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Future First Mentor Training
Laura Manganon 15 May 2014
Transcript of Future First Mentor Training
Someone who is currently attending your old school/college
You will be there to support them with their current school/college life and making decisions about their future
You will communicate with your mentee weekly via an online platform full of resources and activities
What's it all about?
Future First helps schools and colleges harness the experiences and skills of their former students
What the ementoring project is all about
How it works
What's in it for you
Who you need to contact if you have any problems
This training video will cover the following IMPORTANT information to help you understand:
Your coordinator is the teacher at your old school or college who is organizing the scheme. They will match you to your mentee and can answer any questions you have about the project
Brightside is the online mentoring charity who look after the website
Your role as a MENTOR
To help someone…
Manage problems more effectively
Develop unused or underused skills
Become better at helping themselves
Think about their future options whether that be in their career or education
What should you talk to your mentee about?
School/ college life
What they want to do next
Where they want to be in 5 years
Careers they might be interested in
Make sure your mentee is asking lots of questions - as a mentor you should try and unpick even the smallest idea that your mentee might mention!
Recent activity feed
VISIT HERE: www.ementoring.futurefirst.org.uk
It should look EXACTLY like this:
mentee activities; help your mentee add to there skills by working through these interactive courses
my resources; the essential guide to careers, education and student life
What's in it for me?
Benefits of being involved:
Help someone from your old school/college
Improve your communication skills
✔ Develop people management skills
✔ Encourage and motivate others
✔ It looks great on your CV!
You need to login here; you will receive
a set of login details prior to the project
Writing messages: There are two ways to do this
Login to the site and click:
After you’ve logged in for the first time, you can then reply from your registered email
Messages still pass through moderation on the site and no email addresses are shared
Don't forget to log in for the great resources and activities
Through your registered email address
Via your registered email address
Reply as if replying to normal email
Uses scrambled email addresses
and display names only
The relationship with your mentee is confidential, except where you are concerned for your mentee's safety
If you are concerned about any messages you recieve, contact your coordinator immediately
All communication on the mentoring website is monitored and moderated by Future First and your coordinator
You should know
Don’t give your email address or phone number to your mentee
Don’t meet your mentee unless arranged by your coordinator
Automatic filters, designed to protect you
You will be given a username and password which you can use to login to the site
The site can be found at www.ementoring.futurefirst.org.uk
Once there you will be able to communicate with you mentee and we advise you send a first message to introduce yourself
Don’t forget to check out all of the online resources and activities!
Add thebrightsidetrust.org *and* brightsidementoring.org to the trusted domains on your safe senders list