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High School Partnership Mentoring Toolkit


The Mentoring Toolkit is a resource intended to aid UM students participating in the High School Partnership with mentoring high school students on college. The Toolkit has been divided into five user-friendly categories related to college mentoring: 1) Mentoring 101, 2) College Prep, 3) College Apps, 4) Campus Life, and 5) College Finances. Each category hosts a few supplementary documents to inform and help guide UM participants when discussing specific topics that may arise during formal and informal mentoring sessions. The Mentoring Toolkit is best understood when used in collaboration with the Master Reference List, which details how the supplementary documents can be effectively utilized during mentoring sessions.

Click here to download the Master Reference List for the items below.

Mentoring 101:

Understanding All Students - Campus Compact Toolkit
Culturally Responsive Classroom
We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know
*Tips For College Success from the Professor’s Guide
*First Generation College Student Online References
Encouraging Handouts and Activities - College Board

College Prep:

Talking Points on College Preparation
College Checklist - Provident Credit Union
All About the ACT and SAT – Michigan Campus Compact Toolkit
Improve My High School Study Skills – EduGuide
Possible Career Paths – Florida Campus Compact Toolkit
Personality/Career Quizzes
Choosing a Major
College Board College Search Tool

College Apps:

The Common Application
Common App Scavenger Hunt – College Board
Purdue OWL on Personal Statement
University of California Personal Statement video
How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation – College Board
Six Tips For Getting Great Letters of Recommendation For College
Writing a Resume With Action Verbs For Students

Campus Life:

Know The “U”: An Overview of the University of Miami
Differences Between College and High School – Wenatchee Valley College
Time Management Handout – Oregon State University
Dorm Life 101 – Campus Explorer
Tips for First-Year Students – Southern Methodist University

College Finances:

Ways To Pay
Bright Futures Handbook
Work Study Jobs: Federal Student Aid
Top 10 Ways to Save Money at College – Professors’ Guide
Student Debt Facts and Sources 

*Please note that this document is only a snapshot; the website link is on the document.