Creative Mentoring Program

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Wilmington, Del. – Connecting Generations will be hosting training sessions for any adult interested in becoming a volunteer mentor this fall. Their Creative Mentoring® program trains adults to work

one-on-one with a child to help the child grow and develop his/her potential.Mentors volunteer one hour per week in a school or community/faith-based organization near where they live or work.They mentor students who have been identified by the school counselor or a staff member as needing some additional one-on-one attention by a caring adult.

The Creative Mentoring training is an important component of the application process, providing information that prepares adults to be effective mentors, including defining the role of a mentor,

suggestions for activities, and listening and communication skills essential to successful mentoring relationships. Upcoming training sessions in New Castle County will be held on:

·Friday, August 21, 2009; 9:30am-12:30pm at the Georgetown State Service Center in Georgetown, DE

· Thursday, September 3, 2009; 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Seaford Public Library in Seaford, DE

· Thursday, September 17, 2009; 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Lewes Public Library in Lewes, DE

Mentors make an initial commitment to mentor for one school year. Many Creative Mentors enjoy their experience so much that they continue their journey with their mentee from early elementary school through high school graduation and beyond. Individuals interested in finding out which school or community/faith-based mentoring programs are close to where they live or work, or to submit an application and register for training, should visit www.creativementoring.org.

The Creative Mentoring program supports mentoring programs in more than 80 schools and community and faith-based organizations in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties in Delaware. They train volunteer

mentors and help schools and organizations design and implement quality mentoring programs. Creative Mentoring currently has more than 1,000 active mentors volunteering throughout the state.

Connecting Generations is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization,offering the programs Creative Mentoring, Seasons of Respect, and Creative Transitions. Their mission is to provide creative programs and services that help Delaware’s children and adults lead purposeful,fulfilling, and self-directed lives. More information about these programs is available at www.connecting-generations.org, or by calling

(302)656-2122 or toll free (877)202-9050.