Building a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program

By the Alberta Mentoring Partnership

Reprinted from the introduction 

Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes, but some key components help to ensure excellence and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community are fulfilled.

This document contains steps to support the development and implementation of a community-based mentoring program. These steps are primarily generic and are intended to support a range of different kinds of programs. Each of the steps has specific resources attached to help you move forward in your program design and Implementation.

If you are working with a unique or diverse community, please supplement these steps with the tools and resources included under the Customized Tools tab on the AMP Website. These additional tools have been developed to support mentoring programs with youth who are in care, and immigrant, refugee, Indigenous communities

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