Strengthening Native Community Commitment Through Mentoring Guidebook
Year Published: Not Dated
Mentor Consulting Group
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs
This guidebook was designed to assist individuals who wish to begin, maintain, and evaluate a youth mentoring program in a community, school, workplace, or church, or want to improve and expand an already existing mentoring initiative. It specifically provides enrichment materials to assist Native Americans in North America to establish mentoring programs that are suitable for their own communities, and may help them create and build programs for youth that are based on ancient tradition and cultures. The author includes a historical perspective of mentoring, analyzes related research, and discusses how to start a mentoring program, create an advisory council, assess the need of a mentoring program, identify program resources, set standards and competencies, and establish goals and objectives. The author also includes information on how to implement, market, raise funds for, and evaluate a mentoring program. The book includes several appendices containing forms and letters that can be used whendeveloping and implementing a mentoring program.