Midway check in: conditions for a safe & quality program
Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. You do not need to answer ALL of the prompts, they are only meant to spark your thinking.
In general, how is your group going? (Required) ACTIVITIES (Required)
What activities have your group done (no need to list all, a few examples will do)? Are activities safe for all match members? How is the variety? Is everyone having opportunities to use voice and choice?
Is attendance consistent? Do you get the sense that your mentees feel they can rely on you?
How connected is your group? What could you do to increase feelings of connection (if applicable)? Is your group growing closer as the weeks go on? How clear are everyone's boundaries?
YOUTH CENTEREDNESS (Required)
How much input do your mentees have in activities and discussions? Is there a balance between everyone's speaking time? Is anyone monopolizing the conversations? How can we ensure, moving forward, that this group is operating in a youth-centered manner? In other words, how can we make sure it's a level playing field for all mentees?
How much structure is present in your group meetings? Are you working towards any goals together, individually or as a group?
Duration & Expectations (Required)
Are you happy with the length of your sessions and the duration of the program season? In other words, how do you feel about the amount of time you have with your mentees? What were your expectations at the beginning of your group meetings? Were those expectations communicated, and are they being met? If not, how can we improve that?
Do you have any specific success stories that happened during the group, an activity that went well, a breakthrough with a particular youth, or maybe something that just made you smile? Please share. (Required) How are things working out with your co-facilitators? What is working well, what are the challenges? Any specific dynamics or issues that you would like to share? Is there open, honest, and respectful communication happening? (Required)
Please let me know if you would like me to follow up with you regarding these challenges. Note: I am unable to communicate with your co-facilitators on your behalf unless absolutely necessary. I can work with you to formulate your thoughts as needed, but please do your best to communicate with your team to iron out any issues. If this does not work, I will happily step in and facilitate a conversation. Remember, addressing challenges with a team is a great learning opportunity!
Do you have any major concerns about any of the youth or any of the B You program elements? (Required) How is the support from BBBS (your B You Coordinator)? Any suggestions on how I can better support you? (Required) Developmental Relationships: Intentionality
How much conscious attention do you give to taking the below actions
with your mentees? There are no right or wrong answers.
Please answer as honestly as possible.
Showing my mentees that they can trust me, giving my mentees focused individual attention, making my mentees feel known and valued.
Setting high expectations for my mentees, helping my mentees learn from mistakes & failures, holding my mentees accountable for their actions.
Guiding my mentees through hard situations, building my mentees' self-confidence, advocating for my mentees.
Taking my mentees' ideas & opinions seriously, involving my mentees in important decisions, letting my mentees take the lead.
Inspiring my mentees to see future possibilities, exposing my mentees to new ideas & places, introducing my mentees to people who help them grow.
Final comments Any other comments or concerns you think we should know? Please help me with my planning! Do you anticipate being interested in volunteering with B You next term?