Is there a need?
What demographics benefit from this program?
- ex: Elementary
- middle School
- High School
- College/ GED
- Special Needs/ Disabled
- Troubled Youth
- Low Income/Tax Bracket
How much money would you need for your program to happen?
Are there any excursions or supplies you would like the mentees to enjoy?
How will administration costs be covered?
Will you need to pay for creating a website for your program?
- Consider whether there will be marketing expenses
Contemplate where the money could come from
- Will you fund the program or will you start a fund within your community and ask your peers to help donate to make your program a reality? You can utilize websites such as gofundme to do this, or rely on word of mouth, and tap into your existing network.
Decide if the people coordinating and scheduling will be paid or solely volunteering
You will need to contact schools, youth programs and other groups in order to recruit mentees for your program
You can also contact professional/civic organizations in your area to find mentors to participate
Program Design & Planning
What specific type of mentoring will your program offer?
Where will mentoring pairs meet?
In a local building, i.e. schools, churches, libraries
You will most likely need to schedule the mentoring sessions after school and on weekends
Who will you partner with?
Faith Based Community
Whom will you involve as advisors, staff, and participants?
How long will the program last?
Interview/ vetting process for mentors to ensure the participants safety
- Include a background check
When will the program take place?
How long will it take you to gather all of the funds and supplies?
Allocate an advertising period for your program
Register your program with the National ventorship Partnership