For Parents & Guardians

1: Getting Started

Guide to Mentoring for Parents and Guardians

This customizable Word template for a parent handbook can help programs alleviate the many concerns that parents of mentees might have about your program, as well as providing advice for parents on how they can encourage their child's mentoring relationship.

Involving Parents in Mentoring Programs (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores ways in which mentoring programs can more proactively involve parents of participating youth.

2: Preparing for the Mentoring Relationship

The brief video, Preparing for Your Mentoring Relationship, was created for prospective youth mentees by experienced youth mentees (the Executive Youth Board of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota). In the video, youth explain concepts related to mentoring and mentors’ roles; they also identify a range of reactions youth might have about starting a mentoring relationship.

Preparing for Your Mentoring Relationship