Next Webinar: Mentoring Youth With Mental Health Needs

Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT In our society, people of all ages feel stigmatized because of a mental health issue. This shame and discomfort can be equally as applicable to young people facing other normal developmental challenges. Stigma may also result in not seeking treatment and it affects a lot […]

June 19th webinar on Positive Youth Development and Mentoring

Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT A variety of assets, from community supports to a young person’s own values, are key to positive youth development. Caring adults – including mentors – play a critical role in spurring the development of these positive assets. Join us to look at how mentoring relationships […]

Parents as Partners: Research and Strategies for Engaging Parents in Youth Mentoring Programs

Thursday, May 15, 1-2:15 p.m. Live webinar! Sign up now!  One of the more complicated aspects of running a youth mentoring program is figuring out how and when to engage parents and other family members. Parents can play a crucial role in supporting the relationship between a mentor and mentee, but programs often struggle to […]

OJJDP releases new grant solicitations

OJJDP continues to take the lead in funding ground breaking mentoring research and services. Below is a list of the most recent, a review that might be helpful in preparing applications.   Practitioner-Researcher Partnership Mentoring Children   Deadline: May 27, 2014 “This demonstration program will support a practitioner-researcher partnership to develop and evaluate new mentoring […]

Mentoring programs needed!

March 4, 2014: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $1.09 million research grant to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, Senior Research Scientist, and Dr. Rebecca Stelter, Research Scientist, at innovation Research & Training, and Dr. Jean Rhodes, Professor and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, to develop and evaluate […]

How Children Succeed’ writer Paul Tough to speak at mentoring summit

By Betsie Freeman / World-Herald staff writer The best-selling author of a book about children and character will be the keynote speaker at the annual summit of the Midlands Mentoring Partnership. Paul Tough, who wrote “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character,” will talk at a luncheon during the daylong meeting […]

Mentor Screening Webinar on 3/20

In preparation for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, both in April, we are looking at the importance of mentor screening and how programs can ensure youth safety. Join the March webinar to learn about this critical component of all mentoring programs. MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is proud to facilitate the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar […]

Webinar on evaluating youth outcomes

Did it Work? Evaluating Youth Outcomes in Relationship-Based Programs Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT As the year comes to a close, many programs are conducting mid-year or year-end evaluations. Analyzing this data, interpreting it accurately, and turning it into practical program improvements can be challenging and often overwhelming. If you’re […]

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Short new animated film describes “connected learning”

  Connected Learning: Relevance, the 4th R Here is a new video that explains MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning initiative. Connected Learning happens is when youth are pursuing expertise around something they care deeply about, and they are supported by friends & institutions who share this common passion that is tuned to the demands and opportunities […]