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Connecting to Success Training Manual Page

The Connecting to Success (CTS) Training Manual is a 151 page manual that can be downloaded or purchased by any individual or group desiring ideas and guidance for establishing an e-mentoring program. The manual guides community organizations, schools, businesses, and state agencies in developing programs and forming e-mentoring partnerships.

What the CTS Training Manual Offers

  • It is intended to be the primary resource for the successful implementation of a program site providing information and assistance for all participants.
  • It provides background information and research features that are useful when seeking program funding.
  • It can be used to help integrate youth with disabilities into established mentoring programs.
  • It can be used to formulate strategies for schools and youth organizations to initiate or strengthen partnerships with local businesses.

Contents of the CTS Training Manual

  • Introduction
  • E-Mentoring Program Development
  • Youth Development
  • What About Disabilities?
  • Coordinator
  • Employer-Liaison
  • Teacher
  • Mentor
  • Mentee
  • Launching a CTS Program Site
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Pilot Project Partners
  • Worksheets and Model Forms
  • References and Resources

Technical Assistance Available from NCSET

If a school or youth organization wishes to affiliate and become a CTS program site, additional technical assistance is available from NCSET (see How to Become an Affiliate for more information). Since its inception, our staff has worked with affiliated organizations to develop funding, secure technology resources, recruit partner organizations, train participants, and perform program evaluations. We know that initiating a program is complicated and we want to help in any way we can.

Download the PDF File

The PDF file of the CTS Manual contains 151 pages that, if printed, you will need to bind. To download the PDF file of the CTS Manual, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click to Download the CTS Manual in PDF.

Order the Printed Version

The printed version of the CTS Manual is in a bound, soft-covered volume available for a fee. You may order a printed copy of the CTS Manual on the Institute on Community Integration Web site, or contact the Institute on Community Integration’s Publications Office at 612-624-4512 or by e-mail at


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