The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, a free educational content service provided by the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, values and respects your privacy.

Effective as of: May 25, 2018


In 2012, in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring was launched by Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D. as a non-profit organization.

Learn more about the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring.

The goal of the Center is to advance youth mentoring research, make the findings more accessible to the field and increase practitioners’ skills and knowledge in applying evidence-based practice to their work. To further this goal, the Center has developed online resources to share new findings and encourage conversation and evidence-informed practice in the field of mentoring.

The Center has launched five online initiatives since 2012 which serve a broad range of constituents through independent services, in association with qualified academic partners, and with other grant-based collaborators which are in alignment with the Center’s mission and operating intent.

The Center has supported the development of the online digital service projects listed below, in which this website, the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, is a critical communication outlet for the Center.

The Center continues to expand and grow within the context of mission-related projects and will declare the nature of those projects within all GDPR and privacy policies.

The Center does not participate in any practice of multi-site user data compilation or meta-analysis comparison of multi-site usage from any of the websites and projects listed herein.

If you utilize one or more of the Center’s websites, your data is not transferred or aggregated into any Center owned or separately managed database nor by any third party analytic product or agency.

We are committed to user privacy.

Center for Evidence-based Mentoring Online Projects:

  • Elements of Effective Practice 4th Edition – The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ (MENTOR, 2015; the “Elements”) describes the definitive Standards of practice for the field of youth mentoring. By adhering to the Elements, mentoring programs can enhance their overall program quality and help build strong mentoring relationships. The Elements were written by Drs. Janis Kupersmidt and Rebecca Stelter of Mentoring Central, Dr. Jean Rhodes and Stella Kanchewa of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) at UMASS-Boston, and Michael Garringer of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership.
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  • Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring – The Chronicle translates research into practice recommendations and is an important forum for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and volunteers. Since its launch, the Chronicle has attracted over a million views from its tens of thousands of monthly visitors and nearly 8,000 subscribers. The site features an impressive editorial board and an ever-changing array of research summaries, profiles, etc.
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  • Mentoring Central – With funding from NIH, we worked with iRT to develop a comprehensive, web-based online mentor-training tool, Mentoring Central. It remains the only evidence-based training program for volunteer mentors.
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  • Connected Scholars – In cooperation with iRT, we have developed “Connected Scholars,” a curriculum-based course designed to facilitate students’ recruitment of students’ mentors and social support providers. Instead of matching students with assigned mentors, students are trained to understand the value of building their social capital and then, learn and practice skills to expand their social networks. The goal is for young adults to develop life-long skills that will benefit their academic, professional, and personal lives.
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  • Everyday Mentors – With funding from the Thrive Foundation to develop, we have launched a website with evidence-based tips and strategies for coaches, afterschool staff, parents and other adults who want to use evidence-based practice in their work with youth.
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Basic personal data collected from users and site visitors may include:

  • Name
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  • Technical data stored within the user’s cookies
  • The personal data secured is used strictly for the following purposes;
    • General development support to improve user experience and the establishment of quality benchmarks.
    • Proactive security scan for known malicious IP address and malware as published by the website host and verified with the anti-spam control software, and
    • Retention of data expires within 30 days of the site visitor experience or the active disabling from the site visitor.

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Anonymous website usage data is kept for ten years. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.  For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


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