Mentor Online Training Questions

HINT: We recommend you print out the Question Sheet on which to mark your answers while you go through the training modules, and then return to this page to electronically submit your answers to the Mentor Coordinator.

Module 1: Welcome to the ChalleNGe Team

Question 1: The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP) is a co-educational, preventative program for high school drop-outs, ages sixteen to nineteen years old.

Question 2: This website provides specific information for National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program Mentors.
www.communityforyouth.orgwww.bbbs.orgwww.mentoring.orgwww.jointservicessupport.org/ngycp/

Question 3: "The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth, to produce Program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults." This is the called the for the ChalleNGe Program.

Question 4: Since inception, the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP) has graduated over young adults.

Question 5: List one thing you learned from the introduction video shown in this module.

Module 2: Overview of the ChalleNGe Program

Question 1: Select the Eight Core Components taught to all Cadets in the ChalleNGe Program.
Leadership/FollowershipConfidenceJob SkillsHealth and HygienePoisePhysical FitnessService to CommunitySelf-RespectLife-Coping SkillsAcademic ExcellenceResponsible CitizenshipIndependence

Question 2: Pick one of the Eight Core Components, and define that component in your own words. Be sure to list what component you are defining.

Question 3: During the Residential Phase, Cadets attend daily classes in support of the “Academic Excellence” core component.

Question 4: One of the ways the "Job Skills" core component is accomplished is by training Cadets on how to give a successful job interview.

Question 5: The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program was piloted in .

Module 3: What is a Mentor?

Question 1: Name three of the five areas of the Mentoring Pyramid:

Question 2: You are talking with your Cadet and you ask, "How has your week been?" The response you get is, "Good." Write one example of an open-ended question that you could ask your Cadet to get a more in-depth response.

Question 3: With active listening, if you do not understand exactly what your Cadet is saying to you, try repeating back the information as you understand it. What is the process called?

Question 4: A Mentor is a person or friend who guides a less-experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behaviors.

Module 4: Characteristics of a Mentor

Question 1: The research has demonstrated that youth in high quality relationships improve in the following areas (check all that apply):
Academic performanceReduced likelihood of dropping-out of schoolDecreased incidents of high risk behaviors—substance abuse, carrying a weapon, unsafe sex and violenceIncreased emotional and social development

Question 2: There are many characteristics of Mentors. The lesson indicates that Mentors should be able to reflect on their own motivations, to the relationship.

Question 3: There are many characteristics of Mentors. The lesson indicates that Mentors should be able to identify realistic expectations about the relationship, the they can have on youth.

Question 4: According to the article "Getting to the Gold,” goals and activities are at the heart of the mentoring relationship. The key is to pay attention to the Mentee's needs and .

Question 5: According to the article "Mentoring Works," by Jonathan Alter, "Mentoring is not the solution to the problems of the next generation. ______________ comes first."

Module 5: The Case Manager

Question 1: Case Management refers to the “oversight practices employed by a Program, that leads to active Mentor matches and successful Cadet placement,” within which Phase of the ChalleNGe Program?

Question 2: refers to situations in which Mentors and Mentees are fulfilling their contact requirements and meeting monthly reporting requirements.

Question 3: According to the "Key Points" section of this module, one of the most important roles of the Case Manager is to be a Cadet _____________.

Question 4: Some of the duties of the Case Manager include (check all that apply):
maintaining monthly communication with Mentors.monitoring and recording mentoring activities and contacts.recording Cadets’ placement activities.maintaining and reporting on contact with Cadets who are active duty military.

Question 5: Your Mentoring will outline your reporting requirements.

Module 6: Qualities and Needs of Adolescents and At-Risk Youth

Question 1: addresses the youth's need to be good at something, rather than staying caught in a cycle of failure.

Question 2: This module lists the needs of adolescent youth. is the need to be accepted and loved by others, rather than be alienated from them. Youth seek to gain the acceptance, attention, and affection of others.

Question 3: This need of youth addresses the need to gain control of one’s destiny, rather than be at the mercy of others.

Question 4: Generosity is the need to give to others, rather than to always be receiving.

Question 5: Summarize one of the things you learned about adolescent youth and the role of Mentors, from watching the video in this module.

Module 7: Relationship Building

Question 1: Successful early stages of relationship development — Forming and Norming — are crucial to the long-term effectiveness of the Match, and the achievement of ChalleNGe goals. This is why the first _________ months of the Mentoring relationship are important and need a lot of attention.

Question 2: The stages of a relationship include Forming, Norming, Storming, Performing, and Mourning/Morning. The stages listed are always sequential.

Question 3: During this Phase, the primary role of the Mentor is to participate in weekly contact with the Cadet, and to help them prepare their Post-Residential Action Plan (P-RAP).

Question 4: During this Phase, the “Mentor-Matching Ceremony" happens.

Question 5: List one thing you will do with your Cadet in the Forming Phase of relationship development.

Module 8: Expectations and the Mentoring Relationship

Question 1: This module addresses some challenges and possible solutions for common Mentor relationship issues. One issue is a Mentee needing career guidance. Check all the possible things presented in the presentation that a Mentor can do to work on this challenge with the Cadet.
Ask about his interestsExpose him to new opportunitiesShare your experiencesSearch Google for jobs

Question 2: Another issue is a Mentee feeling overwhelmed. Check all the possible things presented in the presentation that a Mentor can do to work on this challenge with the Cadet.
Friends don't "fix"Set limitsAsk for feedbackTake a stress management course

Question 3: Another issue is the Mentee falls out of contact. Check all the possible things presented in the presentation that a Mentor can do to work on this challenge with the Cadet.
Don't take it personallyFocus on funBe persistentTake a break

Question 4: Another issue is a Mentee talks to you about risky behaviors. Check all the possible things presented in the presentation that a Mentor can do to work on this challenge with the Cadet.
Tell the parentAsk questionsHold your opinionKeep his confidence

Question 5: Another issue is a Mentee tests you. Check all the possible things presented in the presentation that a Mentor can do to work on this challenge with the Cadet.
Cool downSet clear boundariesTell the parentsReaffirm your commitment

Module 9: Introduction to P-RAP

Question 1: The Post-Residential Action Plan is a tool that supports the process of goal development and action planning for the Residential and Post-Residential Phases. Within ChalleNGe, this Plan is commonly called and abbreviated to this: .

Question 2: The P-RAP is a tool that provides the roadmap to a Cadet’s success.

Question 3: Check all the functions of the P-RAP:
Helps Cadets identify and obtain more durable placementIncreases Post-Residential accountabilityHelps Post-Residential staff monitor placement activities and work with Cadets in the Post-Residential PhaseProvides focus for mentoring relationships and guides Mentor responsibilities

Question 4: List one thing you learned from listening to the audio files in this module.

Question 5: The P-RAP contains many goals, defined by the Cadet. According to this module, goals should be:

Module 10: Communication between Mentor and Mentee

Question 1: is about receiving information from the Cadet, and remaining non-judgmental and empathetic.

Question 2: What percentage of communication is non-verbal?

Question 3: When you seek to understand, you ask more questions and try to withhold .

Question 4: Describe one active listening skill you learned about, that will help you in your relationship with your Cadet.

Question 5: Active listening is difficult.

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