Program Resources

The following resources are grouped to provide organizations and institutions with quality information to ensure effective and meaningful programming. New resources are listed at the top of this page.

1: Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring TM

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring TM, 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 hosts a wealth of resources on what works in mentoring. Here are some of our favorite areas:

Key Topics in Mentoring: Guides with content about specific populations of youth in mentoring, as well as specific mentoring program types

Resources for Mentoring Programs: Collection of mentoring handbooks, curricula, manuals, and other resources that practitioners can use to implement and further develop program practices

Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs: Evaluation! A go-to resource of recommended instruments for measuring key youth outcomes in mentoring programs

Tools to Strengthen Match Support & Closure: Tools developed to address a major challenge in service delivery (as identified by growing body of research)–the proper support and eventual closure of mentoring matches



3: PR Toolkit

PR Toolkit

MPM has worked with the PR firm, Weber Shandwick, to create a thorough PR Toolkit for every user, no matter how much (or little) experience you may have working with the media, to leverage effective media strategies. As a 2013 Weber Shandwick "Making a Difference" pro bono client, MPM worked extensively with its experts and with our network of mentoring programs to create a resource that will help boost media engagement and exposure for your mentoring programs.