Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, the State Mentoring Partner of MENTOR, provides training for the mentoring community; mentors (new and experienced), youth advocates and those who manage their own programs!

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Register your mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake. Please click on the "Get Connected" link below to complete the form.  If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Meade at 410-856-1505 or

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Training Calendar

Introduction to Mentoring: Mentoring 101 (Offered once a month)
This interactive training provides participants with an introduction to mentoring and what to expect as a mentor.  Topics like building trust, positioning the relationship for success, and the connection of mentoring and positive youth development will make it easier to navigate the stages of a mentoring relationship with your mentee.  This training is appropriate for both new mentors as an introduction and current mentors that would like a refresher.     

Location:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake - Baltimore City Office
Registration:  $10 
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Location:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake - Eastern Shore Office
Registration:  $5 
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Mentoring Roundtable
Thursday, May 22nd 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Jewish Community Services, 5750 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215

The purpose of the MMRC Mentoring Roundtable is to provide a forum for mentoring program coordinators to network, share experiences, and receive training that will help to maintain or improve the effectiveness of community and corporate mentoring programs. Register Now!

Program Coordinator Seminar: How to Develop a Successful Mentoring Program                                        

Wednesday, June 11th
11:00PM - 4:00PM                                                                                                   

The Program Development Seminar is designed for the individual or organization that has recently implemented or is thinking about implementing a youth mentoring program. We will introduce the Elements of Effective Practice (EEP), the national standards for mentoring programs developed by MENTOR, the national mentoring partnership. We will discuss the four key components of the EEP: planning and design, program operations, program management and program evaluation and explain why they are critical in establishing a high qualitysustainable mentoring program.

Safe Training: Prioritizing Youth Safety with Research-based Mentor Screen Practices
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

This workshop focuses on recommended tools and approaches to apply to any youth-serving program’s volunteer/mentor selection and monitoring process to prevent child sexual abuse. Program coordinators will thoroughly understand the recommendations on screening and monitoring tools and on developing policies and procedures to ensure maximum safety. Helping youth professionals understand what to look for when using the recommendations and a thorough review of what is known about child sexual abuse perpetrators will be offered.

Cultural Competence and the Mentoring Relationship
Wednesday, June 18th 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Creating a successful mentoring relationship requires an understanding that culture and background influences the dynamics of a mentoring relationship. This training will explore what cultural competency is and how it impacts the mentoring relationship. Participants will learn how to integrate cultural competency into their thinking and help them strengthen their mentoring relationship.

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