Considerations for Mentoring Indigenous Children and Youth

By Alberta Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Resource Center

Description of Resource:

This guide contains 10 considerations for the design and delivery of quality mentoring programs for and with children, youth and families of Indigenous descent, including creating inclusive advisory groups, tips for recruitment and retention and screening of indigenous and non-indigenous mentors, and key understandings and terminology related to acknowledging identity and land. These considerations are based on research and the combined expertise Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, as well as children, youth, mentors, educators, and other partners.

Goals:

To equip program coordinators with recommendations for the design and delivery of quality mentoring programs for and with children, youth, and families of Indigenous descent.

Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

This guide is intended to support primarily non-Indigenous organizations that desire to develop and deliver quality mentoring programs for and with children, youth, and families of Indigenous descent.

Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

All

Key Personnel:

Mentoring Program Coordinators

Additional Information:

The guide provides an extensive list of organizations as well as community elders who provided guidance and insight into the recommendations found in the guide.

 

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