How Leaf’s School Based Mentoring Works

Leaf Mentoring provides a comprehensive system that trains your staff and established, thriving students, to provide supportive one on one relationships with those in your student body 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.


Evaluation of School Needs

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


Creating Buy In

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

“When Dr. Jeffrey Kranzler first introduced the idea of starting a mentoring program at Rohr Middle School, we were intrigued yet completely unsure of how to orchestrate such a lofty goal. With Dr. Kranzler’s thoughtful planning and insightful guidance, we absolutely exceeded our expectations.”
Staci Berry, General Studies Principal, Rohr Middle School

Creating or Bolstering Bullying Prevention Program

Leaf Mentoring will strengthen any school’s policies, procedures and psychoeducation related to bullying prevention to create environments where students feel safe to learn. If no protocol are in place, Leaf Mentoring will implement a bullying prevention and intervention program.


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 presents the initial training for the first group of mentors and provides 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, promotional materials for prospective students and parents and presentations to 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 students.