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Herrera, Carla, Ed.; Garringer, Michael, Ed. – MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2022
One of the realities of being in a mentoring relationship is that, like all human relationships, it will have its ups and downs, moments of joy and moments of challenge. Mentors are not simply friends to young people, nor are they simply "authority figures." They show up to these relationships with purpose and a desire to help that young…
Descriptors: Mentors, Best Practices, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Esteem
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2021
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that there are over 400,000 children currently in foster care in the United States. Most youth are in the system for at least a year, with 38% for two years or longer. The most common placement setting for children in foster care is nonrelative foster family homes; about half of youth exit…
Descriptors: Foster Care, At Risk Students, Intervention, Mentors
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2021
In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 8% of youth in grades 9-12 reported being in a physical fight one or more times in the 12 months preceding the survey, with more than 7% reporting being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property. Homicide is the 3rd leading cause of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Prevention, Intervention, Violence
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2021
One of the simple truths about mentoring young people is that it is a complex activity, one that brings a wide variety of individuals together, often during moments of hardship or transition, to create something new, unique, and personally meaningful. Like all human relationships, mentoring relationships require not just initial connection, but…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Research, Identification (Psychology)
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2021
To meet emerging needs of the mentoring field and inform funders and policymakers about how to strengthen the mentoring movement, MENTOR has developed a Research Agenda outlining four key areas for future mentoring research. Many researchers, practitioners, and thought-leaders collaborated on this agenda, providing expertise and insight into ways…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Research, Identification (Psychology)
Dolberry, Maurice – MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2020
Mentorship, and the notion of who is a mentor, both hold a revered place for boys and young men of color (BYMOC). Mentoring programs must help mentees build intellectual confidence, academic self-esteem, and an overall belief that they are capable of overcoming the systemic barriers to their success in school. MENTOR: The National Mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Males, Minority Group Students, Career Readiness
Garringer, Michael; Benning, Chelsea – MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2019
In the summer of 2017, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and its partners at AT&T set out on an ambitious data collection and research project intended to capture the perceptions, beliefs, and activities of American adults about the topic of youth mentoring. One core objective of this first-of-its-kind project is the focus of this…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Business, Employers
Garringer, Michael; Benning, Chelsea – MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2018
With the release of this comprehensive new report, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has provided the mentoring field with important new data about the scope of mentoring in the United States. This report advances what is understood about mentoring in several important ways. First, it moves beyond a simple head count to explore Americans'…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Adults, Youth
Kupersmidt, Janis; Stelter, Rebecca; Garringer, Michael; Bourgoin, Jennifer – MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2018
MENTOR's newest resource takes the cornerstone best-practice guide for mentoring, the "Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™," and offers research-backed and practice-based tips specifically for STEM mentoring programs. "The STEM Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™" provides additional…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mentors, Program Design, Best Practices
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2017
For more than 25 years, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has provided the youth mentoring field with a set of researched-informed and practitioner-approved practices for creating and sustaining positive and impactful mentoring relationships and strong program services. The fourth edition of "The Elements of Effective Practice for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Guides, Males, Minority Groups
Horgan, Dan – MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2017
Mentors can play an important role supporting youth as they make critical academic and career decisions during the transition to adulthood. For young people and their families, preparing for postsecondary opportunities can be an overwhelming, confusing, and stressful process. Having a mentor to help guide the process is beneficial for both young…
Descriptors: Success, Mentors, Minority Group Students, Career Readiness
Garringer, Michael; McQuillin, Sam; McDaniel, Heather – MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2017
In 2016, MENTOR and its affiliates led the largest data collection effort in almost 20 years to examine the prevalence and practices of youth mentoring programs across America. The effort had had three major goals: (1) Better understand the structure, services, and challenges of mentoring programs so that MENTOR and its affiliates could provide…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, National Surveys, Data Collection
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2016
AT&T's Aspire Program focuses not only on significant philanthropic support, but also on the time, talents, and passion of many of their employees nationwide, who have teamed up with nonprofits to help create and implement meaningful programs for school and career success, particularly for students at risk of not graduating high school. This…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Employees, Graduation Rate
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2015
For an increasing number of American youth, entering the work force is far more challenging that they might expect. A variety of sectors report not being able to fill available jobs due to applicants having insufficient skills. This growing misalignment between the demand and supply for skills means that young people will continue to be…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Youth, Mentors, Career Development
MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, 2015
Youth violence remains a critical challenge facing many American communities. In 2010, an average of 13 young people aged 10-24 years were victims of homicide each day and in 2013, more than 580,000 were treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal injuries sustained from assaults. Homicide remains the third leading cause of death for young people ages…
Descriptors: Mentors, Violence, Prevention, Incidence
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