New YouthBuild Mentoring Training Products Strengthen Relationships and Support Youth in Transition to Adulthood

YouthBuild USA is proud to announce the release this year of three new training products to support YouthBuild Mentoring programs across the country strengthen and enhance mentoring relationships.

  • BRIDGE Mentoring Toolkit Book I and Book II contain all the materials needed to run the twelve-month YouthBuild BRIDGE Mentoring program. The BRIDGE Mentoring experience is meant to serve as a bridge that helps the young men of YouthBuild make successful transitions from a precarious late adolescence into a healthy and productive adulthood. PowerPoint slides for training mentors on this group mentoring model are also available.
  • The Beyond Resilience Training Toolkit and PowerPoint slides provide the materials necessary for YouthBuild Program staff to train mentors and program staff on resilience, trauma, and the resources available to address symptoms of childhood trauma.
  • The At the Crossroads training includes a ninety-minute lesson plan and accompanying PowerPoint slides to equip mentors to successfully perform their critical bridge and support role during the three to six months after the mentee completes the YouthBuild program.

All of these tools are accessible from the Training Guides and Handbooks page, and are made possible through a generous National Mentoring Programs Award from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).