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SHIELD Mentor Program Curriculum Guide 2015-2016 SHIELD Mentoring Model

 

If you didn't know about our Mentoring Model, here are some fast facts:

SHIELD provides a facilitated curriculum-based, year-long leadership building intensive program.

SHIELD gives adolescents the opportunity to attend group mentoring workshops and correspond via e-mail on a variety of leadership development topics to prevent youth from making poor life decisions, engage them into constructive activities and enhance a positive future through an environment that is exciting, inspirational, engaging and educational.

SHIELD trains community members who share the mentoring spirit throughout the community to become self-sufficient role models.  Together, youth and adults participate in interactive workshops and team building exercises.

SHIELD offers mentoring sessions in which adolescents can spend time engaged in constructive and meaningful programs built towards their development focused on equipping them with a plan, a task, and a path.

SHIELD's unique approach specializes in the integration of group mentoring, online mentoring and peer mentoring, which enables youth to receive greater positive influences from more than one individual.

SHIELD's services are two-fold in that we train community members who share the mentoring spirit throughout the community to become role models as well as provide mentoring sessions in which the youth can spend time engaged in constructive and meaningful programs built towards their development.

SHIELD subscribes to the Elements of Effective Practice (EEP), research and evidence‐based standards and guidelines for the development and operation of safe and effective mentoring as developed by MENTOR including implementing practices around: recruitment of Mentors and Mentees, Mentor and Mentee screening, Mentor training, matching of Mentors to Mentees, monitoring, support, and closure.

 

Curriculum

The implementation of the curriculum is fully aligned with SHIELDs desired outcomes in core impact areas allowing participants to practice new behaviors, such as better communication, assertiveness, cooperation and problem solving. READ MORE>>