About MENTOR Illinois Trainings

As a resource to promote best practices throughout Illinois, MENTOR Illinois provides several fundamental training and assessment tools at no cost to mentoring programs. These training opportunities help mentoring programs gain the support and resources they need to provide high quality mentoring experiences. Training topics focus on the best practices of mentoring, screening mentors for safety concerns, trauma-informed care, and mentoring youth of color. Research indicates that training is a critical step for a program to enhance the quality and sustainability of mentoring relationships.

We provide opportunities for mentoring programs, workplaces, professional associations, and education, government and faith institutions to gain the support and resources they need to provide high quality mentoring experiences. In addition, we offer workshops to prepare both mentors and mentees to make the most of their mentoring relationships.

We can help your mentoring initiative through:

→ Training, consultation, and resource development for mentoring program staff

→ Professional development and networking opportunities for mentoring program providers

→ Training development for mentoring program participants

MENTOR Illinois will work with your organization to meet your specific needs for training. We have a standard curriculum of research-based trainings for mentors, mentees, and program staff that are designed to prepare each audience to effectively build relationships with youth. We can also customize any of the workshops to meet your specific needs.