For Mentoring Programs

These resources are designed for mentoring providers and MW partners, to maximize reach and impact.

1: Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition
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.

2: National Mentoring Resource Center

The National Mentoring Resource Center’s Measurement Guidance Toolkit provides recommended instruments for measuring key youth outcomes in mentoring programs as well as several risk and protective factors that may be relevant to program outcomes. The instruments recommended here are grouped into different domains in which mentoring has well-established potential for impact.

Program Toolkit

3: Grant Resources

Chair’s Initiative for a Sounder Future

The Chair’s Initiative for a Sounder Future grants are made possible by the passing of Senate Bill 5152 which created special license plates for the Seattle Sounders FC. The sale of these license plates contributes to this grant funding. The goal of this grant program is to increase the overall number of youth matched with a mentor. The maximum grant award is $5,000. Successful applicants will be required to provide a 50 percent match.