Sample contents of a YES! Peer Mentor Program
An outline, together with session aim/s, of a Peer Mentor Program, taken from a Peer Mentor’s Manual Contents page, gives an idea of how the 20 sessions (45 minutes each) are divided up in a group Program:
SESSION 1: TEAMWORK
to encourage students to get to know more about each other
to create a safe and friendly environment for future sessions
SESSION 2: CONNECTING
for group members to get to know one another better in a safe and secure environment
SESSION 3: A HAPPY SCHOOL
to build a positive school community
SESSION 4: MY ADULT CHEERLEADERS!
group members identify the different roles of adults they can approach for support
SESSION 5: FRIENDSHIP
to help group members feel positive about each other, develop an atmosphere of cooperation and consider the importance of trust in their relationships
SESSION 6: POSITIVELY ME!
for group members to see how they can make both themselves and others feel worthwhile and useful members of their communities
SESSION 7: MANAGING MY TIME!
to consider how group members spend their time
SESSION 8: SELF-AWARENESS
to build positive self-esteem
SESSION 9: COMMUNICATION
to raise the group members’ awareness of positive and negative communication techniques
SESSION 10: SELF-MOTIVATION
group members remind themselves how to stay motivated
SESSION 11: GOAL GETTING
to encourage members to set short-term, achievable goals
SESSION 12: I AM A VALUABLE RESOURCE
to encourage members to acknowledge the resources they bring to different areas of their lives
SESSION 13: HOPE!
to encourage group members to focus on the future with positive thoughts and expectations
SESSION 14: UNDERSTANDING BOUNDARIES
to consider the importance of having boundaries in our lives
SESSION 15: SAYING NO! OR ??
to encourage members to consider different ways of saying NO!
SESSION 16: VALUES
to increase valuing and decision-making skills
SESSION 17: CONFLICT
to consider ways of resolving conflicts
SESSION 18: FRIENDS FOREVER
to consider qualities that make for good friendships and positive peer relationships
SESSION 19: GROUP RAP!
to affirm one another through the creation of a group (rap) song
SESSION 20: CHEERS!
for the group to bring formal closure to the Peer Mentor Program and to give feedback on their group experiences
PEER MENTORS CONTRACT
PEER MENTOR EVALUATION FORM