The Mentor Zone
You've made a significant commitment in becoming a mentor, and you're working hard to make this a meaningful experience for your mentee. We want to help make that happen!
This page will provide you helpful resources to enhance your mentoring, including fun videos, important links, and insightful graphics. Check back here regularly for new, fresh content, and scan the bottom to register for extra, match-only events!
Some resources to up your game and help you to develop into a rock star mentor!
The 5 C's
These flashcards provide mentors concrete ways to help mentees develop the fundamental 5 C's of positive youth development, provided by MENTOR and Lerner, Brittian, and Fay.View Flashcards »
The Basics of Resilience
We strive to build the resilience of kids in our program, and a mentor is a powerful protective factor against elements of risk in their lives. Learn more about resilience from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.Watch Now »
Unsure how to broach this difficult topic but concerned about your mentee? Along with talking to your Mentoring Specialist, check out this handout from the CO Department of Public Health & Environment for some guidance.View Handout »
"Don't Call Them Dropouts"
America's Promise Alliance provides important insight into the experiences of students who struggle to complete high school.Watch Now »
For those times when you and your mentee just aren't sure what to do.
Things to Do
We've developed a long list of activities you and your mentee might consider. Take a look, try a few, and add some of your own. Let us know some of your favorites!Scan the List »
Mile High on the Cheap
This great website provides updates on free or cheap happenings all around the metro area.View Site »
Cultural Events Calendar
Interested in encountering novel experiences and new cultures? Want to help your mentee learn more about how other groups of people live, or even explore his or her own heritage further. Check out this calendar of area events and exhibits.View Calendar »
Tools & Links
Things you might find helpful.
Access your CiviCore portal for logging mentoring time.Mentor Portal »
Colorado Crisis Services
Is your mentee (or anyone in your life) struggling with thoughts of hurting him or herself? Check out the resources from Colorado Crisis Services, while also chatting with your Mentoring Specialist.Visit Site »