ERIC Number: ED353346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Mentoring Program. Program Operation Training Manual.
New York State Mentoring Program, New York.
This document is a manual for training personnel working with programs in the New York State Mentoring Program (NYSMP), which promotes mentoring as a way of motivating children to stay in school and make successful transitions to adulthood. Section 1 treats the state program's operating structure, covering general broad objectives, a mentoring database, the role and work of an advisory committee, and mentoring programs for middle school children; it also describes the appropriateness of mentoring for this age level, program structures, the mentor role, and special challenges for this age group. Section 2, "Elements of Effective Programs," covers mentor/protege recruitment, screening, selection, and retention; and matching mentors and proteges. Section 3, "School-Based Mentoring Programs," treats planning teams, assessing student needs and available resources, developing a mission statement, establishing goals and objectives, and developing an action plan. Section 4, "Models for Installing Mentoring Programs," describes the Corporate Mentoring Program at Schenectady (New York) Schools, the Advanced Studies Mentors Program at a Bronx (New York) intermediate school, and a pilot sixth grade mentoring program at a New York City junior high school. Section 5, "Evaluating Your Mentoring Program," includes suggestions for program structuring, implementing, and reporting; and sample forms for coordinators, mentor feedback, protege feedback, and a parent questionnaire. (JB)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Intermediate Grades, Mentors, Middle Schools, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Role Models, School Personnel, State Programs, Student Motivation, Training, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Mentoring Program, New York.