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Monthly Mentoring Discussion Guides- College Pathway

For pairs/students on college pathway. 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 persist and complete college.

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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...
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...
AUGUST Class of 2019
Strengthening Your Mentoring Relationship,  Program Engagement and Starting College On-Time   W e believe that when pairs that stay together after high school, mentees have an even stronger chance of starting college on-time and per...
AUGUST Class of 2018
Strengthening Your Mentoring Relationship,  Program Engagement and Starting College On-Time   We believe that when pairs that stay together after high school, mentees have an even stronger chance of starting college on-time and persi...
SEPTEMBER Class of 2019
Time Management, Finding Community and Accessing Support  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 f...
SEPTEMBER Class of 2018
Time Management, Finding Community and Accessing Support  As the fall semester begins, there are three things all students can do to set themselves up for success: find community , access student support services , and develop strong time m...
OCTOBER Class of 2019
Growth Mindset, Academic Check-In, and FAFSA Renewal With the fall semester in full-swing, now is the time to check-in on course schedules and academics.  Pairs should take time this month to talk about fixed vs growth mindsets, an important c...
OCTOBER Class of 2018
Growth Mindset, Academic Check-In, and FAFSA Renewal With the fall semester in full-swing, now is the time to check-in on course schedules and academics.  Pairs should take time this month to talk about fixed vs growth mindsets, an important c...
NOVEMBER Class of 2019
Finding Community on Campus, Plans for Winter Break, and Finishing Strong A common barrier to persistence in year one of college is finding and feeling a sense of belonging within the campus community. Pairs should use this month's meeting to d...
NOVEMBER Class of 2018
Finding Community on Campus, Plans for Winter Break, and Finishing Strong A common barrier to persistence in the first two years of college is finding and feeling a sense of belonging within the campus community. Pairs should use this month's m...
DECEMBER CLASS OF 2019
Mentoring Relationship Check-In and Preparing for Second Semester 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 charact...
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
Mentoring Relationship Check-In, Starting Strong 2nd Semester and Finding Community on Campus Effective mentoring relationships have been characterized by reciprocity, mutual respect, clear expectations, personal connections, and shared values. Tak...
January Class of 2018
Mentoring Relationship Check-In, Starting Strong 2nd Semester and Finding Community on Campus Effective mentoring relationships have been characterized by reciprocity, mutual respect, clear expectations, personal connections, and shared values. Tak...
February Class of 2019
Normalizing Academic Challenges, Deep-Dive Academic 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 college on-time and persisting i...
February Class of 2018
Normalizing Academic 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 ...
March Class of 2019
Staying Focused on Persistence and Planning for Summer Internship With the semester 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/...
March Class of 2018
Staying Focused on Persistence and Planning for Summer Internship 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/de...
April Class of 2019
Finishing Strong and Establishing a Legacy on Campus As the end of the semester, and first year of college, approaches, mentees should use this monthly discussion to focus on finishing strong and thinking about the legacy you want to establish on c...
April Class of 2018
Finishing Strong and Establishing a Legacy on Campus As the end of the semester, and your second year of college, approaches, mentees should use this monthly discussion to focus on finishing strong and thinking about the legacy you want to establis...
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 and pl...
May Class of 2018
Reflecting on the Year and Maximizing Summer Experiences This month, you will take time to celebrate and reflect w on the relationship you’ve developed over the past year. Additionally, mentees will reflect on their first year of college and ...