By W. Wilson Goode, Sr. On June 12, 2013, I was designated one of ten champions of change for our work with mentoring children of the incarcerated. I sat in the room with eleven other honorees, working in various areas of helping to stabilize children of the incarcerated. Back in 2000 when the Amachi Program started, […]
Dave Van Patten (Program Editor): I have known Peter Vanacore for 30 years. We both worked together in Long Island Youth Guidance, a faith-based mentoring program serving juvenile offenders. In the early 80’s, nearly 100 churches formed five coalitions that underwrote the costs of running an intensive one-on-one mentoring program in each of their respective towns. […]
by David DuBois With the ever-growing volume of research on youth mentoring (Blakeslee & Keller, 2012), it is a formidable task for even the most evidence-minded practitioner, policy-maker, or funder to keep up with the latest findings. Resources and events such as this website, the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring at Portland State University, […]
by W. Wilson Goode, Sr. In September 2011 Amachi was awarded a $3M three-year grant from the Office of Justice and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide mentoring services to at-risk youth, including children from military families. Military youth eligible to participate in the Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) are those between the […]
Policy Corner: How Amachi serves the needs of children of incarcerated parents by. W. Wilson Goode Sr. About 10.7 million U.S. children ages eighteen and under have at least one parent who is under some form of supervision by the criminal justice system. More than 1.7 million of these children have a parent who is […]
In this post, Jim Seevers, Senior Vice President of Dare Mighty Things shares his insights on mentoring the children of military families. Jim has twenty-eight years of experience as an Air Force officer, including service as the Manpower and Personnel Director for U.S. forces throughout the Pacific region. Since his retirement from the Air Force, […]
By David DuBois It is intuitive to many that investments in mentoring are a worthwhile investment. Indeed, we do have robust evidence that youth can and do benefit in important ways from mentoring, such as improved behavior, social relationships, and school performance. Why, then, would I argue that the “jury is out,” which is to […]
by David DuBois I had occasion a few years ago to consult with a statewide mentoring organization around issues of program evaluation and outcome measurement. The outcome survey that I developed for the organization’s consideration proved to be too long for practical use. So, a session was convened in which program leaders had the opportunity […]
In this post, I have asked Katy White, who is a consultant with Dare Mighty Things (www.daremightythings.com), to share her insights on how technology can assist program managers in recruiting mentors. Katy is steeped in mentoring knowledge from years of providing training and technical assistance to mentoring programs across the country. With Caregiver’s Choice, a […]
In this post, I have asked Butch Schuck and Amy Steinhilber to comment on how technology has enhanced mentor training in the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (www.ngycp.org). Butch Schuck serves as the Deputy Program Director for the National Challenge Institute – the training arm for the Youth Challenge program. Amy Steinhilber is the […]
Topics of Interest
- MentorPROFebruary 21, 2023 -
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In support of our continued conversation on how to support today’s youth, this issue of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring is proudly sponsored by Along, a free digital tool designed to support educators to build developmental relationships with their students in easy and fun ways.
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
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Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.