OCPS Mentoring Requirements
OCPS Mentoring Requirements
The OCPS Mentoring Requirements’ training is designed to provide all schools with the necessary tools they can use to ensure that students who receive a mentor also receive certain general assets that will help them to be successful in life. In this training, the school coordinators receive the training that is expected to be taken back to share with mentors at the school. The initiative is intended to unify mentoring efforts districtwide.  

Initiative Components
There are two major components of the Mentoring Requirements: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and the 4Cs.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel, and show empathy for others. With sound SEL skills, students establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions, moving beyond a problem-oriented focus and address specific protective and risk factors, like family and peer influences, that may affect student performance outcomes.

Five interwoven cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies serve as critical factors to ensure students’ success in school and life. These include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. These competencies are often quick-references as  the 4Cs:
  • Competence: Having adequate skill, knowledge and experience for an intended task (e.g. academic and/or behavioral)
  • Connection: Creating positive, caring relationships, which link the student to mentor, school and community
  • Confidence: Increasing self-esteem by identifying and affirming one's own qualities and abilities
  • Character: Developing the mental qualities of honesty, responsibility, and integrity exhibited daily in decision-making behaviors
George Masek
District Resource Teacher
407-317-3470 x 2004306
[email protected]