How Leaf’s Community-Based Mentoring Works

Leaf Mentoring provides a comprehensive system that trains your staff and established, thriving community members, to provide supportive one on one relationships with those members of your population who experience a variety of challenges. These program components create self-sustaining mentoring programs that are economical, effective and independent, bypassing a need for ongoing consulting fees. Below are listed the specific elements of the program.

“[You] changed my perspective on life , helped me to develop relationships and changed my life.”
Raul, Mentor

Evaluation of Organizational Needs

Leaf Mentoring conducts a preliminary evaluation of the organization’s strengths and needs. The comprehensive assessment involves gathering data from all key stakeholders; board members, administrators, staff, and members of your community.


Creating Buy In

Leaf Mentoring communicates the need for and efficacy of mentoring interventions to all stakeholders.


Training A Mentoring Coordinator

In order to make the mentoring program self-sustaining, Leaf Mentoring trains a member of the staff to take the lead in training and coordinating all future mentoring programs. Leaf Mentoring assists in the identification of this staff member.


Guiding Initial Mentor and Mentee Selection and Matching

Together with the Mentoring Coordinator, Leaf Mentoring collaborates with administrators and staff to identify mentors and mentees. After the initial mentor training has taken place, Leaf Mentoring conducts the initial matching process between mentors and mentees.


Mentor Training

Leaf Mentoring conducts the initial training for the first group of mentors and gives the necessary instruction and materials for the mentoring coordinator to run all future trainings.


Establishment of Data Collection

Any effective program can and should be measured to demonstrate its effectiveness. Leaf Mentoring establishes data collection processes for grant applications and presentations to the community and key donors.


Ongoing Supervision

To ensure that your mentoring initiative is successful and sustainable, Leaf Mentoring provides two years of supervision after the initial visit. This ongoing support, supervision and guidance is one of the many factors that sets Dr. Kranzler’s interventions apart and ensures the success and growth of the mentoring program and its impact on the community.