Mentoring is a valuable component of your Youth Crime Watch program. Mentoring can do much to help youths build a safer community. It can:
Provide a structured, one-to-one relationship or partnership that focuses on the needs of the mentored participant.
Foster caring and supportive relationships.
Encourage individuals to develop their fullest potential.
Help an individual to develop his or her own vision for the future.
Develop active community partnerships.
Youth Crime Watch of Liberia key steps in mentoring
Key steps in a mentoring project for our Youth Crime Watch program:
- Create a statement of purpose and long-range plans
- Devise a recruitment plan for both mentors and participants
- Determine orientation of mentors and participants to be involved
- Hold an intense eligibility screening for mentors and participants
- Devise a training curriculum and train mentors and participants
- Create a matching strategy
- Monitor progress
- Provide on-going training, materials and general support Evaluate