Success Mentoring Resources

Explore a vast array of resources and activities for mentors, mentees, and learning more about mentoring partnerships.


Explore these ideas for different activities to do with your mentee.

Arts and Creativity

The Lulu and Leo Fund, is a non-profit that helps children and families develop confidence and resilience through creative practice. Their Choose Creativity curriculum offers activities to foster creativity and confidence. Check out their work on their website and learn more about their 10 principles of creativity here.

Activities Catalog

Resources for Preparing a Positive Classroom Environment (Source: Rochester Toolkit)

Restorative Justice in Schools

Building Trust

Some of the best ways to develop trust in a relationship are through caring and listening. In Zaretta Hammond's Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, she writes:

"You can try to speed the trust-building process, but feeling connected grows slowly and requires time for people to get to know each other. It happens in those small day-to-day interactions as students comes into the classroom, when you pass [them] in the hallway or on the playground. It happens in the quiet exchanges we have with a student during an activity

or with our subtle body language, whether it’s a head nod, [or] a quick smile from across the room […] Students will begin to feel cared for when they recognize and experience familiar forms of affection and nurturing" (77).

Source: Zaretta Hammond, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2015.

Explore Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and Hammond's work further at her website here.

End of the Year Strategies

Meditative Activities