Training Product

Core Mentor Training

  • AUDIENCE: Late adolescents and adults

  • METHOD: eLearning

  • LENGTH: 3 hours

  • DESCRIPTION: 3 course series

    1. Building the Foundation (versions for Community-based, eLearning, Site-based, Group-based, STEM mentors, and Mentoring Adults. Also, instructional materials are available for conducting in-person training of this course.)
    2. Ethics & Safety (versions for Community-based & Site-based)
    3. Building & Maintaining the Relationship
Preparing for Mentoring

Preparing for Mentoring

Provide evidence-based, core, pre-match training to volunteers interested in being a mentor.




Kupersmidt, J. B. & Stelter, R. L. (2013, October). Best practices in mentor training and program assessment. Training presented at the University Massachusetts Boston Center for Evidence-based Mentoring Short Course on Mentoring Youth in the Foster Care System. Boston, MA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Rhodes, J. E., & Stelter, R. L. (2013, January). Mentor training: Cutting edge training tools and resources and innovations in collaborative partnerships. Paper presented at the 2013 National Mentoring Summit: Washington DC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Rhodes, J. E., & Stelter, R. L. (2012, January). Research-based mentor training and support. Paper presented at the 2012 National Mentoring Summit: Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child, Washington, DC.


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