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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Mentoring and Young People - UK article
From the web site: "There has been a mushrooming of youth mentoring projects across the UK. Yet relatively little is known in the UK about the background to the idea and the principles underlying mentoring initiatives. Kate Philip investigates."

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Mentoring as Part of Larger Strategy
In December 2007 Public/Private Ventures issued a Policy Brief, titled "Mentoring, Policy and Politics", written by Gary Walker. The final sentence of this report, in a section titled “Future Directions”, states “Infiltration, not consolidation, is where mentorings greatest usefulness lies in the years ahead.”
Public/Private Ventures went out of business in 2012 but this message still has meaning.

See Tutor/Mentor Connection comment on this article.

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Mentoring Programs and Youth Development
This is a 2002 ChildTrends report by Susan Jekielek, M.A., Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D., and Elizabeth C. Hair, Ph.D., funded by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. It examines the role that mentoring plays in helping youth develop a broad array of strengths and capacities in the following three domains of child well-being: education and cognitive attainment; health and safety; and social and emotional well-being.

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Mentoring Resources for Schools and Business.
PEER RESOURCES, hosted by Ray Carr, is one of the most comprehensive mentoring resource sites on the Internet.

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Mentoring Resources on UCLA Center web site
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools seeks to create a system wide system of school and community supports to help young people succeed in school Their web site offers an extensive library of ideas that schools and community groups throughout the world can use.

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Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public Schools
From the web site: "Grades and attendance—not test scores—are the middle grade factors most strongly connected with both high school and college success. In fact, grades and attendance matter more than test scores, race, poverty, or other background characteristics for later academic success. This report follows approximately 20,000 Chicago Public Schools students as they transition from elementary to high school. It is designed to help answer questions about which markers should be used to gauge whether students are ready to succeed in high school and beyond. It also considers the performance levels students need to reach in middle school to have a reasonable chance of succeeding in high school."

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Millions Learning Project - scaling up quality learning around world
From the web site: "The Millions Learning project seeks to identify where and how education interventions are scaling quality learning for children and youth in low- and middle-income countries around the world."

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NAEYC Position Statement on Violence in the Lives of Children. 1993 pdf
This is article from the Tutor/Mentor Connection library, dating to 1993, showing that violence against children is not a new problem in 2017 and beyond.

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National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally. NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology. This site also hosts the ERIC internet-based digital library of education research and information. Most of these will be available through this web site.

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National Drop Out Prevention Center
From the web site: "Since 1986, the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) has conducted and analyzed research; sponsored workshops and national conferences; and collaborated with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to further the mission of reducing America’s dropout rate by meeting the needs of youth in at-risk situations, including students with disabilities."

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National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
From the web site: "The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation's governors."

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National Indicators of Children's Well-Being
From the web site: "The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. The Forum was founded in 1994 and formally established in April 1997 under Executive Order No. 13045. The mission of the Forum is to foster coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families. The Forum also aims to improve the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children and families.

The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time. In addition to providing data in an easy-to-use, non-technical format, the purpose of the report is to stimulate discussions among policymakers and the public, exchanges between data providers and policy communities, and improvements in Federal data on children and families."

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National Initiative for Transforming Student and Learning Supports - UCLA Center Resource
From the web site: "The aim of this ongoing initiative is to mobilize direct actions for (a) elevating school improvement policy discussion about ending the marginalization of student and learning supports and (b) moving toward transformation of such supports." The UCLA Center contains an extensive web library, hosts a national list serve, publishes an email newsletter, and more. Browse the site.

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National Youth Employment Coalition Ed Options
From the web site: "he National Youth Employment Coalition improves the lives of the 5.5 million young people who are out of school and out of work. We do this by improving the effectiveness of the organizations, and the systems, that serve these "opportunity youth." We collect, study, and support the implementation of best practices, all with a strong equity focus."

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Neighborhood Social Capital, pdf
"Neighborhood Social Capital as Differential Social Organization: Resident and Leadership Dimensions" by Robert J. Sampson\Corina Graif, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This article treats social capital as a multidimensional phenomenon along which neighborhoods are deferentially organized. T/MC Note: as we understand how volunteers in a tutor/mentor program are a form of "bridging social capital" that connect youth and families with assets and opportunities beyond the high poverty area, we can gain more support for the growth of these programs. This article helps build that understanding.

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NMC (New Media Consortium) - focuses on education technologies
From the web site: "The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses everyday; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research."

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Opportunity to Learn Campaign - resources
From the web site: "The Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Campaign unites a growing coalition of advocates and organizers from across the country working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality public education. The Campaign includes local, state and national organizations, grassroots community leaders, policymakers, youth organizers, business leaders and philanthropic partners.

Standards-based reform, and the high-stakes testing that goes with it, has been our nation's dominant education policy in recent decades. But this approach has done nothing to address the deep inequities in access to educational opportunity, particularly for low-income students and students of color. By focusing solely on the achievement gap, our nation has failed to address the opportunity gap that creates it." This link points to a resource page on the web site.

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Overcoming Poverty Challenge - Everyone Graduates report
From the web site: "This white paper focuses on an important and under-conceptualized thread in the weave of efforts needed to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and/or career training: enhanced student supports. It argues that in order to overcome the educational impacts of poverty – the poverty challenge, schools that serve high concentrations of low income students need to be able to provide direct, evidence-based supports that help students attend school regularly, act in a productive manner, believe they will succeed, overcome external obstacles, complete their coursework, and put forth the effort required to graduate college- and career-ready."

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Partnership for 21st Century Learning - Framework
From the web site: "P21's mission is to serve as a catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops."

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Pathways to Prosperity - pdf
Pathways to Prosperity Seeks to Redefine American Education System: This article posted on the Harvard School of Education web site talks about a Pathways to Prosperity conference held at Cisco's headquarters in Silicon Valley.

This "Pathways to Prosperity" report (pdf) was published in 2011.

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Perspectives of Professional Mentors
This research talks about the role of Full-time “professional” mentors in highly structured programs that work with youth facing significant risks. Staff who support volunteers in organized programs require some of the same skills.

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Philadelphia Youth Network - a collective impact model
From the web site: "The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is an intermediary organization dedicated to connecting systems and leveraging resources to increase the number of opportunities for youth. PYN has been working for nearly two decades with communities to create coordinated systems which promote the attainment of academic achievement, economic opportunity and personal success. We manage and support large-scale cross-sector initiatives while developing targeted programs to expand access to services for underserved young people."

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Poverty and Prevention Resource Links in this web library
This link points to another section of the T/MC library which has links to poverty, crime and justice articles, which relate to the reasons schools perform poorly and youth drop out before finishing high school.

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Poverty, not Education, is the problem. USA report
This December 2013 report profiles "New studies show that the number of poor children is rising and the impact it has on learning."

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Prosocial Links - On-Line Resource List
Prosocial Links, hosted by David Blumenthal at Emory University, is an extensive library of links that leaders and supporters of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs might draw from. Many of the links on Dr. Blumenthal's site are also on the T/MC site, so you might consider this a parallel resource. Note: This site is old. It was last updated in 2000. Yet many of the links are still working.

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