Quick Mentoring Tips

Mentoring First Session
Take time to get to know your student  Share personal information on yourself, so you and your mentee can start to form a good relationship. An example of a “Get To Know Each Other Interview” can be found in the Fountain Hills Mentor Program Resource Guide

Mentoring Activities:

  • Share life experiences
  • Share a silly joke
  • Listen to your student
  • Discuss school events
  • Put a puzzle together
  • Create a holiday, get well or greeting card for a special occasion
  • Relax and be yourself
  • Read the local paper together
  • Create a scrapbook of memories that last the entire year
  • Discuss current events
  • Color
  • Share information about your job
  • Play hangman or a simple card game
  • Teach how to give a good handshake
  • Swap photos of each other
  • Take turns reading aloud to each other
  • Discuss safety precautions such as wearing helmets while bike riding or skateboarding
  • Write a short story and include pictures

Mentoring Encouragement Phrases

  •  You’re Great!
  •  Outstanding!
  •  I’m so proud of you!
  •  Thanks for helping!
  •  Thanks for being honest
  •  How thoughtful!
  •  I trust you!
  •  You brighten my day!
  •  You’re right!