Creating an E-Mentoring Community
How DO-IT does it, and
how you can do it, too


Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson —

Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Preface

PART I: CREATING AN ELECTRONIC MENTORING COMMUNITY

Chapter One: An introduction to e-mentoring and e-communities.

Chapter Two: Steps to creating an e-mentoring community.

Chapter Three: Orientation and training for mentors.

Chapter Four: Introduction to mentoring for success and self-determination.

PART II: SUPPORTING TEENS IN AN E-MENTORING COMMUNITY

Chapter Five: Define success for yourself.

Chapter Six: Set personal, academic, and career goals. Keep your expectations high.

Chapter Seven: Understand your abilities and disabilities. Play to your strengths.

Chapter Eight: Develop strategies to reach your goals.

Chapter Nine: Use technology as an empowering tool.

Chapter Ten: Work hard. Persevere. Be flexible.

Chapter Eleven: Develop a support network. Look to family, friends, and teachers.

PART III: WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Chapter Twelve: Share your story.

Chapter Thirteen: Sample Documents

Chapter Fourteen: Resources and Bibliography

© 2007 University of Washington

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