The Wisdom of Age: A Guide for Staff

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This guide provides resources and tools for program staff to best recruit, train, and support mentors over the age of 50. After exploring the benefits to recruiting mentors over the age of 50, the guide includes a series of “ready-to-use” tools, templates and training exercises aimed to build the mentoring relationships between youth and 50+ mentors. This guide acts as a supplement to MENTOR’s How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program Using the Elements of Effective PracticeTM - a toolkit that provides strategies for developing and strengthening youth mentoring programs.

    Goals:

    To equip program staff with resources and tools to best recruit, train, and support mentors over the age of 50.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Program staff (especially trainers and match support personnel)

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    All

    Key Personnel:

    N/A

    Additional Information:

    In addition to this guide, MENTOR has published a companion piece, The Wisdom of Age: A Handbook for Mentors. This handbook provides hands-on training tools and exercises for older mentors over the age of 50 to help them effectively connect with and support young people. This guide can be accessed here.

    This publication was funded by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

  • Resource Name:

    The Wisdom of Age: A Guide for Staff

    Publisher/Source:

    MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

    Author:

    MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

    Date of Publication:

    None specified

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts








  • Evaluation Methodology:

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    Evaluation Outcomes:

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    Evaluation Validity:

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  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource can be accessed freely online on MENTOR’s website: https://www.mentoring.org/new-site/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wisdom_of_Age-A_Handbook_for_Staff.pdf















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