Mentor Resources

Tool Kit for Mentors & Other Caring Adults

The concept of assets in young people was developed by Search Institute and introduced in the early 1990s.  Based on surveys of nearly 100,000 youth in grades 6 – 12, the concept shows the power of 40 different assets in the lives of youth.  The more assets young people have in their lives, the more likely they are to make positive, healthy decisions about their behavior.  Young people with more assets are also less likely to get involved with health-compromising behavior such as alcohol and other drug use, violence, and early sexual activity.  These assets help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

Twenty of the assets are EXTERNAL ASSETS and twenty are INTERNAL ASSETS.  Mentors and other caring adults can particularly work toward development of the internal assets.

This Tool Kit for Mentors & Other Caring Adults was created as curriculum to utilize in developing the 20 Internal Assets in a young person.  It is recommended that you perform the activities along with the young person to increase trust and develop a bond.  It is further recommended that this curriculum be combined with other fun activities that you both enjoy.

Purchase this great new resource today!

No charge for PAL Program mentors:  ask the PAL Project Director

Pricing (does not include shipping):

50 books or more:  $8.00 each

25-49 books:  $10 each

Less than 24 books: $12.00 each

Full-color versions of the Toolkit may be special ordered for $20 each

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Toolkit for Mentors Order Form (PDF)

 

A frequently asked question from new mentors (and even experienced ones) is “What should we do together?”  Especially in school-based programs many mentors struggle to come up with ideas and activities.  The PAL Program of Volunteers for Youth offers a tool for just this purpose.  Called “Tickets to Friendship”, this perforated ticket book offers a year’s worth of weekly friendship-building activities.  Use it at mentor-mentee meetings by encouraging the mentee to choose an activity for the day and/or choose one for the next meeting date.  The activities are appropriate for all school-aged students and both genders.  The tickets are perforated for easy removal from the ticket book and blank ones are provided at the back of the book to encourage creativity.  This remarkable resource will add new life to existing relationships and help new ones off to a great start.  The mentee will immediately feel they have some control over the relationship helping them feel more confident and involved.  As a mentor, you will love having a tool that helps build the friendship.

Purchase this great new resource today!

No charge for PAL Program mentors:  ask the PAL Project Director

Pricing (does not include shipping):

50 books or more:  $5.00 each

25-49 books:  $5.50 each

Less than 24 books: $6.00 each

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Ticket book order form (PDF)

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A frequently asked question from new mentors (and even experienced ones) is “What should we do together?”  Especially in school-based programs many mentors struggle to come up with ideas and activities.  The PAL Program of Rogers County Volunteers for Youth offers another tool for just this purpose.  Called the “Yo Yo Journal”, this spiral-bound (steno style) journal offers a year’s worth of journal entry topics.  Designed to be traded back and forth between mentor and mentee, the journal “flips” to provide space for both the mentor and mentee to write their thoughts about the same topic.  This remarkable resource will add new life to existing relationships and help new ones off to a great start.  The mentee will have a “safe” way to express their thoughts and feelings while learning valuable writing skills.  The mentor will love having a tool that helps them build the friendship.

Purchase this great new resource for your mentors today!  No charge for PAL Program Mentors … just as the PAL Project Director for one.

Pricing (does not include shipping):

50 journals or more:  $8.00 each

25-49 books:  $9.00 each

Less than 24 books: $10.00 each

Yo Yo Journal order form – in pdf
Butler's Bingo 2

Butler's Bingo 1

Doris Butler was a dedicated mentor in the PAL Program of Volunteers for Youth for a number of years before her passing. When first matched with Sarah she faced the fairly common challenge of breaking the ice with a very shy and reserved mentee. In the first weeks and months of their relationship, Doris struggled to draw Sarah out and have two-way conversations with her. On a whim, she decided to create a bingo game that would feature conversation starters as the basis of the game. What you see pictured above is based on the original version hand-made by Doris. It is our hope that Doris and her creativity will live on through this game.

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Butler Bingo Order form