Getting Started as a Big Pal
Conversation Starters – 83 Conversation Starters For You to Use with Kids and Teens, Kid Conversation Starters, 29 Big-Hearted Questions, Kid Talk 2.0
Will I Be Able to Understand My Mentee? – This article examines the potential risk of the dominant culture mentoring marginalized youth
Understanding the Impact of Mentoring
Motivating Little Pals + Encouraging Positivity
Growth Mindset for Mentors – This toolkit can help mentors understand growth mindset and how to apply growth mindset strategies to many of the challenges that youth and adults face in life.
Overcoming Relationship Pitfalls – A guide to help plan for and overcome common challenges across the match life cycle.
Free Training from the Conflict Resolution Network – Help your mentee learn healthy conflict resolution skills.
Encouraging Academic + Future Career Success
College Positive Mentoring Toolkit – These materials are intended to empower young people in mentoring programs to consider education beyond high school as a realistic option as well as to equip them with the tools to plan for and attend post-secondary education.
What’s Next? College Knowledge for Mentors and Mentees – This interactive eLearning module was designed to help mentors and mentees explore the elements and attitudes needed for a successful transition to college including choosing a school, financing your education, taking placement exams, and taking ownership of your transition.
K-12 Journey Map – This tool is intended to help youth and mentors track important milestones as youth make the journey from school to post-secondary education and career planning.
Experience Corps Mentor Toolkit – Do you and your Little Pal work on homework together? This is a guide to promote youth academic achievement and social-emotional learning through tutoring sessions.
Working with Little Pals Who Have Emotional or Mental Health Issues
Dealing with Bullies
Promoting Internet Safety
Cultivating Healthy Lifestyles
Teaching Financial Responsibility
Responding to Safety Concerns and Difficult Situations
What to Do When You Suspect Child Abuse – Hotline: 1-800-652-1999