Introduction to Youth Group Mentoring & Circle Facilitation
For male identified adults
CT-1 is offered to adult men wishing to advance their skills in circle facilitation and youth group leadership. Your experience will prepare you to serve as a mentor in one of Journeymen’s school-based mentoring groups (CIRCLES) and is the first step toward becoming a volunteer mentor, paid staff or lead facilitator with Journeymen.
Active mentors will be supported in their own personal and professional development through apprenticeship, monthly calls, and ongoing training opportunities.
This training is team-facilitated by Journeymen CIRCLES leads. Introductions and facilitator bios will be sent out with course info after registration.
DATES: Fall 2020
TIMES: 9am – 5pm
COST: $150 *
* $25 w/ volunteer agreement
“I left the experience feeling excited and prepared to be a mentor.”
“The care with which the staff prepared for and led us through each session was exemplary. Really thoughtful and well planned.”
I believe the course was a great way to introduce new mentors to the role we will be playing in facilitating circles whether it’s leading or supporting.”
Understanding the basic framework for effective group/circle facilitation
Experience facilitating circle sharing and/or group activities
Overview of adolescent development in the context of school-based mentoring
An introduction to the role of trauma-informed care in youth work
Awareness of cross-cultural issues in youth work