Youth Mentoring, Coaching and Development Program

Youth Mentoring
Our Mission

FID’s Mentoring includes seven evidence-based standards addressing:

  • Mentor and mentee recruitment
  • Screening
  • Training
  • Matching
  • Monitoring and support
  • Closure

All while incorporating a cognitive learning-based curriculum.

Objectives and Goals

This program offers youth, adults and families the education, training, encouragement, opportunity and support (including referrals) to improve and enhance abilities like:

  • Developing and building social skills, and thinking for change
  • Reducing and eliminating vulnerability to stress factors and high-risk behaviors
  • Academic help
  • Goal-setting
  • Career exploration assistance
  • Emotional support
  • Exposure to new things
  • Identifying and being a positive role model

Training Themes

  • Logistics
  • Boundaries
  • Emotional impact
  • Content of sessions
  • Sharing your story
  • Communication skills
  • Critical times for families
  • When and how to call for help

Mentor Boundaries

  • Companions on the journey
  • Good listeners
  • Fully present
  • Peer supporters
  • Referral sources
  • Providers of coping strategies
  • Promoters of staff/parent partnerships
  • Role Models

Mentoring Skills Utilized

  • Active Listening/Summarizing
  • Shared Stories
  • Offered Suggestions
  • Open-ended questions
  • Validation of parent’s perception

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