The following resources were grouped to provide organizations and institutions with quality information to ensure effective and meaningful programming. New resources are listed at the top of this page.
MENTOR’s cornerstone publication, the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, details research-informed and practitioner-approved Standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and consequently, impactful mentoring relationships. The Fourth Edition, released in September 2015, reflects the most up-to-date research, practice, and thinking in the mentoring field.
The National Mentoring Resource Center hosts a wealth of resources on what works in mentoring. Here are some of our favorite areas:
Key Topics in Mentoring: Guides with content about specific populations of youth in mentoring, as well as specific mentoring program types
Resources for Mentoring Programs: Collection of mentoring handbooks, curricula, manuals, and other resources that practitioners can use to implement and further develop program practices
Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs: Evaluation! A go-to resource of recommended instruments for measuring key youth outcomes in mentoring programs
Tools to Strengthen Match Support & Closure: Tools developed to address a major challenge in service delivery (as identified by growing body of research)–the proper support and eventual closure of mentoring matches