ERIC Number: ED302759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
CUNY/BOE Student Mentor Program: A Collaborative Program. Mentor Handbook.
Kwalick, Barry; And Others
The City University of New York/New York City Board of Education (CUNY/BOE) Student Mentor Program is a collaborative program sponsored by the CUNY Office of Student Affairs in which college students serve as mentors to high school students. The main goal of the program is to form solid relationships between college and high school students in order to prevent the high school students from dropping out of school. This is a handbook designed to prepare college students for their roles as mentors for which they earn college credit and are graded. The handbook begins by defining "mentoring" and giving an overview of the program, including its origins, goals, and structure. Information about potential concerns is given in the form of 12 questions and answers. Topics include: what is expected of the mentor, characteristics of the mentee, how mentors and mentees are paired, when and how mentors and mentees will meet together, content of the program, and kinds of activities for mentors and mentees to do together. Advice on dealing with difficulties in mentoring is provided. Appendices include the mentee parent letter and permission form, mentee commitments, guidelines for goal setting, and sample goal planning worksheets. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Urban Affairs.