Who is a Mentor? A mentor is a mature and experienced individual who interacts with a younger person over a period of time, encouraging that person to become involved in self-improvement. The mentor helps develop the mentee's growth in character and competence. This relationship is characterized by respect, commitment and friendship. The mentor is a guide, a coach and a listener. The mentor is NOT a foster parent, parole officer, a therapist or a peer who accepts or contributes to inappropriate behavior.
BECOMING A MENTOR:
Mentoring at Litchfield CUSD #12:
1. Register as a volunteer in the Unit Office at 1702 N. State St.
Be sure to leave your email address with Sue Billiter at the office.
During this process you will need to be finger printed as a requirement of the state and the district.
2. After completing Step 1, you will be enrolled in the Mentoring Central program of study. Once enrolled at the unit office, you will be emailed the website link, log in and password.
3. Take the online course at your own pace. This will take approximately 1 - 1 ½ hours of time to complete.
4. When finished with the course print out the certificate of completion and bring a copy of your completed certificate for your mentor file to the district office.
5. John Young, counselor in the Litchfield district, will match you with a student who will benefit from your mentoring expertise.
6. Students will be referred as mentees through Building Administrators, Faculty and Staff.
7. Parents may request their child be a part of the program through their building administrator or school counselor.