Love...No Ego Mentoring Certification (get this accredited)

  • Executive Summary:

A mentor's certification program and course​ designed to educate and prepare men and women for the purpose of helping to build more vibrant and thriving individuals, particularly young people ages 10-24, their families, and their respective community. 

  • Intro and Background Research

The Love No ​Ego Foundation believes in people, believing that people are the root of all evil as well as all good. Not things. Therefore, it is our responsibility to be best human beings we can be. While the messages of and from the world glorifies things, promotes being first and number one, and overlooks ethics and doing things for the greater good, The Love No Ego Foundation glorifies people, their spirit, intuition, and natural love space. We bring attention to the ego and how it may be influencing negative decisions and behaviors. Once the awareness is there within our clients, they are able to go beyond the limitations and challenges of the ego, and truly live, enabling them to attain their goals and successfully provide. 

  • The Problem and Scope - Why Love...No Ego Mentoring? 

Deaths due to suicide and homicide, often referred to collectively as violent deaths, have consistently been a major cause of premature death to persons aged 10–24 in the United States. In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death for persons aged 10–24, and homicide ranked third for persons aged 15-24 and fifth for persons aged 10–14.  (Sally C. Curtin, M.A., and Melonie Heron, Ph.D. - NCHS Data Brief, Number 352, October 2019) - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db352-h.pdf

National reports show that 1 in 6 middle to high school, and even college students reported that they’ve either been the victim of some form of bullying or, witnessed others being bullied. And 1 in 8 have experienced bigotry and name calling, which is also a form of bullying. 

Some victims of violence at school hold aggressive attitudes which may place them at risk for involvement in high-risk behaviors. Victims with aggressive attitudes are more likely to carry weapons, used alcohol, and engaged in physical fights at school. Both victims and non-victims with aggressive attitudes reported lower academic grades and fewer supportive adults at school. Repeated victimization has detrimental effects on the youth's social and emotional development. JOURNAL ARTICLE - Aggressive Attitudes Among Victims of Violence at School - Karen K. Brockenbrough, Dewey G. Cornell and Ann B. Loper - Education and Treatment of Children - Vol. 25, No. 3 (AUGUST 2002), pp. 273-287 - Published by: West Virginia University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/42899706

Many of youth today have fears and worries, and may feel sad and hopeless from time to time. Strong fears may appear at different times during development. Extreme forms of fear and sadness could be due to anxiety or depression. This is clearly negatively affecting their lives.

Depression is the leading cause of disability for ages 15-44. 

  • Causes 490 million disability days from work each year in the U.S. 6

  • Accounts for $23 billion in lost workdays each year.7

  • Takes an economic toll over $100 billion each year from U.S. business.

  • Affects over 300 million people worldwide, regardless of culture, age, gender, religion, race or economic status.

  • Is one of the most debilitating conditions on the world, with severe depression rated in the same disability category as terminal stage cancer.

  • Is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

Hope for Depression Research Foundation. 2018. https://www.hopefordepression.org/depression-facts/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8tbGur-T6wIVhpOzCh3ejA-vEAAYASAAEgJOrfD_BwE

Youth's Education,  Daily Life, and Career

Mentoring has significant positive effects on two early warning indicators that a student may be falling off-track:

1) High levels of absenteeism (Kennelly & Monrad, 2007)

  • Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. (Public/Private Ventures Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

2) Recurring behavior problems (Thurlow, Sinclair & Johnson, 2002)

  • Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

  • In addition to better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, mentored youth maintain better attitudes toward school. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can offer advice, share life their experiences, and help a young person navigate challenges.

Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking. (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who do not. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

A study showed that the strongest benefit from mentoring, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — particularly noteworthy given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

One study estimates that the human potential lost as a result of the educational achievement gap is the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession. (Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community, 2015) By preparing young people for college and careers, mentoring helps develop the future workplace talent pipeline. (Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community, 2015)

Mentors can also prepare their mentees for professional careers and assist with their workplace skills by:

  • Helping set career goals and taking the steps to realize them.

  • Using personal contacts to help young people network with industry professionals, find internships, and locate possible jobs.

  • Introduce young people to resources and organizations they may not be familiar with.

  • Skills for seeking a job, interviewing for a job, and keeping a job.

Our youth are our future. Everything depends on the state of their mental health and social emotional well being. If we don't have happy, vibrant, secure, confident, loving, and non-egotistical youth, while being able to connect them to great resources, we're not going to have a thriving anything, including schools, the economy, environment, homes, families, and communities. We must do all we can to ensure that they are happy individuals who are consistently striving for being the best person they can be. But they must be truly taught. Happiness is not a worldly thing. It doesn't come from worldly things. It comes from within, and it's something that we/they (humans) already have. 'Love...No Ego" helps to create their vision for sustainable success and not so much instant gratification. 

  • Finances/Resources/Personal Equipment Needed

Software for online courses​ - Writing materials - Marketing merchandise and gear - Study and certification materials - Keynote/guest speaker/trainer fee - Mentoring Program Coordinator - Refreshments - Criminal Background Checks - Human Relations Person - $400 - $800 per mentor. 

Note: Being an already established entity, some resources and services on may become available on an in-kind or pro bono basis. 

  • Risk Assessment

1) may pose physical danger to participants,

2) emotional risks associated with fostering intimate relationships between adults and children 

3) other issues that create liability for the mentor program.

(physical safety, freedom of movement, protection of property, right of privacy, security of reputation, performance of promises, and economic freedom.

Ensure the following:

ASSESSING 

ANTICIPATING

STRATEGIZING

PREPARING 

TROUBLESHOOTING 

MINIMIZING 

 1. ASSESS the overall risk level of The Love No Ego Mentoring Program based on population served (ages 10-24), the mission of the program, and the program structure. 2. ANTICIPATE risks based on these same factors. 3. STRATEGIZE to reduce risks at every phase of the program. 4. PREPARE board members, program staff, volunteers, youth, and parents for issues that may arise and risks to be aware of. 5. TROUBLESHOOT problems while they are still manageable so that we can avoid all possible crises and liabilities. 6. MINIMIZE damage and limit liability when a risk becomes a crises or liability.

Liability Shields:  waivers, informed consent forms, permission slips,  and disclaimers

Love No Ego Foundation Developing Action Plans

Know/Learn About Laws Affecting Mentoring Programs

Organizational Insurance

Know Societal Risks That Youth Are Facing

Mentors' Interactive Training Exercises SMALL GROUP WORK

Ongoing Training

Active and Consistent Monitoring and Supervision 

Team Support Provided to Mentors and Mentees

Networking and Managing Referral Networks

Resourceful Referral Agencies for Mentors and Mentees

Boundary and Safety Issues/Compliances

Complete Basic Mentor Screening Tools (application, background check, references, face-to-face interview, DMV printout, home visits)

Active and Updated Documentation of All Mentoring Sessions and Activities

Love No Ego Foundation Qualitative Assurance Standards

1) Completed Statement of Purpose and Long Range Plan

2. Completed Recruitment Plan for Mentors and Mentees

3. Completed Orientation for Mentors and Mentees

4. Completed Mentor and Mentee Screening

5. Completed Training and Readiness Training for Mentors

6. Completed Matching Strategies System (For Matching Mentor and Mentee)

7. Completed Monitoring & Documentation Process

8. Completed Support, Recognition and Retention of Mentors and Mentees

9. Completed Closure/Exit of Mentors and Mentees (when necessary).

10. Completed Evaluation of the Mentoring. Did it/Is it Working?

11. Completed Written Agreements (Memorandums Of Understandings or MOU’s) to ensure that each partnering agency understands what is expected of them.

  • Implementation Plan and Timeline

New course certification starts every 1/3 quarter of the year - January, May, and September​. Mentors can complete within first 4 months. If not completed, can carry hours over into the next certification quarter. Note that the program will not be disrupted due to the mentor's incompletion, but will allow the mentor to rejoin and pick-up in the next offering course where he or she has left off in the previous certification course.  

  • Objectives and Benefits of Love...No Ego Mentoring Certification

Create healthier and happier individuals and communities​

Connect youth to resources relating to their needs, interests, and goals

Help to improve the economy and lives through purpose

Improved upon overall peace among the world by positively affecting individuals

  • Our Target Audience for Mentors and Mentees

Ages 10-24, male and female. ​

  • Recruitment Video

  • Welcoming/Congratulating Letter of Completion of Course

  • Training Application, Course and Agenda Information (including materials, readings, presentation guidelines, post evaluations, mentor of year, ongoing trainings/continuing education credits, situational training)

  • Coursework Requirements (listed below)

The road to The Love No Ego Mentor's Certification requires training, time, supervision, and practice, just as any genuine competence does in any professional field. 

Coursework

1. Complete at least 30 hours hours of mentor-specific training with The Love No Ego Foundation

a. Acquire 10 of the required 30 hours by successfully completing the five (5) Love...No Ego Foundation required courses shown below: Virtual Option

  • The Foundations Course ( 2-hour coach-specific training)

  • The Principles Course (2-hour training)

  • Ethics and Risk Management Master Class (2 hour training)

  • The Attachment to Goals Course (2-hour training)

  • The Miracle Course (2-hour training)

b. Successfully complete 20 Hours of LNE Mentoring Certification Practice and Intern Training, which gives you the full balance of 30 Hours. These hours must occur within the 3 months prior to submitting your Love...No Ego Final Written Exam application.

2. Document all these hours

Supervision and Mentor Coaching

 

3. Receive supervision from a LNE Certified Mentor/Staff/Execute  for a minimum of three (3) hours. Note, that this three (3 hours) is included and a part of the 20 Hours of LNE Mentoring Certification Practice and Intern Training mentioned above.  

  • Background Check Required - Applicants with crimes against children will not be considered for LNE Mentor's Certification. However, we are willing to use such applicants as administrative volunteers. Inquire by sending email to info@lovenoego.org

  • Continuing Education Credits Required - Once certified, LNE Mentors are required to continue their education by attending offered and approved courses throughout the year. A minimum of 15 continuing education credits must be completed. 

Final Exam

5. Achieve an average of 80% or better on each portion of the MentorCoach Final Written Examination which includes a written exam (multiple choice and essay) and an oral exam (involving observation of live coaching conducted by the candidate). This live coaching is generally conducted by Zoom videoconferencing. The Final Exam is given only when a candidate has completed all Mentor Certification Requirements and has agreed to honor the Love...NO Ego Philosophy and Definition of Mentoring, Pledge of Ethics, and Standards of Ethical Conduct.

Upon completion of these requirements, the candidate will be awarded the Love...No Ego Mentoring Certification document.

  • Post Certification Survey

For additional information, you can download the following documents:

Love...No Ego Mentoring Certification Requirements and Application Process

Certification Fee?

 

After reviewing the documents above, should you have additional certification questions, please contact our office and or certification coordinator Jackie Lee...jackielee@lne.org

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