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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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Resources to help mentors deal with trauma - self care resources
From the web site."Welcome to the UB School of Social Work's Self Care site. The resources in these pages can be thought of as a "Self-Care Starter Kit" appropriate for both students in training and for professionals already working in the field. There are also additional resources that we trust will be helpful no matter where you are on your self-care journey." This web site was specifically designed for and by social work students ­ and some of this material can be adapted easily to volunteers.

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School Community Network - resources for parents
From the web site: "The School Community Network (SCN) provides resources, training, and tools to build strong school communities focused on student learning." This page points to a resource page. You need to use the search feature and drop down menu to find categories and links to articles.

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Setting Up New Mentoring Program (and other resources)
This is an extensive library of resources and ideas related to youth mentoring, hosted by Robin Cox, a long-term leader of mentoring strategies in Australia and New Zealand. The materials on this site are intended to promote and encourage the spirit of mentoring. The aim is to create a 'one-stop' website for those interested in youth mentoring, which will provide them with links to some of the leading youth mentoring websites in the world.

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Starting a Mentoring Program pdf
This is a very good resource for programs just getting started. It's published by the EMT Group, of Folsom, California

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Starting and Sustaining a Non-School, Volunteer-Based Tutor/Mentor Program
This link points to a set of presentations available on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web site that leaders can use to start mentor-rich programs, and keep them going for many years.

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Staying Safe On The Internet: With Watson The Walrus-interactive
This is interactive guide that DirectTV created for educators and parents, Staying Safe On The Internet: With Watson The Walrus Includes interactive games and activities to make learning about staying safe on the internet fun and effective.

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Stop Bullying Now resource site provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

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Suggested mentor and tutor training books - list in the Tutor/Mentor library
This section of the library lists some books that mentors or tutors might want to read.

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Taking the Bully By the Horns - articles, lessons
The Taking the Bully By the Horns web site contains articles instructing adults on how to prevent children from becoming victims of violence and abuse on school grounds, along with links to other similar web sites.

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That Reading Thing - training resource for volunteers
This is a UK based company that offers on-line training and shares many useful ideas about reading, spelling, etc. on their web site. The training is fee based, but the on-line ideas are free.

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The Lifeplan Institute, program of California Mentor Foundation
From the web site: "Lifeplan institute's founding was inspired by Andy Mecca's book for mentors: Lifeplan: Tools Every Teenager Needs to Thrive Not Merely Survive. Building off that work, the Lifeplan Institute developed a one-of-a-kind training program for mentees (children age 11-19), My Lifeplan: A Journey of Choices, Decisions, and Consequences. The program takes the concepts from Andy’s book (the what) and brings them to life for mentees by creating a visceral in-depth understanding of the times ahead and the action plan (the how) that will guide them on their journey through life."This link points to a series of YouTube videos that learners can view.

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The Mentor Consulting Group
The Mentor Consulting Group (MCG), located in Norwalk, CT, "offers a wide range of services to community and faith organizations, schools and districts, corporations, professional associations, states, provinces, and federal government entities seeking comprehensive guidance in planning and implementing safe and effective mentoring programs for youth and adults."

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Tools and Resources from Australian Youth Mentoring Network
The Australian Youth Mentoring Network (AYMN) site has extensive research and program operating information. Take time to get to know its resources.

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Training The e-Learning World -
From the web site: "This site contains resources for trainers and instructors working in the higher education, government, military, and the corporate training world. K-12 instructors will also find some materials that they can use. In our Resources section, you will find useful information on teaching online courses or workshops, as well as general e-learning links. This site also features presentations and keynotes talks by Dr. Curt Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology and adjunct in the School of Informatics at Indiana University. Dr. Bonk is President of CourseShare LLC as well as the Founder and is former President of SurveyShare, Inc."

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Tutor Training from S. Seattle Community College
The college uses this web site to train their own volunteers. However, it's open to visitors from anywhere who are looking to build their tutoring skills. It as a variety of very easy to follow on-line tutor training modules.

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Tutor/Mentor Connection eLearning and Networking
The Tutor/Mentor Connection and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC are two parts of the same organization. The goals are the same. Only the tax structure is different. Both seek to bring together all who are organizing conferences and sharing information intended to help build more effective volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring and education-to-careers programs serving inner city youth and youth living in high poverty areas. This link points to a set of learning and collaboration goals.

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Tutor/Mentor Leadership & Networking Conference - held in Chicago
This Chicago conference was held in November and May every year between May 1994 and May 2015. An on-line version attempts to connect people from around the world with the information and ideas shared at the conferences. Visit the conference maps section to see participation maps. Note: due to lack of funding the conference has not been held since May 2015.

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University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute & Conference
The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico provides a variety of services to area mentoring programs, in order to build them up and enhance the culture of mentoring through the university, and the state it serves. Visit the web site to learn about their annual conference.

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