In addition to my role as a mentoring researcher, I’m also Big Brother to Kayden. He’s 10 years old and in the 5th grade. I’ve been mentoring Kayden for about 10 months. Kayden is actually my 2nd Little; my first Little moved to another city and so we ended our match after only 5 months. […]
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All content relevant for youth mentoring practitioners, youth-serving program staff, and people who are interested in mentoring-related policy.
In this video of a recent American Youth Policy Forum event, experts Barbara Kelly (Program Associate OJJDP), UTSA Professor J. Mitchell Miller, and Pamela Clark, a program Associate in the National Center for Youth in Custody discuss discuss the issues involved in making referrals to mentoring for youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System. This and […]
Technology solutions for case management Dave Van Patten, Editor Over the next few weeks, I have asked several mentoring experts to comment on how technology solutions can help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mentoring programs. In this post, Brian Sales discusses various cutting edge, technology solutions that mentoring programs are using to improve their […]
Now that the election is over and the nation has some political clarity for the next few years, I found myself wondering about what this might mean in terms of federal-level support for mentoring. With stability in the White House and some new faces in Congress, there may be an opportunity to push some new […]
In some ways, running a youth mentoring program is about tradeoffs. We may want to serve more kids, try new approaches, build more creative partnerships, but often these desires are constrained by available resources, staff skills and time, or the competition for volunteers and stakeholder interest. Sometimes, we even find ourselves constrained by “best practices” […]
I am delighted to appoint eight new members to the editorial board of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring. With their vast knowledge and experience, the members of this board are well positioned to bring us important perspectives and to stimulate vigorous debates in ways that improve the practice of youth mentoring. The new editors include: W. […]
As CEO of an organization working to fuel the movement of quality mentoring in Massachusetts, our team comes across mentoring programs implementing new and innovative ways to strengthen mentoring relationships and their program all the time. These efforts are critical in ensuring that mentoring doesn’t just look and feel good but produces measurable outcomes on […]
Art Stukas, Ph.D. is Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. He and his colleagues (Gil Clary and Mark Snyder) have been studying volunteer motivations and have conducted a series of studies testing their “Functional Approach to Volunteerism” and have made significant contributions to our understanding of volunteer practice. Although it may seem tempting […]
by Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. This week, the Forum delves into whether or not a mentor and youth should discuss politics. Discussing politics, religion, and world events can be difficult, especially when there are competing ideas about what is best for our country – ideas that are rooted in differing values, culture, and worldview. A good […]
Looking for mentoring resources and training? Contact your State Mentoring Partnership. State Partnerships are at the core of mentoring’s infrastructure is a growing network of Mentoring Partnerships that MENTOR has helped to build and support. Mentoring Partnerships serve a unique role as a clearinghouse for information and resources, providing the critical link between MENTOR’s national efforts […]
Topics of Interest
- 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.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
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.