College Positive Mentoring Toolkit

Help them get there!

College positive mentoring encourages and creates a pathway for K-12 youth to consider, plan for, and attend post-secondary institutions. Carefully structured and supported mentoring provides young people with the development resources needed for success. Combined with age appropriate, appealing college access activities and consistent encouragement, mentoring relationships help youth succeed both personally and academically, and set them on the pathway for higher education!

Mentor Michigan  and  Michigan Campus Compact  developed the College Positive Mentoring Toolkit, designed to provide mentors with information, conversation starters, match activity ideas, and ready-to-use activities, to help their mentees take important steps toward higher education. Feel free to explore, print, and share these resources with your program staff and mentors to empower the young people in your program to consider education beyond high school as a realistic option, as well as to equip them with the tools to plan for and attend post-secondary education.

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College Positive Mentoring Toolkit by Mentor Michigan  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License .

Based on a work at www.michigan.gov .



Introduction to College Positive Mentoring

Elementary School  
College Preparatory Checklist
Conversation Starters and Tips
Match Activity Ideas
Reading Materials
Ready-to-Use Activities Outline :
Career Stories
Career Pathways Storybook
School Word Search
College Mascot Mini-Book
College Bookmarks
Color the College
College Mascot Match-Up  
Career Scramble
My First Resume
School Subject Match-Up  

Middle School
College Preparatory Checklist
Conversation Starters and Tips
Match Activity Ideas
Reading Materials
Ready-to-Use Activities Outline :
The Value of Education
Job Match Worksheet
College Mascot Quiz
Onlne College Scavenger Hunt
Looking Into Your Crystal Ball
College Life Word Search
Michigan Community College Match-Up
Your Dream Career
Career Crossword Puzzle
Possible Career Paths

High School
College Preparatory Checklist
Conversation Starters and Tips
Match Activity Ideas
Helpful Websites and Resources
Ready-to-Use Activities Outline :
Campus Visit Checklist
Campus Scavenger Hunt
The Value of Education

Job Match Worksheet
Michigan Community College Match-Up
Online College Scavenger Hunt
MichiganCAP College Search Activity
MichiganCAP Scholarship Search Activity
MichiganCAP Career Planning Activities
College Knowledge Bingo

Additional Resources Outline :
Talking Points About Your College
Where Can You Learn Job-Related Skills?
Exploring Possible Careers
Overview of Internet Resources
Ways to Pay for College
Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary  



College Positive Mentoring Activity Examples
Looking for college positive activity ideas that work? Check out these great examples, courtesy of the 2011 Detroit Pistons mini-grants recipients.

College Positive Mentoring Stories  (PDF)