"Mentors are most successful when they receive thorough training before working with young people and receive coaching and support throughout their involvement."
-Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership
Spring 2022 Mentor Certificate Training Dates - for new mentoring volunteers:
- Friday, February 25, 5:00pm-9:00pm @ PBH
If your volunteering has any in-person components, you must attend an in-person training to get the relevant and complete skills and information. This will include discussion of navigating being in touch with a mentee via electronic communication.
The mentor certificate is a four hour training course that is mandatory for new volunteers in PBHA mentoring programs, and strongly recommended for new PSN mentoring program volunteers. Volunteers should attend before beginning their mentoring relationship, and need only attend the training once.
The training covers:
- Stages of the Mentor/Mentee Relationship
- Mentoring Activities
- Communication Strategies
- Safety and Boundaries