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Factsheet 21: Engaging your mentee’s family
Youth mentoring is primarily understood as a relationship between a mentor and mentee, yet mentors often enter into home, school, and other community settings associated with their mentee and interact regularly with other people in their mentee’s lives such as parents. However, developing appropriate relationships with your mentee’s family is often quite difficult. Parents don’t always understand the mentor’s role and therefore may not know how to relate to you. Fortunately, this factsheet provides you with several simple strategies you can employ to build an effective relationship with your mentee’s family.