talk about fixed...
NOVEMBER Class of 2019
Finding Community, Plans for Holiday Breaks,  and Performance Check-In A common barrier to persistence in alternate pathway programs is a lack of a sense of belonging or satisfaction within one's program or place of employment. Pairs shoul...
NOVEMBER Class of 2018
Finding Community, Plans for Holiday Breaks,  and Performance Check-In A common barrier to persistence in alternate pathway programs is a lack of a sense of belonging or satisfaction within one's program or place of employment. Pairs shoul...
DECEMBER CLASS of 2019
Mentoring Relationship Check-In and Preparing for Spring Term Studies have shown that a mentoring relationship is only as strong as the time one takes to reflect on what makes it successful. Effective mentoring relationships have been characteriz...
DECEMBER Class of 2018
Mentoring Relationship Check-In and Preparing for Spring Term Studies have shown that a mentoring relationship is only as strong as the time one takes to reflect on what makes it successful. Effective mentoring relationships have been characteriz...
January Class of 2019
Checking In: Your Mentoring Relationship, Starting Strong, and Finding Community Effective mentoring relationships have been characterized by reciprocity, mutual respect, clear expectations, personal connections, and shared values. Take time this m...
January Class of 2018
Mentoring Relationship Check-In, Starting Strong 2nd Semester and Finding Community  Effective mentoring relationships have been characterized by reciprocity, mutual respect, clear expectations, personal connections, and shared values. Take ti...
February Class of 2019
Normalizing Challenges, Deep-Dive Participation/Performance Check-In and Accessing Support It is worth restating our belief that when pairs stay together after high school, mentees have an even stronger chance of starting and persisting in an alt...
February Class of 2018
Normalizing Challenges, Deep-Dive Participation/Performance Check-In and Accessing Support It is worth restating our belief that when pairs stay together after high school, mentees have an even stronger chance of starting and persisting in an alt...
March Class of 2019
Staying Focused on Persistence and Planning for Summer  With the spring in full-swing and summer quickly approaching, mentoring pairs should take time this month to discuss planning for a summer internship or other career exploration/develop...
March Class of 2018
Staying Focused on Persistence and Planning for Summer  With the spring in full-swing and summer quickly approaching, mentoring pairs should take time this month to discuss planning for a summer internship or other career exploration/develop...
April Class of 2019
Finishing Strong and Establishing a Legacy  As the end of the spring approaches,  mentees should use this monthly discussion to focus on finishing strong and thinking about the legacy you want to establish in their program/job. Discuss...
April Class of 2018
Finishing Strong and Establishing a Legacy  As the end of the spring approaches,  mentees should use this monthly discussion to focus on finishing strong and thinking about the legacy you want to establish in their program/job. Discuss...
May Class of 2019
Reflecting on the Year and Maximizing Summer Experiences This month, you will take time to celebrate and reflect  on the relationship you’ve developed over the past year. Additionally, mentees will reflect on their first year of college ...
May Class of 2018
Reflecting on the Year and Maximizing Summer Experiences This month, you will take time to celebrate and reflect  on the relationship you’ve developed over the past year. Additionally, mentees will reflect on their second year after high...