Core training for parents or guardians of mentees

  • AUDIENCE: Parents of mentees (8 – 18 years old)

  • METHOD: e-Learning

  • LENGTH: 1 hour

  • DESCRIPTION: 6 lessons

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Building the Foundation for Parents/Guardians

Prepare parents or guardians to support their child being in a close, positive, effective relationship with a mentor through learning about what mentoring is, the roles that mentors should and should not play, what they can do to support the relationship, and how to get started.


Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & McNeil, S. (2016, October). What is a mentor? Building the foundation web-based training for mentees and their parents. Paper presented at the 2016 Society for Research in Child Development Technology and Media in Children’s Development Special Topics Meeting. Irvine, California.

Stelter, R.L., & Schwartz, S. (2015, January). Helping close the mentoring gap: Innovative approaches to training and engaging youth and their caregivers. Paper presented at the 2015 National Mentoring Summit: Expanding the Mentoring Effect, Washington DC.


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