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Project KPolicies and Procedure - A Sample Checklist

Please note that the following information has been generously provided by Project K, (section 12 of their manual).

Some of it may not apply to your programme. It is intended as a guide only.

  1. Selection and Training of Mentors
  2. Screening
  3. The Interview
  4. Criminal Record Check
  5. Contracting Mentors
  6. Students and Mentors Meeting
  7. Student and Mentor Gender Matching
  8. Delayed Mentor Matching
  9. Codes and Standards of Behaviour
  10. Relating with the Student's family
  11. The role of the Mentor
  12. In Loco-parentis
  13. Mentor Portfolio:
  14. Assisting students achieve their goals
  15. Student disclosure and confidentiality
  16. Respecting student privacy
  17. Communications with students
  18. Student/Mentor overnight stays
  19. Dealing with suspected substance/physical abuse or harassment of students
  20. Dealing with harassment or abuse by the student
  21. Dealing with difficult student behaviour and negative attitudes
  22. Student smoking and substance abuse
  23. Student dishonesty
  24. Reporting and Meeting attendance
  25. Reporting Incidents and Accidents
  26. Committing Project K to any expense
  27. Money and Gifts from Mentors
  28. Acknowledgement of mentors
  29. Ongoing Training
  30. Performance Review
  31. Mentor smoking and substance abuse
  32. Dealing with Mentor complaints

Source Project K, Foundation For Youth Development, 2006

Also see "The 16 Steps to Effective Youth Mentoring - Dr Susan Weinberger" (42k pdf) for more information on this topic.

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