Peer MentoringWorks

Peer MentoringWorks

Peer MentoringWorks is a 21-hour online training program for the certification of peer mentors working with transition-aged youth in pre-employment programs. The model developed for Florida VR (FL VR) in concert with Florida Atlantic University, the Disability Center, the Stand Among Friends program and BF Duncan will provide both training to the mentor and also to the project coordinators who will supervise the programs for service providers. It is FL VR’s intent to also have all staff recertified at certain intervals.

 

The initial program is a pilot covering South Florida, Region 5 from Palm Beach County to Lee County (Ft. Myers) down to Monroe County (Key West). In addition, a Pre-Employment Toolkit app is available for the peer mentors trained in this program. Peer mentors will be provided ongoing support through the use of a LinkedIn MentoringWorks discussion group which will meet regularly and be supported by PolicyWorks. A resource library will also be available to peer mentors certified in this program.

 

Tools available to date:

  • œ Guide to Peer Mentoring for Youth in Transition to Employment
  • œ Guide to Training for Peer Mentoring Project Coordinators
  • œ On-Going Training and Technical Assistance
  • œ Recertification Training