Maryland Mentoring Resource Center

“The MMRC with its focus on experienced based best practices, mentoring education, and training is an extraordinarily useful vehicle to all individuals, companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions interested in improving the quality and effectiveness of mentoring in Maryland.” > Roger Ralph, Youth Advocate and former BBBS Board member

Upcoming Training Programs:

March Mentoring Roundtable 
Thursday, March 9th
BBBSGC - 3600 Clipper Mill Rd.
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Join us for our March Mentoring Roundtable! Our roundtable sessions are free and open to anyone, but are especially directed towards program directors and providers of mentoring programs. This month we will have an open discussion on the following topics: Technology for managing nonprofits. Social Media and technology for volunteer recruitment and engagement Please bring any resources your organization uses that is helpful in mentor management, event planning, recruitment, etc. We especially want to hear about ones that are free! We will also have a brief presentation on each topic. If you would like to participate by phone, please use the following call in number: (641) 715-0632 Access Code: 133445 **Please note, the call in line will be closed 10 minutes after we start unless you email me with a specific request.

Engaging Parents and Partners in the Mentoring Relationship
Tuesday, March 14
Online (direction provided upon registration)
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Join Sadiq Ali, founder of Millionare Manners, to learn more about “Engaging Parents as Partners in Mentoring." During this training, we will explore the best ways to engage and involve parents to help strengthen mentoring relationships.

Participants will also learn:

  • The top 3 roles parents can play
  • How to support your mentee's parents (even when you're not sure)
  • Understand your role as a mentor vs. that of parent
  • Top strategies to overcoming primary obstacles to great mentoring
  • How to deal with discomfort and awkwardness from a mentee's family 



Mentors as Advocates 
Tuesday, March 21st
BBBSGC - 3600 Clipper Mill Rd.
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Do you sometimes want to do "more" for your mentee but aren't sure how to go about it? Do you have ideas on advocating for your mentee but want to stay within program and ethical guidelines? How can a mentor best advocate for a mentee when necessary? Join us for a conversation as we explore how mentors can be advocates. Experienced trainer Jeannette Simon will discuss what you can do using your natural talent and resources, along with the the support of your program, to become an effective Advocate for your mentee.


Mentoring 101 Webinar
Tuesday, March 28th
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This training is ideal for a new mentor in your organization. It is designed to clarify the role of a mentor, address expectations and concerns, enhance communication skills, and increase the awareness of diversity and its impact on the mentoring relationship.

Training Objectives:

  • What is a mentor? 
  • Understanding the roles of a mentor 
  • Ethical Considerations of mentoring 
  • Mentoring and positive youth development


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