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Boys Rule: Mentoring Match Ups and Strategies

This collection of tools/resources informs interested teachers/mentors/educational stakeholders on the importance of mentoring groups for young males. The collection includes an all-encompassing mentor toolkit with various resources to help future mentors prepare for working with young men. It also includes a popular book/activity that teachers have used in the past for icebreaking activities in such groups.
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Boys Rule: Mentoring Match Ups and Strategies
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A lesson plan which accompanies the story, "The Invisible Boy." This plan includes a pre-reading activity, pre-reading questions, post-reading questions, and post-reading activities, for the teacher's consideration. An excellent mix of engaging/academically enticing activities for young (boy or girl) students.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This story is perfect to introduce younger mentoring clusters to the importance of compassion in the classroom and beyond. 'The Invisible Boy" is a story about a young, shy boy who, with the help of a classmate and (self) courage, is able to rise above his weaknesses and establish friendships with his other classmates. (Theme: Empathy/Compassion)
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    The following PDF is a 110-page toolkit which outlines the foundation for creating a successful mentoring program. It lays out the foundations needed to create a strong mentoring network and identifies the steps program designers should follow to create the optimal experience for mentors and mentees. This guidebook includes a checklist, planning timelines, self-assessment questions, and listings of other key resources. An overall excellent resource for first-time program designers.
  • kidsnkinship.org
    kidsnkinship.org

    Factsheets for Mentors: Mentoring Boys

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    Ambar Paulino says:
    A three-page fact sheet resource for those working with boys in the mentoring capacity. This succinct resource outlines some of the challenges that mentors might face when working with young males and the strategies mentors can take to overcome those obstacles and create an inclusive group.
  • air.org
    air.org

    Effective Strategies for Mentoring African American Boys

    15 minute read
    Ambar Paulino says:
    This brief, published by the American Institutes for Research, looks at the benefits of implementing effective mentoring programs in underserved communities. The brief lists a number of successful mentoring programs and how they’ve served their respective mentees. It lists different principles that should be followed by mentors/educators in order to create exceptional programs.
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BloomBoard Asks:What gender-specific resources do you recommend mentors use in these types of programs?