9 Key Components Audio Course

Do You Want To Learn How To Run A Successful Peer Mentoring Program? 

Dear Peer Mentoring Colleague:

We believe that we can help you in your search for peer mentoring evidence-based practices.

Since 2003, YESS Institute has led over 30 multi-year peer mentoring programs in Metro Denver school districts serving thousands of students.

Peer mentoring can be tremendously impactful if done right! 
If not, it may lead to deviant behaviors. 

Therefore, we decided to share our expertise with other practitioners interested in the field of peer mentoring.

We gathered our evidence for this audio course by learning from mistakes, benefiting from doctoral research and investing in evaluation tools.

This audio course gives you the practical information and tools that you need to overcome every classic obstacle in peer mentoring.

It not only sets you up for success, but more importantly provides the framework for youth to thrive in contributing to their community.

Thank you for joining us in developing strong youth communities through peer mentoring.

Let me give you a break down of what you will learn in each of the The 9 Key Components of Peer Mentoring audio course

Key Component #1: How To Get Buy-In and Ownership From Your Key Stakeholders
Getting Buy-In and Ownership from your Key Stakeholders is one of the most important things you must do in implementing your Peer Mentoring program. The knowledge you will gain in this first Key Component will arm you with the tools you need to get the buy-in and ownership from these Very Important Persons (VIPs).


Specifically, you will learn…

  • Who are the six main stakeholders who’s Buy-in and Ownership you must have to ensure you have a successful Peer Mentoring program.
  • What are the specific strategies you need to implement in order to get buy-on and ownership from these VIPs.
  • Once you have their buy-in and they have a sense of ownership, what are the tactics you need to continue to hold their interest as your program grows and expands.

Key Component #2: RECRUITMENT

Without a doubt, you need to have clearly defined strategies for recruiting Peer MentorsMentees, and even Staff.

In Key Component #2,  you will learn an effective recruitment process with specifics of what to look for in recruiting these key players.


Some of the questions that you will get answers to include…

  • What are the strategies for recruiting Mentors, Mentees, and Staff?
  • How to answer the very important question of…”What is in it for the Peer Mentors?”
  • How are you selling your program?
  • What is the profile of your Peer Mentor
  • What pitfalls do I need to avoid to guarantee success?

Key Component #3: RETENTION

Retention is all about “The Power of Belonging to a Community!”

A factor you SHOULD NOT underestimate! Having a strategy for retaining your Mentors and Mentees year in and year out is crucial to your program’s longevity.


Key component #3 will arm you with specific retention strategies including…

  • The 7 retention strategies guaranteed to help you retain your Mentors

  • The value of creating a Mentor Leader position and how to best use that position
  • How to transfer retention expertise to Mentees. This will help you build your own “in-house” Mentor recruitment farm system.

Key Component #4: TRAINING

Is training really important? Of course it is! And it is a big one!


Key Component # covers the essential topics you need to know regarding training. This includes:

  • The 101 Essentials of Mentoring
  • The 7 levels of support systems your Peer Mentors will need from you
  • What is a Mentor and What is Not a Mentor
  • All about Accountability, Commitment and Integrity
  • Understanding the impact of a Peer Mentor
  • Furthermore, you will equip your Mentors with key relationship building skills, including:
  • The wheel of positive role modeling
  • How to build trust
  • Boundary setting
  • Effective communication and active listening skills
  • The 6 phases of the Mentor/Mentee relationships

Key Component #5: PROCESS

Process, Process, Process. It is all about process!

So, what are the processes you need to have in place to ensure success in your program?

Does Peer Mentoring differ from Adult Mentoring? YES!

So, what is the difference?


Get answers to these questions in Key Component #5 as well as process related material regarding…

  • Commitment letters, MOUs, and permission slips
  • The magic of matching
  • The advantage of matching in site-based programs
  • Strategies and criteria to make a good match
  • Interview questions
  • What is speed dating in mentoring?
  • What are the forms of relationships and what are their advantages?

You’ll also get a detailed introduction to the importance of the completion process!

Key Component #6: LOGISTICS

Logistics is simply the “who is where, when, to do what with whom”. Well, maybe not so simple…

But, one thing you will discover in the Key Component is that the quality of the Logistics you implement can make or break your program. 


Some of the logistic question that you will get answers to include:

  • Should your program be site-based or community based?
  • When is the best time to run your program?
  • How long should your program run?
  • What is the ideal time for each session?
  • Why is consistency in location important?
  • How do you organize the necessary training?
  • If transportation is an issue, how do you deal with it?
  • Should you have snacks and if so, what kind of snacks?
  • Should you do field trips?

Key Component #7: CURRICULUM

Without question, curriculum drives the outcome of your program!

So in Key Component #7, we spend a lot of time covering all aspects of a solid Peer Mentoring curriculum.


This includes…

  • What are the essentials of a good Peer Mentoring curriculum?
  • How to include instructional design best practices
  • How inclusive should your curriculum be? In other words, do Peer Mentors have input into the curriculum?
  • What is an example of Social Emotional Learning Curriculum that can lead to “The Road to Success”?

Key Component #8: COMPLETION

  • Why is completion essential for success?
  • What are the barriers to completion?
  • Practical tactics to complete the relationship impeccably one on one
  • How the power of ceremony and ritual contributes to better outcomes
  • Stakeholder acknowledgement honors and heals the community

Key Component #9: Measuring Outcomes

  • “If you can’t demonstrate it, it never happened”
  • This is the most essential part of your program as it validates its very existence
  • Learn to speak the “evaluation language”
  • How does a logic model help you with getting funding and reporting to funders?
  • The difference between outcome and process measures and how to track them
  • Which outcome measurements are you using?
  • How are you defining success?
  • The power of honesty when reporting outcomes to stakeholders

As you can see, you and I will cover a lot of good territory in The 9 Key Components of Peer Mentoring audio course.

This is your time to take action!

All you have to do is email me and I will send you a link with the course.

You can listen to the audio files on your computeryour smart phone, or your favorite MP3 player.

Your time is right now, to purchase email Carlo Kriekels at carlo@yessinstitute.org, or call YESS at #303-674-1520

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