The Success Mentors initiative, led by NYC Service and the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism, matches adult mentors with groups of students who have a history of chronic absenteeism.
YMI Cornerstone Mentoring
As part of the Young Men’s Initiative, the 25 Cornerstone programs located in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers will include mentoring activity as part of their programs. Mentors will support youth in fifth through ninth grades during the transitions from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school by cultivating positive personal relationships and community involvement.
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Mentoring Resource Sites
The National Mentoring Partnership has over 160 tools posted on their website, including tools to design and plan a mentoring program. As part of the Elements of Effective Practice Toolkit, the site includes planning calendars, sample job descriptions for program staff, information about e-mentoring, and budget planning forms. The National Mentoring Partnership also has key evaluation tools posted, including tips to designing or choosing an evaluation survey, pre- and post-surveys, and mentor/mentee evaluation forms. Find them all here.
Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring has released a tookit How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program Using the Elements of Effective Practice, which is available for download on their website or here.
Training Staff and Mentors
The National Mentoring Partnership released a paper Research in Action: Program Staff in Youth Mentoring Programs: Qualifications, Training, and Retention.
The National Mentoring Partnership also recently released an article about the ethics of mentoring, and how to train your mentors in ethical practice.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released the 2011 Kids Count Data Book, providing an overview of children’s issues nation-wide as well as state-by-state rankings.
The Wallace Foundation has released an evaluation of after-school mentoring, specifically an apprentice-based program called After School Matters, and the effect it can have on youth.
The National Mentoring Partnership released a study of three school-based mentoring programs which had mixed results.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice released Positive Youth Justice: Framing Justice Interventions Using the Concepts of Positive Youth Development.