NMRC reviewed the effectiveness of mentoring programs

Reposting from National Mentoring Resource Center One of the main activities of the National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board is to review the research about rigorously evaluated mentoring programs to rate their currently demonstrated level of effectiveness. Program reviews are conducted using the standards and protocols of, a resource developed by the Office of Justice Programs. Following a systematic review of […]

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: State of the Research

Written by Matthew Hagler Since 1970, the incarceration rate in the U.S. has quadrupled, resulting in more than 1 in every 100 U.S. adults being in jail or prison, the highest per capita rate in the world. Strikingly, the majority of adult prisoners are parents of minors, and these children are said to the be […]

How Does Mentoring Benefit Youth? Let’s Count the Ways

by David DuBois One of the most common frustrations I have heard voiced by folks in practice and advocacy roles within our field is that the measures used in evaluations of programs do not seem adequate to the task of capturing the benefits that high-quality mentoring can offer to young people. It is tempting for […]

Exploring a mentoring program for Latino college freshmen

  Phinney, J. S., Campos, T., Cidhinnia, M., Padilla Kallemeyn, D. M., & Kim, C. (2011). Processes and outcomes of a mentoring program for Latino college freshmen. Journal of Social Issues, 67(3), 599-621. Background Latino youth and young adults are the largest and fastest-growing racial/ethnic population in the United States, but Latino students have lower levels of […]

Podcast describes an online mentoring program for aspiring composers Vt. Students Learn Music Composition Through Mentoring Program Thursday, 01/03/13 4:50pm LISTEN (5:18) MP3 | Download MP3 Neal Charnoff  (reprinted from VPR) Music composition is alive and well in Vermont schools, thanks to an online mentoring program. Music-COMP is a non-profit service which brings together music teachers and professional mentors to insure that composition […]