Great Mentoring Starts with Training

Mentoring done well works.  Our training curriculum helps caring adults turn their best intentions into positive outcomes for kids. We'll help you maximize your impact and support of young people!

Training for New Mentors

Our introductory mentor trainings will ensure that you’re prepared to make the most of your relationships with young people.

Mentoring Programs & Staff, Volunteer Mentors
Mentoring 101: What Every Mentor Should Know

This 2-hours interactive training program provides participants with an introduction to mentoring and what to expect as a mentor

Available: 05/22/2024

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Mentoring Programs & Staff, Volunteer Mentors, Caring Adults and Community Organizations
Cultural Humility

This 2-hour workshop is designed to empower mentors with knowledge, skills and an awareness of their role as members of a diverse, mentoring relationship

Available: 07/18/2024

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Mentoring Programs & Staff, Volunteer Mentors, Caring Adults and Community Organizations
Understanding Challenging Behaviors

Youth who won’t talk. Kids who won’t sit still. Sullen, Disinterested. That’s what we see, but what does it mean?

Available: 05/31/2024

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Training for Parents & Caregivers

When we think about surrounding young people with 360 degrees of mentoring support, parents and caregivers are a critical part of the process!  

Mentoring Programs & Staff, Caring Adults and Community Organizations, Volunteer Mentors
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth.  
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Caring Adults and Community Organizations, Mentoring Programs & Staff
Everyday Mentoring Training

The Everyday Mentoring ® training helps caring adults recognize the importance of relationships and be more intentional in leveraging everyday moments to better support the young people in their lives.

Available: 06/06/2024

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Mentoring Programs & Staff, Volunteer Mentors, Caring Adults and Community Organizations
Trauma-Informed Mentoring Training

The Mentoring Partnership recognizes that we are all experiencing trauma in different ways, and we want to help mentors be equipped with the tools they need to both understand trauma and help young people cope with it.

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Training for Mentoring Program Leaders

We provide a wealth of resources - including training, research and best practices - to help mentoring programs be even better. Check out our trainings and professional development opportunities to turn up your programmatic impact!

Mentoring Programs & Staff
STEM Mentoring Elements of Effective Practice
This informational session will feature research-informed recommendations for mentoring programs with a science, technology, engineering and/or math focus.
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Mentoring Programs & Staff, Volunteer Mentors, Caring Adults and Community Organizations
The Essentials Training

A Curriculum for People Who Mentor Black Young Men & Boys

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Mentoring Programs & Staff, Volunteer Mentors, Caring Adults and Community Organizations
Combatting White Saviorism

Mentoring relationships and programs have the power to reproduce racial inequity.

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Looking for more individualized support?  TMP provides no-cost, customized technical assistance to help mentoring programs align with best practices.  From recruitment and match support to program planning, messaging and screening, our team can help you optimize your programmatic efforts so you can turn up your impact!  Reach out to Ashley Wineland to learn more: awineland@mentoringpittsburgh.org.

Training for Youth

Mentoring Programs & Staff, Caring Adults and Community Organizations, Youth
Peer Mentor Training

The Peer Mentor training mirrors Mentoring 101, but is designed for young mentors participating in a peer mentoring program. 

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Mentoring Programs & Staff, Youth
Mentee Training

Mentoring is a two-way relationship – both mentors AND mentees play a crucial role in the success of the match. 

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