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									                                             July 11, 2007

                                   Frequently Asked Questions
                           Public School & Community Mentoring Survey
                                             2006-07

         After analyzing Public School & Community Mentoring Survey, it became clear that similar
questions were asked by many of the survey respondents. In an effort to answer these questions as quickly
and as efficiently as possible, the Delaware Mentoring Council (DMC) has created this Frequently Asked
Questions document to address some of the major issues that programs faced during the past year. At the
beginning of the new school year, the DMC will follow up with each program to address their specific
concerns.

1. What is the role of the DMC in relation to my mentoring program?
        DMC will not:
             • Directly recruit mentors for your program
             • Train your mentors
        DMC will:
             • List your program on our website for viewing by prospective mentors
             • Provide special benefits to programs that are “registered partners” with the DMC. See
                 “Partner Program,” information at www.delawarementoring.org.
             • Help you identify resources to recruit your own mentors
             • Provide a section on our website with training opportunities (Creative Mentoring) and
                 materials for staff and mentors
             • Provide a list of updated funding opportunities on our website as we become aware of
                 them
             • When asked, conduct site visits to help analyze program needs to get better results

2. How can I start a business mentoring partnership for my program?
       The DMC can help facilitate this process. Please call (302) 831-0520 and ask for Lynn Paul, the
DMC Community Outreach Coordinator.

3. How can I get assistance for my program’s organizational/structural/training issues?
        You may find all types of mentoring program assistance in the following locations:
            • DMC website (Current Mentor Support, Current Program Support, Affiliated Links)
            • MENTOR (National Mentoring Partnership) website (mentoring.org)
            • Partner with the DMC or a local mentoring organization such as Big Brothers Big Sisters
                 or Creative Mentoring
            • Directly contact the DMC for assistance at (302) 831-0520 and ask for Lynn Paul

4. How can I receive more funding for my mentoring program?
       The DMC provides several locations to find out about funding opportunities:
           • Current Program Support section of DMC website (Funding Opportunities)
           • DDOE Grant K-12 (administered by the DMC to school districts and charter schools)
           • Become a partner program with the DMC and receive notices regarding national and
                local funding sources




DELAWARE CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION          UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE          PHONE: 302.831.0520
COLLEGE OF HUMAN SERVICES,                     NEWARK, DE 19716                FAX: 302.831.0523
EDUCATION & PUBLIC POLICY                                                      www.delawarementoring.org
5. How do I go about recruiting mentors?
         For more information on mentor recruitment, please contact the DMC office at (302) 831-0520
and ask for assistance from Lynn Paul.

6. As a mentor coordinator, where can I go for support regarding all aspects of my position?
         At present, the Current Program Support and Affiliated Links sections of the DMC website
provide some support for mentor coordinators. The MENTOR (National Mentoring Partnership) website
also provides information for mentor coordinators. Please contact Lynn Paul at the DMC for further
assistance at (302) 831-0520.




DELAWARE CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION         UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE         PHONE: 302.831.0520
COLLEGE OF HUMAN SERVICES,                    NEWARK, DE 19716               FAX: 302.831.0523
EDUCATION & PUBLIC POLICY                                                    www.delawarementoring.org

								
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