Midrealm

Draco Invictus

Mentors

From pages 9 & 10 of the Page School Handbook

All SCA Youth Policies apply when mentoring. Mentors need to be warranted through the Kingdom Minister of Youth Office and background checked through SCA Corporate. Before proceeding with a mentor, please contact the Dean or KMOY with any questions. A formal fostering is a requirement of Intermediate and Scholar Pages. With the support and approval of their parent/guardian, a Page should work with the parent/guardian to find a Mentor within the Kingdom. This is a personal decision between the Page, the parents/guardian and the Mentor. It is encouraged to be similar to the teacher-dependent relationship that Peers have within the Kingdom. This is a wonderful opportunity for a Page to grow within the Society and gain knowledge from other members. A Mentor should foster a Page’s growth within their area of specialization, as well as personal development in areas of courtesy, fealty, generosity, prowess, honesty, etc. and moral support.
The Mentor does not have to be a Peer, however it should be an adult/s with some expertise in the area of fostering and knowledge of the Pages specialization. Parents cannot be a Mentor for their own children.
All meetings with a Mentor must follow Youth Policies. To allow mentors to follow Youth Policy requirements, the Page School Dean and/or the KMOY will run an open classroom with background checked adults four times a year – at both crown tourneys and coronations. Additional open classrooms at events can be requested by contacting the Dean. You are not required to meet at these times.
After the formal fostering period is complete, the Page and Mentor will each write essays about their experience and submit them to the Dean. The essay should be at least one page and should entail the details of your Mentor/Page relationship.
    Topics for the Page:
  • Tell about your Mentor – name, titles, what they do in the SCA
  • What did you learn from your Mentor
  • Was this relationship helpful in your development in Page School
  • How have you changed from the beginning to the end of your relationship
  • What would you change in the future
  • Any additional information
    Topic for the Mentor:
  • Tell about your Page – name, general information
  • What did you teach your Page
  • Did you learn anything from your Page
  • How has the Page developed from the beginning to the end of your relationship
  • What would you change in the future
  • Any additional information

Information for Mentors

All SCA Youth Policies apply when mentoring. Mentors need to be warranted through the Kingdom Minister of Youth Office and background checked through SCA Corporate. Before proceeding with a mentor, please contact the Dean or KMOY with any questions.

How to be warranted as a Mentor

  1. Mentors will be picked with the support and approval of their parent/guardian. This is a personal decision between the Page, the parents/guardian and the Mentor.
  2. After a Page’s parent has approved a Mentor, the Mentor must complete mentor registration with the KMOY on the Page School website at Mentor Registration
    If the website is down, please email the KMOY at youth@midrealm.org with the following information:
    Mentor modern name
    Mentor SCA name
    Mentor email address
    Page modern name
    Page SCA name (if applicable)
    Page parent/guardian name
    Parent/Guardian email
    Current level of Page
    Current Date
  3. An email confirming registration will be sent to the Mentor -No meetings are permitted to take place until after warranting is completed.

Contact Rules

  • Mentors are not authorized to contact a Page directly through any social media, email or phone.
  • The Mentor may contact the Page’s parent/guardian to relay/receive messages.
  • Mentors are not authorized to ever meet with a Page in private.
  • Mentors are not authorized to ever meet with a Page outside of an SCA function.
  • All meetings will follow the rules laid out below.

Meetings

    All meetings with a Mentor must follow Youth Policies.

  • To allow mentors to follow Youth Policy requirements, the Page School Dean and/or the KMOY will run an open classroom with background checked adults four times a year – at both crown tourneys and coronations.
  • Additional open classrooms at SCA functions can be requested by contacting the Dean. You are not required to meet at these times.

Reporting meetings

After a meeting between Mentor and Page, the Mentor needs to report it at Mentor Meeting Report If the website is down, please email the Dean at pageschool@midrealm.org with the following information:
Mentor modern name
Mentor SCA name
Mentor email address
Page modern name
Page SCA name (if applicable)
Page parent/guardian name
Parent/Guardian email
current level of Page
Meeting date
SCA function where meeting was held
Background checked adult present
Other adults present to fulfill the two deep rule
Overview of what was discussed
*Failure to report a meeting could result in removal of a Mentor’s warrant.

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