In this issue
- Developing a Quality Community-Based Mentoring Program
- National Mentoring Resource Center
- Newest AMP Partner
- “Everyone has the potential to be a mentor.”
- New Research
Developing a Quality Community-Based Mentoring Program
Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees; it is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring.
Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some key components that help to ensure quality and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community are fulfilled.
In order to create a quality mentoring program, the Alberta Mentoring Partnership has a toolkit, which identifies the key steps to support the development and implementation for a community-based mentoring program.
National Mentoring Resource Center
The National Mentoring Resource Center was launched in November of 2014 through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is the U.S.
The resource center serves as a comprehensive and reliable resource for mentoring tools and information, as well as program and training materials, and technical assistance.
On the new National Mentoring Resource Center in the U.S you will find:
- Information about the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring
- Insights about mentoring programs andpractices to incorporate into your own program
- Descriptions of peer created resources you can use to strengthen your own program
- Access to no-cost training and technical assistance support
Newest AMP Partner
AMP welcomes our newest partner, Futurpreneur
“Everyone has the potential to be a mentor.”
Video: Sarah Chan is a First Generation Canadian, Mother, Big Sister and Edmonton’s First Lady
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New Research: The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring
- School-based mentoring associated with improved parent and teacher relationships
- The influence of school-based mentoring relationships on school attachment and risk behaviors
- The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring
- Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource