Details inside about what stage you and your mentee are at.
Steps to Making Mentoring Count
Every session counts! Each weekly meeting with your mentee helps to establish trust and rapport. Check out the stages below of a typical TSIC mentor/mentee relationship over the course of the first year together.
STAGE 1 [3 Months]
Trust is being established. The mentor and mentee learn about each other's interests, motivations and values. The student might show lack of participation or a reluctance to open up to the mentor at first, so it is important to remain friendly and keep the topic of conversations light for the first few sessions.
STAGE 2 [6 Months]
The mentee begins to rely on the mentor for support. In addition, the mentee starts to feel more competent and has an overall higher sense of self-worth. Skipping classes becomes less prevalent and aggressive behavior greatly decreases.
STAGE 3 [9 Months]
Trust has now firmly established itself in the relationship and intrinsic growth takes place. Skipping classes continues to decrease and feelings of scholastic competence and acceptance rises. Mentee begins to exercise self-discipline and model the mentor.
In what stage are you and your mentee, Mentor?
We need mentors ASAP who can serve the following students:
If you know any caring people like yourself that would love an opportunity to serve as a mentor, please email our Mentor Coordinator, Gina Granger, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 794-2134.
February 28: Mandatory 12th Grade Scholar Spring Workshop [6 PM - 8 PM]
March 15: End of 3rd Quarter
March 16 - 24: Spring Break
March 25: Teacher Planning Day
All scholars in grades 9 through 11 received an email a few weeks ago from Kayla, our program coordinator, outlining the details of this year's annual project. Mentors and mentees will collaborate on this project which might require a few sessions to complete before the April 1st deadline. You will need your Mentor Toolkit for this project and use of a computer which might require having your session(s) in the media center. If you need a Mentor Toolkit, let us know and we will get a copy to you. You can also view the Toolkit online and print select pages by clicking here.
Your mentee will work with you to complete Activities 36, 38-39 plus some research on an available position of employment at a company the mentee could see him/herself working someday. To read the full details of the project requirements that were in the student email, click here. It was brought to our attention that the link on the state TSIC website which is referenced in the Mentor Toolkit at the bottom of the page for Activities 38 & 39 was not working. We reached out to our state office and the link appears to be fixed now. You can click here to go directly to that page on the state website. You'll then find a link to download the "Sample Cover Letter/Resume" in the menu on the right.
The annual project is mandatory for TSIC scholars in grades 9 through 11. Graduating seniors or those currently in middle school did not receive an email from us and are exempt from the annual project. However, they are certainly welcome to complete it as it will not be a wasted effort.
If you have any questions about this annual project, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for logging your mentor sessions after each visit.