2007 Mentor Research In Action Series

There is a series of helpful articles produced by MENTOR (USA) in 2007 which can be downloaded off their website. The MENTOR website is quoted below:

“Research in Action is an innovative series that highlights the importance of connecting mentoring research to practice and policy to increase the impact of youth mentoring. This groundbreaking product is the first to evolve from the work of MENTOR’s Research and Policy Council and makes the best available mentoring research accessible and relevant to practitioners, policymakers, and funders alike. Mentoring providers will find tangible strategies to improve both program practices and relationship quality, while policymakers and funders will learn more about how to assess and support quality mentoring.

The Research in Action series contains 10 issues on some of the most pressing topics facing the youth mentoring field. The foundation of each issue is Research-an article written by a leading scholar who summarizes the latest research and offers insight into the implications of that research on mentoring practice. Those implications are then expanded into tools, activities, resources, or training exercises in the Action section, providing practitioners with a concrete application of the research findings in their everyday operations. Finally, each issue concludes with a list of additional Resources on the topic.

The Research in Action series was funded by a generous grant from the MetLife Foundation.

Download the Research in Action series

Issue 1: Mentoring: A Key Resource for Promoting Positive Youth Development

Issue 2: Effectiveness of Mentoring Program Practices

Issue 3: Program Staff in Youth Mentoring Programs: Qualifications, Training, and Retention

Issue 4: Fostering Close and Effective Relationships in Youth Mentoring Programs

Issue 5: Why Youth Mentoring Relationships End

Issue 6: School-Based Mentoring

Issue 7: Cross-Age Peer Mentoring

Issue 8: Mentoring Across Generations: Engaging 50+ Adults as Mentors

Issue 9: Youth Mentoring: Do Race and Ethnicity Really Matter?

Issue 10: Mentoring: A Promising Intervention for Children of Prisoners.”