The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition details research-informed and practitioner-approved standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and impactful mentoring relationships.


Each of the six evidence-based standards – recruitment, screening, training, matching & initiation, monitoring & support, closure – include benchmarks to ensure the safety and effectiveness of mentoring relationships, and enhancements that may be promising and innovative.

3 Powerful Reasons for you to Get Engaged

With national partners like the NBA Cares, Starbucks, LinkedIn, Deloitte, EY and Bank of America and state contributors to the mentoring movement like KPMG, Richey May and Home Advisors more and more companies are recognizing the power of mentoring.

3 Companies that are Giving Mentoring This Thanksgiving

See how these companies are working to help nurture youth through their challenges, ensure their personal and educational development, and support.

The Business Case for Youth Mentoring

The case for business involvement in mentoring is simple. Mentoring adds value to individuals, business, and the community.

The National Mentoring Resource Center improves the quality and effectiveness of youth mentoring across the country through increased use of evidence-based practices and sharing practitioner innovations.

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools.

This online source shares new findings and ideas about youth mentoring.  The goal of the Chronicle is to encourage active dialogue around evidence-based practice in youth mentoring in ways that improve the practice of youth mentoring.

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