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Visit this page often to access information about local or national mentoring/youth development training events and conferences, and registering for webinar series.   We hope you'll find the resources below useful.

Training Schedule

Below are the list of MENTOR Illinois upcoming trainings.

 

Click on the title of each training to learn more.

  • 06/2016 - Building Future Leaders Through STEM Mentoring Open or Close

    The MENTOR Illinois presents the Collaborative Webinar Series: Building Future Leaders Through STEM Mentoring

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:15pm

    Registration Required 

    In collaboration with other state partnerships, MENTOR Illinois will facilitate a webinar panel discussion on STEM (Science, technology, Engineering, and Math) and youth mentoring. Mentoring programs are increasingly focused on STEM to reflect this national academic priority. Although the benefits and importance of STEM are evident, it is often difficult for practitioners to implement STEM activities without expertise in these subjects. Join Mystic Aquarium and Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program to learn how two different program models engage their communities and programs in STEM. The panel will also explore how programs can incorporate STEM activities and focus on how STEM programs can develop strong partnerships.

  • 07/2016 - NEW Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Open or Close

    MENTOR Illinois presents the Newly Revised Elements of Effective Mentoring

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Henry Legler Library

    115 S. Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL 60624

    Registration Required

    As a state that is continuously spotlighted nationally for its perils with youth violence, mentoring has been shown to be among the solutions to curb this epidemic. Studies have shown that youth having access to a positive mentor in their lives can significantly improve their academic and social outcomes.  Therefore, as mentoring becomes more and more prevalent in the lives of our youth today, it is imperative the programs and organizations are utilizing best practice standards.

    Please join MENTOR Illinois on Thursday, July 14th from 1pm-4pm, as we unveil and discuss the newly revised Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring.  The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring outlines six national, evidence-based standards that mentoring program should follow in an effort to best serve youth.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    *Understand the 6 key elements to effectively create and manage a youth mentoring program

    *Critically analyze their programs and brainstorm ideas to strengthen or change program delivery

    *Meet and/or get reacquainted with MENTOR Illinois and learn about ways we support programs throughout the state via the National Mentoring Resource Center as well as applying for the Gold Star designation for Illinois mentoring programs.

    Check-in is from 12:30pm-1:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

     Please contact Cory Thames at cthames@ilmentoring.org  to find out more.

    Cost: FREE

     

  • 08/2016 - Recruiting Your Mentors and Mentees Open or Close

    MENTOR Illinois presents Recruiting Your Mentors and Mentees

    Thursday, August 18 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm

    Voices for Illinois Children

    208 South LaSalle St. #1490, Chicago, IL 60604  

    Registration Required

    Has mentor and/or mentee recruitment been a struggle for your organization? Are you looking for strategies to build sustainable pools of volunteers and youth? These are hurdles that so many programs around the state are grappling with. During this session, participants will learn effective practices to recruit and sustain mentors and mentees, strategize ways their respective organization can utilize and implement these practices and learn from their colleagues regarding what has (and has not) worked for them.

    Please join MENTOR Illinois on Thursday, August 18th from 9am-12pm for our Recruiting Your Mentors and Mentees training. In this training, we will explore how to successful recruit matches and provide methods to ensure your pools of mentors and mentees are sustainable.

    *Apply the national best practice standards garnered around mentor/mentee recruitment

    *Critically analyze their respective programs existing framework around the mentor/mentee recruitment process

    *Brainstorm alternative strategies to build stronger, more sustainable pools of candidates

    *Critically analyze their programs and brainstorm ideas to strengthen or change program delivery

    *Meet and/or get reacquainted with MENTOR Illinois and learn about ways we support programs throughout the state via the National Mentoring Resource Center as well as applying for the Gold Star designation for Illinois mentoring programs.

    Check-in is from 8:30am-9:00am.  Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available.

    To find out more, please contact Cory Thames at cthames@ilmentoring.org

  • 09/2016 - NEW Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Open or Close

    MENTOR Illinois presents the Newly Revised Elements of Effective Practice Mentoring

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm

    Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House

    1105 8th St., Moline IL 61265

    Registration Required

    As a state that is continuously spotlighted nationally for its perils with youth violence, mentoring has been shown to be among the solutions to curb this epidemic. Studies have shown that youth having access to a positive mentor in their lives can significantly improve their academic and social outcomes.  Therefore, as mentoring becomes more and more prevalent in the lives of our youth today, it is imperative the programs and organizations are utilizing best practice standards.

    Please join MENTOR Illinois on Thursday, September 22nd from 9am-12pm, as we unveil and discuss the newly revised Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring.  The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring outlines six national, evidence-based standards that mentoring program should follow in an effort to best serve youth.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    *Understand the 6 key elements to effectively create and manage a youth mentoring program

    *Critically analyze their programs and brainstorm ideas to strengthen or change program delivery

    *Meet and/or get reacquainted with MENTOR Illinois and learn about ways we support programs throughout the state via the National Mentoring Resource Center as well as applying for the Gold Star designation for Illinois mentoring programs.

    Check-in is from 8:30am-9:00am.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Please contact Cory Thames at cthames@ilmentoring.org  to find out more.

    Cost: FREE

     

  • 10/2016 - NEW Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Open or Close

    MENTOR Illinois presents the Newly Revised Elements of Effective Practice Mentoring

    Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm

    Anita Purves Nature Center

    1505 N. Broadway Ave. Urbana, IL 61801

    Registration Required

    As a state that is continuously spotlighted nationally for its perils with youth violence, mentoring has been shown to be among the solutions to curb this epidemic. Studies have shown that youth having access to a positive mentor in their lives can significantly improve their academic and social outcomes.  Therefore, as mentoring becomes more and more prevalent in the lives of our youth today, it is imperative the programs and organizations are utilizing best practice standards.

    Please join MENTOR Illinois on Thursday, October 13th from 9am-12pm, as we unveil and discuss the newly revised Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring.  The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring outlines six national, evidence-based standards that mentoring program should follow in an effort to best serve youth.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    *Understand the 6 key elements to effectively create and manage a youth mentoring program

    *Critically analyze their programs and brainstorm ideas to strengthen or change program delivery

    *Meet and/or get reacquainted with MENTOR Illinois and learn about ways we support programs throughout the state via the National Mentoring Resource Center as well as applying for the Gold Star designation for Illinois mentoring programs.

    Check-in is from 8:30am-9:00am.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Please contact Cory Thames at cthames@ilmentoring.org  to find out more.

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For Programs

 The key to a successful program is having a vast and varied set of resources to help with planning and implementation.  Here you'll find tools and information to help you succeed.

For Mentors

Mentors can make a huge difference in the life of a child.  We want to help you be prepared for a positive mentoring experience by offering you these resources.

Partners

We'd like to introduce you to the Corporate and Program Partners who contribute so much to the success of our mentoring programs.  

Contact Us

MENTOR Illinois

55 E. Monroe, Suite 3800

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-881-7767

Email: info@ilmentoring.org

 

 

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