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    JDI Life Skills



Mentoring is often one component of a program that involves other elements, such as tutoring or life skills training and coaching. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term and contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees.




  • Increased high school graduation rates

  • Lower high school dropout rates

  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices

  • Better attitude about school

  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations

  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school

  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers Improved interpersonal skills


***Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

Strive 4 Success
Become a Mentor

The following are the desired mentor characteristics and skills needed for success as a mentor.




  • -Trustworthy

  • -Nurturing

  • -Have integrity

  • -Confidential

  • -Positive




Mentors must have the ability to:


  • -Communicate clearly and positively

  • -Observe teaching and discuss observations objectively and non judgmentally

  • -Plan in advance for teaching and mentoring work to minimize the negative impact on the mentor's own students and maximize the positive impact on the protege's students

  • -Excellence in teaching, modelling best practices

  • -Provide consistent follow up support and guidance to the protege

  • -Flexibility

  • -Serve as staff developer who is facilitator of adult learning

  • -Be a friend, a good listener and communicator

  • -Be an advocate for new teachers and mentoring.










The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life. Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.

Benefits of Life Coaching


  • To identify and set goals along with the design of an action plan to achieve them.


  • To identify, reduce and/or eliminate roadblocks to your desired outcomes. This allows you to reach your goals sooner and with less effort.


  • To transform limiting beliefs and replace them with empowering ones.


  • To design and implement a life plan that supports one in reaching their personal ideal weight. Feeling healthy, fit and strong enhances all areas of ones’ life and allows one to fully engage life.


  • To identify and live your passions so you can feel truly alive.

  • To build and strengthen ones’ Personal Foundation. A strong Personal Foundation sets the stage for the creation of an exceptional life. For the qualified participant, this one-on-one workshop will dramatically enhance the quality of your inner and outer life.



JDI Life Skills Mentoring Program



JDI Life Skills:

Life Skills Building and Coaching


Other JDI Life Skills programs

Education/Career Development​


Leadership/Character Development​


Life Skills and Health Wellness​






Juvenile Justice Counseling

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