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13 Steps That Help Define A Quality mentoring Program.
From the Alberta Mentoring Partnership web site: "Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes but there are some key components that help to ensure quality and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community are fulfilled." Take time to review and include these in your program planning and development.

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Article About Research on Building Mentoring Support Systems
This research paper is titled The Mentoring FAN: A Promising Approach to Enhancing Attunement within the Mentoring System and talks about building a support infrastructure that aids mentors, parents, youth and staff in organized volunteer-based youth mentoring programs.

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Cerebral Palsy and Bullying - resources for parents
This web site provides extensive information about cerebral palsy, and also includes information about bullying, and the annual National Bullying Prevention Month.

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Growth Mindset Toolkit for Mentors
From the web site: "Developed in collaboration with MENTOR. This toolkit can help mentors understand growth mindset and how to apply growth mindset strategies to many of the challenges that youth and adults face in life."

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Online Master of Arts in Education, At Risk and Alternative Education
From the web site: "Marian University’s At Risk and Alternative Education (ARAE) master’s program prepares concerned educators, youth workers, counselors, and juvenile services personnel to be more effective with at-risk youth – those students at-risk of not achieving educational or personal success in their lives."

Editor note: The Tutor/Mentor Connection has tried to find universities preparing graduates to lead and work in non-profit programs working with youth from high poverty, economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This degree offers training in some of the skills needed, but not the management, administrative, fund raising, or working with volunteers skills required of people in small or mid size youth programs.

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Parent Tool Kit from NBC
From the web site: "Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school."

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Research-based Resources on Parenting, Social and Emotional Learning and School-Family Partnerships
From the web site: "The mission of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Social and Emotional Learning Research Group is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Because parents are critical partners in achieving that mission, we are providing resources to help them learn more. We have partnered with parenting and SEL expert Jennifer Miller to develop a thoughtfully curated list of resources that might assist parents in learning more about social and emotional learning in schools or in their own parenting practices with their children. There is also a section specific to supporting school-family partnerships with resources to help parents engage in their children’s school. These particular sites were chosen because they regularly utilize the research literature to ensure that their work is well-informed by science."

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Resource for parents with kids who have ASD, CFS or Fibromyalgia
The Caring 4 Kids web site is an extensive resource library for "parents who have children on the Autism Spectrum or who suffer from inflammatory diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia." Browse the resource page and the Library for relevant links.

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Resources for Mentors - from MENTOR Illinois
If you coach mentors or are a volunteer mentor this link provides a list of resources that you can learn from.

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Tips for Tutors video - from School on Wheels - Indianapolis
This is one of the best, brief, tutor training videos that I've seen in many years. It's goal is to provide "tips to address some of the most common issues during tutoring from the experts themselves - our own tutors!"

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Afterschool Training Tool Kit
This site offers ideas volunteers in tutor/mentor programs can use to be more effective in working with student learners.

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Beyond School Hours Conference
Beyond School Hours Conference- Hosted by Foundations, Inc., this annual conference helps experts and practitioners identify non-school hour program needs and devise action steps to make them happen.

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CARS Mentoring - Technical Assistance for California mentoring programs
From the web site: "In order to assist mentoring programs in the state of California, we provide customized technical assistance and training. The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) administers the Mentoring Technical Assistance contract that is funded through the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP)."

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Center for Non Profit Learning
From the web site: "The Center for Nonprofit Learning is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the training, knowledge and resources to help nonprofit organizations succeed. We believe that the most important asset in an organization is its people, and our programs and services are designed with your most important asset in mind."

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Center for Teaching & Learning - Teaching Resources
This University of Washington site "promotes student learning by supporting and strengthening the UW teaching community." The site has a wealth of resources for teachers that tutors and mentors from around the country could also use.

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Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring
From the web site: "The Chronicle is an online source for sharing 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." Browse the site to see the wide range of resources that are available.

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Communication Skills training for Mentors
Education Northwest offers a FREE on-line course: "Talking it Through: Communication Skills for Mentors". From the web site: "Talking it Through: Communication Skills for Mentors promotes successful mentor/youth interactions and relationship-building. Once mentors learn about the complexities of their role, they often wish they were better prepared. Watching and reflecting on the examples in this course can help you be ready for sticky situations. The videos in this series are based on experiences of actual mentoring pairs."

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CPS Parent University
The Parent University was launched in Chicago in 2015 with the goal of providing parents and guardians of CPS students with facilities and resources to learn in the same schools attended by their children.

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Crossroads of Learning - tutor training resources
From the web site: " Crossroads of Learningworks with academic learning centers, writing centers and tutoring programs at secondary, college and universities around the world, as well as with tutoring companies, non-profit organizations and individual/private tutors. These free resources are another way for us to support and connect our clients and colleagues, year-round."

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Education Northwest Resources for Mentoring and Tutoring
From the web site: "For nonprofits and community-based organizations serving youth, we provide professional development and a wide range of capacity-building support through the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest. Services include training and technical assistance, research, and consultation for mentoring, tutoring, and out-of-school time programs."

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Educon is a conference and a conversation
from the web site; "Educon is an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas - from the very practical to the big dreams."

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Energize, Inc. - volunteer management resources
From the web site: "Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. Founded by Susan J. Ellis in 1977, Energize has assisted organizations of all types to start, expand, or strengthen volunteer involvement — whether in nonprofit health and human service organizations, cultural arts groups, professional associations, schools, government agencies, businesses — anywhere volunteers are found. We have worked with clients across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. We can work with small and large groups, whether brand new to volunteer management or those seeking to refresh their skills."

Visit the A-Z Volunteer Management section of the site.

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Family Resources Center on Disabilities - Resource Links
The Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) provides "Parents families in the Chicago region with of Children with Disabilities with Information, Training, and Assistance." This link points to the resources page.

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FamilyWorks and Parenting Wisely
From the web site: "As an introduction, Family Works, Inc’s Parenting Wisely is evidence, research, and skills-based. It holds the distinction of being the only online parent education course for families that is currently listed on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Our work with family service agencies, probation officers, court appointed special advocates, counselors, therapists among others has shown that PW improves parental communications. This allows parents to utilize the communication skills learned in the program to remain focused on creating successful outcomes which are in the best interest of their child(ren). We offer the curriculum in a variety of formats, as well as different versions for your target population."

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Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit - from Alberta Mentors
From the web site: "This Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit provides the tools, resources and support to create, implement, deliver and evaluate a quality group mentoring program for girls, ages 9-13, in your community. The Toolkit is intended to be used in a range of communities, and can be adapted to the unique values, needs, strengths and challenges that each community encompasses."

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