- October 2009
- Vol. 10, No. 8
Mentoring at Any Age
MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has developed two guidebooks—one for staff and one for mentors—for recruiting and training mentors aged 50+ years. The staff guidebook discusses some of the reasoning behind focusing on this age group and the potential benefits for mentoring organizations and the youth and children they serve.
The Wisdom of Age—A Staff Guide, by Andrea Taylor, also provides guidance for program staff on intergenerational mentoring, training older mentors, matching mentors with youth, and possible mentoring activities. The companion guide for older mentors addresses how to get started with mentoring, typical behaviors of youth today, and suggestions for mentoring activities.
Both guidebooks are available on the MENTOR website: