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Mentors are offered regular training by experienced trainers who have extensive experience in education and youth development.

Research shows that mentor training enriches relationships, resulting in sustained mentoring matches. For this reason, mentors are expected to attend a minimum of one training per year. Trainings are designed to support the mentor in every aspect of the developing relationship.

Schedule and Registration

Mentor Trainings

  • Mentoring Best Practices: Community volunteers looking to get started as a mentor within SFUSD will be oriented to program practices and learn vital skills when working 1:1 as a mentor to students
  • Mentoring 101: A full day training for active mentors, topics include child & adolescent development, best practices in mentoring, the relationship cycle, network of care, communication and engagement strategies
  • Storytelling and Agreements: Builds understanding among mentors of the complexity faced by foster youth. Topics covered include confidentiality and strategically telling your story
  • Mentoring 201: A full day training for active mentors, topics include future orienting, goal setting, working through road-blocks, understanding risk, and empowering youth

Requesting a Substitute

  • If you are a eligible, certificated SFUSD employee registering for a full day training you must register a minimum of three weeks prior to the training to obtain a substitute.
  • Completion of your registration will generate a substitute request for the day of the training.
  • If you need to cancel your registration you must cancel your substitute a minimum of 24 hours before the day of the training.

Extended Hours

  • For after school hour trainings, all school personnel may submit an extended calendar request at the training.


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