Resources

Here are some general mentoring resources that you may find useful.

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
This issue brief from the Youth Reentry Task Force of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition outlines the concept of reentry services in theory and practice, offers a review of federal policy previously enacted to support reentry... Read more about this resource
This brief from the National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center summarizes key elements of an effective mentoring program for at-risk and high-risk youth, including foster care and youth in reentry. The brief includes a brief summary of the... Read more about this resource
This research brief from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice discusses the prevalence and impact of trauma and traumatic stress among youth in the juvenile justice system and describes emerging responses for identifying and... 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

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