Life Skills and Mentoring
for Groups of Girls and Young Women in Public Schools
A Lunchtime Group Activity Creating Relationships and Conversations with Adult Volunteer Mentors
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A great little book to be used by anyone interested in long-term group mentoring for groups of girls and young women. It also a great resource for parents, older sibling who want to help guide younger girls through the challenges of middle and high school, community volunteers, and faith organizations.
The topics covered are:
1 THE PROCESS
PROCEEDING WITH CONFIDENCE AND A STUDENT-CENTERED FOCUS
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY?
WHY OFFER GROUP MENTORING IN THE SCHOOLS?
HOW DID YOU KNOW TO START A LUNCHTIME ACTIVITY?
CHANGE! NEW PROCESSES AND RELATIONSHIPS
DO THE WRITE THING CHALLENGE PROGRAM AND VIOLENCE
WHAT IS THE LOCAL NEED?
HOW IT STARTED
TERMS USED IN THIS LITTLE BOOK
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS?
THE ON-SITE TEAM
CUSTOMERS, WHO ARE THEY?
OTHER THAN THESE CUSTOMERS, WHO ELSE MIGHT BENEFIT?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KEEP IT SIMPLE?
THE FOUNDER/ACTIVITY LEADER
WHAT ROLES DO PEOPLE HAVE?
GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION IS THE BOSS
SAFETY AND SECURITY
RELIGION AND POLITICS
OUTSIDE SUPPORT AND AGREEMENTS
4 A PHYSICAL PLACE AND EQUIPMENT
A PLACE TO GATHER AND THINGS THAT ARE USEFUL
5 THE PROCESS
GROUPS IN ACTION
THE DETAILS OF THE MEETINGS
WHAT TO DO AT A MEETING
IT’S ALL ABOUT RESOURCES, NOT CURRICULUM
20 FAVORITE TOPICS
GROUP DYNAMICS IN A COACHING ENVIRONMENT
THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF
TIPS FOR LEADING THE GROUP THROUGH SENSITIVE TOPICS
Appendix A: Resume Activity for Students
Appendix B: Special Activities for Students
Appendix C: Teen Pregnancy
©2017 by Debra J. Hadsall