Men in Mentoring Toolkit

  • Description of Resource:

    The Men in Mentoring Toolkit offers a collection of talking points, targeted messages, and strategies for getting men interested in serving as mentors. The materials are organized around several key themes and messages men may benefit from hearing:

    • Awareness: Making the Case
    • Understanding: The Role of Stories
    • Comfort: You Can Do It
    • Commitment: Let’s Be Clear About Things
    • Success: The Ability to Win
    • Closing/Making the Ask
    • Overcoming Objections/Concerns

    There are additional talking points provided for various groups that might be targeted (older men, younger men) and that might be doing the asking (women, religious leaders, employers, etc.). For each of these groups, the toolkit provides specific talking points and a downloadable podcast of practitioners talking about strategies they believe have been effective. Lastly, the toolkit provides steps designed to ensure that men follow through on their interest after filling out an initial application.


    This resource is intended to facilitate recruiting more male mentors who are an appropriate fit for a program and thus increase capacity for serving youth in need, especially boys.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Targets male volunteers; for use in any program that could benefit from more male mentors.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:


    Key Personnel:

    None, although the toolkit does provide some guidance for different groups or individuals who might be asking men to consider mentoring.

    Additional Information:


  • Resource Name:

    Men in Mentoring Toolkit


    Mentor Michigan


    Michigan Community Service Commission and Mentor Michigan

    Date of Publication:

    N/A ?

    Resource Type:

    Recruitment and Marketing Tools

  • 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 Men in Mentoring Toolkit has been generously shared as a free resource for practitioners to access and download on the Mentor Michigan website at:,4618,7-193-27047-211411--,00.html

    This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit

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Men in Mentoring Toolkit

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