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Mentor Michigan

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Announcements to the Mentoring Field:
July 2014 Announcements and Resources
Upcoming Mentor Michigan Webinars
2014 Coaches' Challenge: Mentor Recruitment Campaign
Learn about what Mentor Michigan and other state mentoring partnerships, along with
college and university athletic programs in the mid-west, are doing to help support programs'
recruitment efforts of mentors this coming fall. We will show you how to use the Coaches'
Challenge to recruit new mentors to serve Michigan youth!
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 10 a.m. To register for this opportunity click here.
We will be highlighting new updates, including marketing materials and campaign status,
regarding the Coaches' Challenge during this webinar and throughout this summer/early fall.
If you need more detail, have questions, or are simply curious please sign up for the webinar.
The intent is to use this virtual meeting to discuss what this campaign can do for you!

Men in Mentoring Toolkit
Recruiting male mentors is one of the toughest challenges mentoring programs face in
Michigan. Mentor Michigan has created a toolkit designed to provide program staff and their
trained mentor recruiters with language and tips to use when making the ask. These
materials take you through the steps to recruit male mentors in a variety of settings and
addresses the main components of a complete recruitment message. View the Men in
Mentoring Toolkit online as well.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 10 a.m. To register for this opportunity click here.

Building Partnerships - Schools
Join us for this webinar to learn more or to re-visit your current program key elements to
building a successful mentoring partnership with a school. We will explore considerations for
working with schools and how to determine if your program design will fit in a school
setting. We will also cover tips for a successful meeting with key decision makers and
maintain your school based program.
Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 10 a.m. To register for this opportunity click here.

Mentoring and Fishing Webinar Recap
Mentor Michigan would once again like to thank the Michigan Department of Natural
Resources, and specifically Suzanne Ebright and Elyse Walter, for helping to develop and
deliver a wonderful review of the fishing and other outdoor resources available to mentoring
organizations in our state! Please follow this link if you would like to view a recording of this

Collaborative Webinar Series
The network of twenty-eight Mentoring Partnerships works to strengthen the mentoring field
by offering trainings to practitioners, promoting quality standards for mentoring programs, and
increasing local mentoring resources. This webinar series offers a free, accessible platform
for Mentoring Partnerships and other technical assistance providers to share their expertise
with the field.
Webinars are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday at:
10:00AM-11:15AM Pacific
11:00AM-12:15PM Mountain
12:00PM-1:15PM Central
1:00PM-2:15PM Eastern
Webinars are free and online. Links to register for the upcoming webinar, with full
descriptions and panelist information, are posted in the month leading up to the webinar.
Check back periodically as plans for each month are finalized! You can find more information
Next Live Webinar:
Mentoring Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
Thursday, July 17, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
Youth aging out of foster care tend to experience homelessness, unemployment,
incarceration, and early parenting at a higher rate than the average young adult of the same
age. A caring mentor in the life of a foster care youth can assist with career exploration,
readiness and overall encouragement. Laurie Powers, Ph.D., and Summer Pommier, MSW,
both from the Regional Research Institute for Human Services at Portland State University
will discuss what they have learned about the outcomes of mentoring and strategies that can
enhance the positive power of mentoring for young people in foster care.

We will also hear from Alice Worrell, Project Manager in the Office of Workforce
Development, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Edward Cohn, President &
CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, regarding challenges and successes of the
Connecting the Dots Mentoring initiative, which works to improve the educational,
employment and independent living outcomes for foster care youth.

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