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Mentor Information

Role

The role of the mentor is to provide encouragement and support for a student who is participating in Living The Questions. No need to be an expert—we are asking mentors to develop an ongoing relationship with a high school student.

Time Commitment

Mentors are asked to meet once a month with the high school student for 10 months (August 2017–May 2018). We suggest that the length of the meeting is between 45-60 minutes. In addition, mentors will be invited to attend a training session and banquet on Saturday, July 22, 2017. These two events will take place at Bethel University and more information will be provided. Plans are also being made for a dessert at Bethel University, at the end of the leadership experience to celebrate with mentors, students, and their families.

Process

Step 1 – Church staff will invite an individual to serve as mentor with a high school student.

Step 2 – Once an adult has agreed to serve as a mentor, the church staff will pass that mentor’s contact information to the director of Living The Questions.

Step 3 – The director of Living The Questions will contact the mentor. At that time, the mentor will complete an information form and sign a mentor contract form.

Step 4 – Prior to the summer institute, Living The Questions will update the student with information on who their mentor will be.

Step 5 – Mentors will be invited to attend a training on Saturday, July 22. In addition, mentors will be invited to attend the banquet on July 22. At the banquet, students will share what they have learned during the 10 days at Bethel and present their leadership experience plan for the upcoming 10 months. Time will be given to the mentor and student to talk about next steps.

Resources

During the 10 months, Living The Questions will provide monthly communication and resources to the mentors.