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This article by Joyce Walker and Lonnie White reviews research on the types of adults who make good mentors, and identifies personality characteristics common to good mentors. It also suggests strategies for promoting these characteristics among... Read more about this resource
This article from the Research in Action Series discusses the research behind matches that have ended and extracts lessons learned for creating and sustaining formal mentoring relationships between youth and adults. The author discusses the 6 main... Read more about this resource
This handbook from MENTOR is a comprehensive resource designed to offer program staff with specific tools, templates, training exercises and promising practices to best recruit, train and support mentors over the age of 50. The guide explores... Read more about this resource
The Tools for Mentoring Adolescents were developed by the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) based on needs identified by mentoring professionals to support and strengthen relationships between mentors and mentees. Tools for Mentoring... Read more about this resource
The Tools for Mentoring Adolescents were developed by the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) based on needs identified by mentoring professionals to support and strengthen relationships between mentors and mentees. It offers new ideas and... Read more about this resource
Tools for Mentoring Adolescents were developed based on needs identified by mentoring professionals to support and strengthen relationships between mentors and mentees. It offers new ideas and insights for mentors and mentoring program staff to... Read more about this resource
This resource from MENTOR offers practical information and tools for mentors fifty years and older to develop and strengthen successful mentoring relationships with today’s young people. The guide looks at defining the role and establishing the... Read more about this resource
This training resource from Education Northwest uses video stories with real mentors, real youth and real situations to illustrate common challenges and proven strategies mentors can use in their interactions and relationship-building with mentees.... Read more about this resource
This guide from The National Mentoring Center guides mentoring programs through the process of developing and implementing program strategies that support mentors, help them build trusting relationships with their mentees, and contribute to positive... Read more about this resource
As mentors and mentees transition into their summer activities, an important aspect will be maintaining their relationships through any travel and vacations. With the relaxed schedules and fun activities, it may be easy for mentor pairs to miss... Read more about this resource
This resource was written by William T Grant Foundation staff Colleen Ammerman and Vivian Tseng and was designed as a companion piece for the 2010 publication "Pay it Forward: Guidance for Mentoring Junior Scholars", which the Foundation developed... Read more about this resource
Going the Distance is designed to help mentoring program coordinators design the systems, activities, and services that will give your matches the support they need to thrive long-term. Evidence shows that effective mentoring relationships develop... Read more about this resource
This article written by Jason Shim, Specialty Mentoring Program Facilitator at Pathways to Education, outlines what he and his collegues learned about communicating with youth. After wasting time trying to contact students via phone and e-mail, they... Read more about this resource
This article from the Research in Action Series discusses the research on match relationships and the factors that can facilitate the formation of close, enduring, and effective mentor-youth ties. The author stresses the importance of match support... Read more about this resource
This resource, from Education Northwest, is one part of a series designed to give practitioners tools and ideas that they can use to build quality mentoring programs.
This resource from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign is designed to help youth group leaders develop strategies and tactics to address issues of influence, peer pressure, and risky behaviors with teens in their community. The toolkit helps... Read more about this resource
A positive mentoring experience can help a young person develop new skills and a more hopeful view of the future. For youth involved in the foster care or juvenile justice system, the impact of a mentor can be even more significant. According to... Read more about this resource
For many, summer holidays are an exciting and joyful time of year—wonderful meals, gifts exchanged, family traditions, and time spent with loved ones. But for youth involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, the holidays can be... Read more about this resource
Everyone benefits when mentoring programs engage mentees’ parents and caregivers—youth, mentors, and the program as a whole. What can mentoring program staff do to effectively engage the parents or caregivers of mentees involved in the juvenile... Read more about this resource