E-Mentoring: Best Practices for Mentoring During Social Distancing - Part 1

With schools and youth development organizations closed due to COVID-19, there are new opportunities for you to grow the impact of your mentoring. Traditionally, mentors meet up with young people in person, but our current unusual reality gives a reason for mentors to embrace what we at PEAK are calling “e-mentoring.” So how does one engage in e-mentoring? E-mentoring happens when mentors use technology as a vehicle for deepening their mentoring relationship. For e-learning equipped schools: six key conversation-starting questions to ask, when checking in with your student. How are you adjusting to your e-learning arrangement? What’s been your greatest challenge? What specific classes would

From Strangers to Sisters

When Joanna Share, Strategic Account Executive at Groupon, began mentoring Gaby she quickly realized that if their relationship would have any chance at flourishing she would have to take an intentional role in developing their bond. Gaby admits she was very shy and nervous at the beginning of their relationship, and that it took nearly two months for her to open up. However, that did not stop Joanna from consistently engaging in their relationship. "I was intentional about pushing Gaby to open up, by asking questions that required her to give more than one-word answers," Joanna mentioned while reflecting on the early days of their relationship. Now after three and a half years of mentoring,

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