College Positive Mentoring Toolkit

  • Description of Resource:

    The College Positive Mentoring Toolkit is designed to provide mentors with information, conversation starters, match activity ideas, and ready-to-use activities to help their mentees take important steps toward higher education. The materials are divided into sections dedicated to the needs of elementary, middle school, and high school students. Checklists for each age range highlight important milestones and steps youth should take on their journey toward higher education.

    Although many college prep resources are targeted at only older students or focus on the college application and financial aid processes, these materials also lay the foundation starting at a young age and helping youth see college as something that is not only desirable, but something that they can achieve.


    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.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Intended for use with all age ranges of mentees and in any site- or community-based program that seeks to encourage youth to plan for a successful future.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Monitoring and Support

    Key Personnel:

    None required, although program staff may want to review the use of these materials with mentors.

    Additional Information:


  • Resource Name:

    College Positive Mentoring Toolkit


    Mentor Michigan


    Mentor Michigan and Michigan Campus Compact

    Date of Publication:


    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts

  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    The toolkit is available free on the Mentor Michigan site at:,4618,7-193-27047-257240--,00.html

    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

  • References:


College Positive Mentoring

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