Does your program serve military-connected youth? If so, researchers need your help!

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.42.41 PMDoes your program serve military-connected youth – those with a parent in the military, National Guard, or Reserve? If so, we need your help in conducting a survey of mentoring program practices.

A team of researchers (see below) is developing a model by which schools can provide supportive, school-based mentoring to military-connected students in the elementary school years. This work is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES). As a part of this development process, a mentoring program scan is being conducted to better understand whether and how mentoring programs across the country are already serving military-connected youth. We would also like to be able to learn what programs have found works and does not work when striving to well-serve this important population. The program scan study involves a brief (20-30 minute) web-based survey for program staff. If relevant to your program, please consider completing the survey about your program’s efforts to serve military-connected youth. All participants have the option of being entered into a raffle for a full tuition scholarship to the 2015 Portland State University Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring hosted by Thomas Keller, PhD. (Winner must complete the full application for the Summer Institute to receive the Scholarship.) To complete the survey, please go to:

It will be extremely helpful if you can also pass along the link to other mentoring programs you know who serve military-connected youth. Please email Dr. Cavell [] if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your help!

Research Team:
Timothy Cavell, PhD (University of Arkansas)
Renée Spencer, EdD (Boston University)
Amy Slep, PhD (New York University)
Janet Heubach, PhD, Mentoring Works Washington (formerly Washington State Mentors)
Carla Herrera, PhD (Independent Consultant).