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Peer Mentor Training

Direct Your Life has developed a professional development certificate that provides Peer Mentors with the tools to engage better with individuals with criminal records re-entering society. 

Peer Mentors will be equipped with: 

  • Knowledge of re-entry journey pain points, and critical points leading to recidivism

  • Understanding the experiences and pain points of people with criminal records

  • Common list of strategies (goals, activities, resources) to overcome challenges (support mentee goal setting, and guide coaching tactics)

  • Sensitivity to contemporary cultural experiences and pop culture of Black Youth

  • Skills for relationship building

  • Strategies to motivate and inspire mentees

  • Resources, tools and instructions to begin mentoring 

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