Looking for help?
You’ve come to the right place.
MENTOR Minnesota is here to provide or connect you with the support your need to start, maintain, and sustain quality mentoring initiatives. Here are some ways we can help:
Free Technical Assistance
The National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) provides free specific program practices based on their individual needs and allows programs to access up to 50 hours of no-cost consultation by expert MENTOR staff.
To take advantage of this opportunity, fill out a short Technical Assistance Request for your program on the NMRC website. The NMRC sends your request to the closest mentoring partnership where they will review your application, complete an exploratory phone call, and begin working with you on your program’s needs.
Some recent examples of technical assistance provided to mentoring programs include:
- Development and revision of mentoring training materials
- Guidance and consultation on mentor recruitment plans and strategies
- Analysis of mentor screening processes
- Analysis of match support processes
- In-depth evaluation planning
Be sure to check out the NMRC website for more information and to apply.
Open Office Hours
Building and sustaining a quality mentoring program is complex and challenging. Often times, the to-do list on any given day is too long to dedicate time to thinking, dreaming, and crafting things for long term program sustainability and innovation.
Open Office Hours is an opportunity for program staff from all types of programs at any level of expertise to come to an open space and dedicate work time towards specific projects that address current program needs and areas that need attention. Show up with work to be accomplished, get support and resources from our staff, and prepare to make some progress on your important projects!
Date: First Friday of the Month
(PLEASE NOTE: The February and September Open Office Hours will occur on second Friday of the month.)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: MENTOR Minnesota offices
615 First Ave. Northeast, Ste. 125, Minneapolis, MN 55413
MENTOR Minnesota offers individual consultation to mentoring programs to help with any aspect of their program. We would love to meet with you to get to know your unique mentoring program, discuss your program’s needs, and figure out how we might best be able to partner with you to provide you with the help you need.
We are happy to meet with you for a free initial consultation. For more information or to set up a meeting, please contact Carolyn Scherer, Director of Program Services, 612-399-0229.