Mentoring Programs

All Capital Schools support students through Creative Mentoring, a program of Connecting Generations, providing matching and training for in-school volunteer mentors.

Connecting Generations is the only organization in Delaware providing free, regularly scheduled mentor training to any adult who wishes to mentor a Delaware school-aged child.

Why mentoring?

Because a positive relationship can change a child’s life.

Mentor with her Students!

Research shows that a strong mentoring relationship can be one of the most important relationships in a child’s development. Mentoring helps children achieve success in school and life by helping to build self-esteem, self-confidence, interpersonal communication skills, social values, aspirations, and school engagement. Through personal, one-on-one time in schools, mentors work with students to develop their unique qualities and to reach their full potential. (CG, 2018)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it really take only one hour per week to be a mentor?

Most mentoring matches actually meet for 35-45 minutes so this estimate includes travel time to and from work on a lunch hour or at the end of a day’s work (provided it coincides with the school day).

Does it cost anything?

Everything from application processing to training is free for those who wish to become mentors.

What if I have scheduling irregularities?

We work creatively with all who wish to serve the children. As long as you commit to at least a year, we can work to address this challenge. In fact, some mentors are retirees and military personnel who do experience more atypical travel or other schedule interruptions. In these instance, mentors always forewarn the mentee, teacher, and other staff. Mentors may sometimes double up on a visit here and there, use the time away to send their mentee a letter about the absence, or collect resources to share in a lesson with the mentee (and sometimes the whole class).

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How can I be a mentor?

Do you have an hour a week and a desire to make a difference in the life of a child?

Are you:

Able to Connect with Youth
Compassionate
Open Minded
Responsible
Understanding


Then mentoring might be right for you!

There are 3 steps to becoming a mentor…

Step 1:
Complete a Mentor Application

Step 2:
Attend a training session.

Step 3:
Wait to be matched with a student in need.

You will note your preference of school, preferred student age, and your time availability to mentor when you complete your mentor application.

Still have questions?

Check out the Creative Mentoring website http://connecting-generations.org/creative-mentoring-delaware/ or call Connecting Generations directly at 302-656-2122.



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