For Mentees: Preparing for a Mentoring Relationship

Watch this short video, then check out the links below to find worksheets, handouts and other activities meant to help mentees prepare for a mentoring relationship.

 

Getting Started
Icebreaker: Trivia Bingo - Training New Mentees Activity #1 from the National Mentoring Center
The Safe Approach to Role Playing - Training New Mentees Activity #4 from the National Mentoring Center
Launching the Mentor Relation-ship (worksheet) - Training New Mentees Activity #5 from the National Mentoring Center
Mentee Panel - Training New Mentees Activity #9 from the National Mentoring Center
Preparing Participants for Mentoring - From the U.S. Department of Education and the Mentoring Resource Center

ROLES - What is a mentor? What is a mentee?
Have You Ever Had a Mentor? - Training New Mentees Activity #2 from the National Mentoring Center
Being a Great Mentee - Training New Mentees Activity #6 from the National Mentoring Center
My Mentor's Role in My Life - From Search Institute
Tools for Mentoring Adolescents: Aren't Mentors for Little Kids? - From the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

RELATIONSHIPS - You get what you put into them
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Communication Plan - From the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
Peanut Butter and Jelly - Training New Mentees Activity #3 from the National Mentoring Center
Mentor Panel - Training New Mentees Activity #8 from the National Mentoring Center
What You Hear, What You See - Training New Mentees Activity #10 from the National Mentoring Center
Tools for Mentoring Adolescents: What's Hot? What's Not? - From the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

SAFETY & BOUNDARIES - Having a mentor sounds good, but I'm still a little nervous!
"One Thing I Know About Adults" - Training New Mentees Activity #7 from the National Mentoring Center
Kidpower - Resource website for training youth about safety
Child Welfare Information Gateway - From the Administration for Children & Families
McGruff.org - Safety materials for Kids from the National Crime Prevention Council; also see Parent Materials

GOALS - What do I want to achieve? How can my mentor help?
Setting and Reaching Goals Worksheet - From Search Institute

ACTIVITIES - So, what do we do together? 
A Years' Worth of Mentoring Activities - From the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
The My Mentor & Me series - Activity compilation from The Governor's Prevention Partnership in Connecticut

Wrapping Up
The Mentoring Monument - Training New Mentees Activity #11 from the National Mentoring Center

Additional Resources
Orientation Agenda for Mentees and Parents/Guardians - From MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership
Tips for Intake and Orientation for Mentees and Parents/Guardians - From the Mentoring Partnership of New York
Mentee Roles & Responsibilities Worksheet - From the Mentoring Partnership of New York
Photo Release Form - From the Maryland Mentoring Partnership
Preparing Mentees for Success: A Program Manager's Guide - From The EMT Group
Training New Mentees: A Manual for Preparing Youth in Mentoring Programs - From the National Mentoring Center
Enriching the Mentee Experience through Ongoing Mentee Training - From the Mentoring Resource Center
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Best Buy Children's Foundation

This training resource is made possible thanks to generous support from the Best Buy Children's Foundation.