An Asset-Building Checklist
for Mentoring Organizations
What’s Different about Mentoring
Programs That Build Assets?
Strategies into Mentor Recruitment
Strategies into Mentor Screening
Strategies into Orientation and Training
Strategies into Match Support
What Is My Role as a Mentor?
Frequently Asked Questions
about Being a Mentor
What Are Developmental Assets?
What Is Asset Building?
The Role of Peer Mentors
Developmental Stages of Young People
Safety, Liability, and Boundaries
Making the Time: Including Your
Mentee in Your Already Busy Life
Mentors Aren’t Made of Money
Engaging in Good Conversation
Little Things Can Mean a Lot!
Modeling Positive Behavior
Common Phases of a Mentoring Relationship
Are We Having Fun Yet?!
Motivating Your Mentee to Want to Learn
Seeking Additional Support
Exploring Opportunities for Growth
What to Do When the Relationship Ends
Looking Back on
Your Mentoring Experience
My Mentor’s Role in My Life
Communicating with My Mentor
Handling Conﬂict with My Mentor
Saying Good-Bye to a Mentor
MENTORS AND MENTEES TO USE TOGETHER
for Introducing Yourselves
Deeper Conversation Topics
Keeping Track of Our
How Did Things Go Today?
Identifying Common Interests
Reﬂecting on the Asset Categories
Bridging Generational Differences
Exploring Our Differences
Free and Low-Cost Activity Ideas
A Year’s Worth of Mentoring Activities
The Mentor’s Role in Your Child’s Life
Supporting Your Child’s
Relationship with a Mentor
Staying in the Loop with Your
Child’s Mentoring Experience
Supporting Your Child through the
Phases of a Mentoring Relationship
Helping Your Child Say
Good-Bye to a Mentor
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