Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Career and Mentor Resources
Be A Mentor in Charleston, South Carolina, has provided a helpful list of resources for mentors. The topics include "Connecting with Your Mentee," "Lunch Buddies" (Look at this whether you do the lunch buddies model or not.) and "Career Path Mentoring," which includes information on financial aid, financial literacy, budgeting, etc.
Be A Mentor is the lunch buddies model oriented toward careers and for older students, e.g., middle school.
About Be A Mentor from its website:
"Be A Mentor was founded in 2004 as an umbrella organization that worked to recruit and refer individuals who were interested in mentoring to organizations throughout The Lowcountry. In 2010, Be A Mentor launched their own mentoring Lunch Buddy programs that worked to fill the need for in-school mentoring.
In the past three years, the Lunch Buddies program has expanded into nine elementary schools and three middle schools. Through weekly meetings, our mentors work to instill confidence, build social and emotional skills, as well as work to ensure that every child has a caring adult in their lives.
Be A Mentor will continue to expand our programs for the 2013-2014 academic years. In Fall 2013, we will debut our new program, Project SHINE. Project SHINE will focus on career exploration and academic success at the middle school grade levels. Mentors in Project SHINE will be given the opportunity to work one on one with a middle school student and together they will be able to work on setting and reaching goals."