Different Ways to Mentor

Mentoring experiences come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Sometimes youth are mentored informally through a natural connection between themselves and a caring adult, like a relative, a next door neighbor, a teacher or coach, or someone through their place of worship. There are also formal mentoring opportunities where there is a connection between a caring adult and a young person through an organized, mentoring-focused program.

 

One-to-One

ONE TO ONE MENTORING

One adult to one young person.

Big-Couple

BIG COUPLE MENTORING

Adult couple mentors one young person.

Group-Mentoring

GROUP MENTORING

One adult to up to four young people.

Team-Mentoring

TEAM MENTORING

Several adults working with small groups of young people in which the adult-to-youth ratio is no greater than 1:4.

Peer-to-Peer

PEER MENTORING

A caring youth mentoring another youth.