Pathways to Success Mentor Program

What is the Pathways to Success Mentor Program?

The Pathways to Success Mentor Program is a college-prep program to connect the k-12 students of Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) with a current Stanislaus State student from the Criminal Justice Department. The vision of the mentoring program is to provide under represented students in the TUSD the most important factor in their future success: a positive connection. This positive connection will help students build resilience which is the ability to persevere through and overcome adversity. 

Mentoring Activities

Activities of the mentoring Stan State Students include:

  • Building caring relationships based on trust that meet the fundamental need to belong and establish positive peer interactions;
  • Establishing high expectations by identifying the protegees's talents and fostering problem solving skills which form the basis of higher level critical thinking;
  • Redefining “responsibility” as the responsibility to give help to others which is the only route to true strength, autonomy, and a positive self-concept; and
  • Instilling a sense of purpose so that the student can meaningfully participate in their education.

Requirements for Stan State Mentors

All Stan State students participating in the mentorship program will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in CJ 3650, CJ 4230, CJ 4350, or CJ 4700.
  • First, you must take and clear a livescan screening though our UPD office (within past 5 years). You must also pass a TB Test within past 2 years (TB, only, is not required if you are only mentoring virtually).
  • Second, you will need to contact the Office of Student Services at Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) to select a school site and be assigned a protegee. Confirm with the school that the protegee’s parents or guardians have signed the TUSD Consent to Participate form (see below).
  • Third, you will need to register and view up to 3 child safety videos through the Praesidium Academy website. You’ll need to print out or save the certificates for each video and email or send them to your instructor. This step can be started once you have passed your livescan screening (view the Praesidium Academy Quick Start Guide HERE).
  • Fourth, you will need to complete the Service Learning online forms (General Service Learning Student Learning Plan, Participation Guidelines, and Liability Wavier) at StanServes S4.
    • When mentoring in-person, TUSD requires that you wear a lanyard that will be provided to your class by the Office of Service Learning. A lanyard is not required for virtual mentoring.
    • For virtual mentoring we ask that you use the zoom background below.

Other Materials

Please watch the Pathways to Success three part recorded orientation.

  1. Pathways to Success Mentor Program Orientation Part 1: Overview & Service Learning Forms
  2.  Pathways to Success Mentor Program Orientation Part 2: Overview from Gil Ogden at Turlock Unified School District about the Value of the Program
  3. Pathways to Success Mentor Program Orientation Part 3: Stan State Student Experience Benefits 

While participating in the mentor program in a remote/virtual manner, please free feel to use the following resources:

Requirement for TUSD Protegees

All protegees MUST have their parent/guardian sign and return the Consent to Participate to Turlock Unified School District (see the links below).

In 2021-2022AY, TUSD will do their best to have signed the Consent form prior to beginning the program. However, if your protegee doesn't have not signed a Consent form by your first meeting, ask the school if they will send out a consent form. Or, you may need to print out this form below in English of Spanish and ask the protegee to have their parent/guardian sign the form. This Consent form MUST be signed before you can continue to mentor with your protegee.

Standards of Conduct

 The following standards are for both Mentors and Protegees:

  • Mentor activities and communication is to be done between 8am to 8pm
  • Virtual method of contact may include Zoom, phone calls, text messages, or email.
    • You MUST NOT use a Social Media site (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.). Additionally, you must never discuss your mentoring experience on any Social Media website. Your experience with your protegee is confidential as long as the protegee does not breech Mandatory Reporting requirements, which should only be discussed with your TUSD supervisor. 

Thank you to everyone that
makes this program possible!

Turlock Unified School District Staff, Teachers, Parents and Students,
Criminal Justice Faculty and Students, and CSU Stanislaus Staff.