Recruiting Mentors and Promoting Your Program
|Henry Wallace, a mentor with Hugo's Passport to the Future Mentoring Program, takes his mentees fishing.|
A variety of outlets are available to assist you in promoting your mentoring program. Mentor/The National Mentoring Partnership provides guidelines for marketing your mentoring program.
Recruitment and Promotional Tools
• Web site – work with your local public school or education foundation to develop a web site or include information on your mentoring program on their web sites.
• Local newspapers, radio stations or area television stations – provide local media with news releases, photographs and additional information to promote your program.
• Local civic organizations and businesses – recruit mentors from area businesses, civic groups, senior citizens groups, government agencies, including police and fire departments, and present mentoring information or provide a first-person account during meetings of groups such as Lions Club, Rotary, Kiwanis and chambers of commerce.
These mentoring resources are provided as a service of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, and links to other mentoring programs and resources do not necessarily represent the policies and positions of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.