As a state that is continuously spotlighted nationally for its perils with youth violence, mentoring has been shown to be among the solutions to curb this epidemic. Studies have shown that youth having access to a positive mentor in their lives can significantly improve their academic and social outcomes. Therefore, as mentoring becomes more and more prevalent in the lives of our youth today, it is imperative the programs and organizations are utilizing best practice standards.
Please join the Illinois Mentoring Partnership on Thursday, October 13th from 9am to 12pm, as we unveil and discuss the newly revised Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring outlines six national, evidence-based standards that mentoring programs should follow in an effort to best serve youth.
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand the six key elements to effectively create and manage a youth mentoring program
- Critically analyze their programs and brainstorm ideas to strengthen or change program delivery
- Meet and/or get reacquainted with the Illinois Mentoring Partnership and learn about ways we support programs throughout the state via the National Mentoring Resource Center as well as applying for the Gold Star designation for Illinois mentoring program
Check-in is from 8:30am-9am. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available.
Please contact Cheryl Howard-Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.