July 18-20, 2014
Kettunen Center

Thank you for your interest in this year’s 4-H Mentoring Weekend! We are very excited to bring together mentees, mentors and program staff/volunteers from all over the state for this weekend of fun.

Overview of 4-H Mentoring Weekend
The 4-H Mentoring Weekend at Kettunen Center will bring together members of the mentoring community from across the state of Michigan for a weekend of fun, learning, laughter, and memories.

Cost:
Included in the registration fee are all meals, lodging, activities, and t-shirt!

Mentors/Chaperones—This option is for any mentor or chaperone who will be supervising youth throughout the weekend. You have two price choices:

  • Full Mentor Rate: The full rate for mentors is $200. Mentors who do not need a scholarship or who are being paid for with grant funds should select this fee.
  • Mentor Requesting Scholarship Rate: The scholarship rate of $50 is open to any mentor who does not have grant funds available from the program.

Mentee/Youth—This option is for any youth participant. You have two price choices:

  • Full Mentee Rate: The full rate for mentees is $200. Mentees who do not need a scholarship or who are being paid for with grant funds should select this fee.
  • Mentee Requesting Scholarship Rate: The scholarship rate of $50 is open to any mentee who does not have grant funds available from the program.

Volunteer—A limited number of volunteers may attend this event for free. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Bottomley at lbottoml@msu.edu. Please note that priority is given to AmeriCorps members and volunteers willing to serve as floor monitors.

Staff—MSU Extension staff can use their operating or other appropriate accounts to pay the $200 registration fee.

Eligibility Requirements
Please note that this weekend is open to mentees who are 11 to 19 years of age by July 16, 2014, per 4-H overnight policy standards. Staff and mentors in attendance must have completed a volunteer screening process through their mentoring program which includes a criminal background check. This weekend is designed for mentoring program matches to participate together. Mentors/chaperones and mentees must sign up for the same workshops. Peer mentors must attend sessions with their chaperone. Per the MSU Extension overnight housing policy, youth will be bunked separately from their mentors and supervised by designated floor monitors. Adult mentors and volunteers will be housed in same gender pairs, 2 per room. If you have a roommate preference, please include this on your registration form.

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Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information about registration please contact Scott Victor at victorsc@msu.edu. For all other questions realted to Mentoring Weekend contact Susan Fenton at 616-994-4580, fentons@anr.msu.edu, Frank Cox at 231-724-4738, coxf@anr.msu.edu or Lisa Bottomley at 517-432-7622, lbottoml@anr.msu.edu