Webinar: Peer Mentoring: Recruiting, Training, and Ensuring Longevity

Posted by on August 18, 2008

Cross-age peer mentoring programs are rapidly growing in popularity in schools and youth development programs across the country. How are cross-age peer mentoring programs different from traditional adult-to-youth mentoring programs? What additional preparation and training might peer mentors need to be effective? LEARNS and the Mentoring Resource Center – two projects of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory – are pleased to invite you to a free online training on best practices for recruiting, training, and supporting peer mentors.

Peer Mentoring: Recruiting, Training, and Ensuring Longevity will take place Wednesday, August 27th at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 EDT). The one-hour session will be presented by Tina Christensen, Program Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester (NY). Tina’s peer mentoring model has produced a number of compelling positive outcomes for youth.  She will be sharing her advice on how to effectively structure program services, as well as providing a number of training materials and other handouts programs can use.

This session will be conducted using WebEx, an easy-to-use Web seminar software. To participate, you will need both a reliable Internet connection and phone line to connect to a toll-free teleconference number. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register and receive connection details, click the following link (or copy and paste it into the address bar of your Web browser):

If you have any questions about the session or technical difficulties, please email Erich Stiefvater at stiefvae@nwrel.org or Michael Garringer at garringm@nwrel.org.

LEARNS is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory and the Bank Street College of Education. We are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide training and
technical assistance to projects focused on tutoring, mentoring, literacy, and out-of-school time.

For additional tools, training, and information visit The Resource Center at http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources.

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