What do group mentors do?
Our group mentors work with a team of 3-4 students in a classroom setting (each class will have 20-25 students, broken down into groups with other mentors) from 3:30-5p.m. All meetings are scheduled in advance. Innovative curriculum incorporates: Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, Creighton Business Ethics Alliance for Youth and UNO Service Learning Academy.
In the classroom mentors:
- Commit to volunteering for a minimum of 1 school year, 3 visits (1.5 hrs each) per month
- Engage students in the meeting
- Team up with P4K program coordinators to guide students through the various curriculum topics
- Facilitate classroom activities that reinforce the lesson being taught at each meeting
- Build relationships with your small group
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Outside the classroom, mentors will:
- Make weekly contact with a student in the small group – text message, phone call, Facebook, email, etc.
- Personalize and mail postcards
- Participate in educational or cultural outings with their small group
While more structured than traditional one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring offers stability and the unique opportunity to influence more students through exercises designed to increase meaningful conversation, allow insight into the student’s social life, navigate group dynamics and encourage personal growth.
We respect and value the time mentors dedicate to Partnership 4 Kids and we want to provide our mentors with tools and resources that will enhance your mentoring relationship. As a mentor, you can expect:
- Support and case management from both program and recruitment staff
- Ongoing mentor training and development
- To complete annual surveys to offer program feedback and information on your mentoring experience
- To receive ongoing recognition and support for program participation