Questions? Contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Commit to a Full Semester
You must complete a full 8-week semester of mentoring (nine 1.5 hour sessions, 12 hours of mentoring total). Attend all required events: three group “Mixer Meetings” (set up by your Task Force), one “Training Day” and two “Evaluation Sessions” (once at the midpoint, and again at the end)of 30 minutes each time, which will be set up by the Taskforce committee.
Schedule With Your Mentee
Arrange a date/time to meet with the mentee. *Please always arrive 10-15 minutes early prior to the appointment.
Help Set Mentee Goals and Plans
You will discuss the mentee’s goals and together set a plan of activities to work on the goals for each session.
Keep Careful Records
Make sure to carefully record each mentor meeting on your Mentor Verification Form: Time, and Date.
The apprentice will pay the mentor $10 dollars at the time of the appointment. ASLIS will pay the mentor $20.00 for every 1.5 hour session. You must submit invoices to get paid!
Fill out online here.Or send your own invoice to your task force: Write an invoice number (can use date)on the form, and have interpreter apprentice sign and intial the form. Submit verification form to Bethanne Weltmer either through email, or in paper.
No, the mixers are open to the greater signing community. Those not directly involved in the Deaf Mentoring Program, but who are a part of the Deaf/hard of hearing and interpreting communities are welcome to join.
The Deaf Mentoring Program is provided by ASLIS for locations in Greater Minnesota, and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.