Youth Mentoring@100%: Innovation 4
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Youth Mentoring.4.1
Project 1: The “plain language for existing websites” project
In some city and county systems, thoughtful professionals spend a great deal of time and effort trying to design perfect websites, with easy-to-understand listings of mentoring support offerings, easy-to-navigate maps to get you to such programs and other features to make it easier to sign up for mentoring programs. Your mission is to figure out whether your county and city websites — and all mentoring agencies — are taking this opportunity to simply and efficiently explain mentoring services on their respective websites. This would mean sharing what mentoring supports are offered, offering downloadable and printable brochures and schedules in all relevant languages, or presenting information through an app. These sites are vital because they serve as a recruitment tool for much-needed mentors.