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Component 5

Diversity &

cultural awareness


Brave Space Guidelines

Guidelines to help make participants feel more comfortable expressing personal thoughts or opinions that they perceive to be outside the norm.

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Nurturing the Mentor-Mentee Relationship

Tips to nurture the mentor-mentee relationship.

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Activity: Understanding Safe Spaces

An activity with the purpose of aiding mentor understanding of what makes a safe space, and how they should behave in WYSE spaces.

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supplementary resources

What is Cultural Diversity?

A brief overview of cultural diversity, why it is important, and how it can be supported.

Cultural Sensitivity Training Power Point

A power point providing an overview on culture, prejudice, and what it means to be culturally competent. Includes useful graphics and videos concerning learning how to be culturally sensitive.

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Awareness Activities

A list of activities to do with mentors to explore the concepts of diversity, prejudice and discrimination, inclusion and exclusion, and cultures.

What is Cultural Sensitivity?

A blog post on what it means to be culturally sensitive in the context of a dominant culture, and the different stages to get there.

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Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults

A PDF of different activities to aid in understanding diversity.

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Building Rapport: Cultural Synchronization Questions 

A list of suggestions for questions to ask your mentee in an informal one-on-one setting or to get to know them.

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