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Employee Skill Improvements Resulting from Volunteering Experiences - 2016 research
This article is titled "Widely Assumed but Thinly Tested: Do Employee Volunteers' Self-Reported Skill Improvements Reflect the Nature of Their Volunteering Experiences?" It investigates an important question to the volunteer tutoring and mentoring field. What skills and benefits do the volunteers take back to the workplace? Read the report. More research like this still needs to be done.

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Mentoring Decreases Youth Violence - new research (2012)
This article refers to a "large social science research study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and local nonprofits, which found that counseling and mentoring actually work." Read more. Follow the links to the research.

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Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words - 2015 research
From the web site: "This report uses the concept of resilience to examine how a group of second-generation Latino youth have been able to cope with adversity and excel while growing up in extremely challenging circumstances."

From an email sent by GadsHill Center in Chicago, " The study, in which two Gads Hill Center alumni are featured, found there are three key strategies that help Latino youth succeed:
* Resilient youth tend to possess a particular set of personal characteristics such as a sense of vision and optimism, a strong work ethic and the desire to break the negative cycle;
* Strengthening cultural bonds and traditions imparts a sense of responsibility; and
* Community-based programs and mentors play a central role in fostering resilience and serve as a critical support for both youth and their parents."

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Strengthening Youth Through a Network of Care (SYNC)
From the web site: "This is a Get IN Chicago program introduced in 2016. Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) focuses on providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence, including Austin, North Lawndale, Humboldt Park, South Shore, Englewood, West Englewood, and Roseland." The program is based on the Quantum Opportunities Program launched in the 1990s.

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The Mentoring Effect: Young People's Perspectives on Outcomes and Availability
This report was commissioned by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership with support from AT&T and written by Civic Enterprises with Hart Research. It is describe this way:

"The Mentoring Effect: Young People's Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring, the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of mentoring, examines the mentoring effect on youth, their aspirations and achievements and the community around them. The report also highlights a substantial mentoring gap that exists in America, especially for at-risk youth: one in three young people will reach adulthood without having a mentor."

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The Relationship Gap - 2017 research by Search Institute
From the web site: "The Search Institute has identified five key elements that are vital in a developmental relationship for youth--expressing care, challenging growth, providing support, sharing power and expanding possibilities and shows that it is often the adult who takes the lead in these actions and expresses them most strongly, intentionally, and consistently." It's research shows that more than 30% have only one or two of these supports and 22% have none.

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“The Role of Risk” a 2013 Study from Washington State Mentors
From MENTOR newsletter: "This report presents results from the first large-scale evaluation to examine how the levels and types of risk youth face may influence their mentoring relationships and the benefits they derive from mentoring programs. The study looked closely at the backgrounds of participating youth and their mentors, the mentoring relationships that formed, the program supports that were offered, and the benefits youth received — and assessed how these varied for youth with differing “profiles” of risk.

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A Matter of Time: Risk and Opportunity in the Nonschool Hours
From the web site: "This 1992 report stresses the importance of creating networks of community support for young adolescents during nonschool hours. It pays special attention to the needs and interests of youth from low-income families and of diverse backgrounds." The report can be downloaded from this link.

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Benchmarks: starting, operating a mentor program
From the web site: "The Australian Youth Mentoring Benchmarks were created in 2000 to provide a standard for all mentoring programs in order to have a strong, successful and sustainable program. The Australian Youth Mentoring Network encourages all mentoring programs to achieve these standards through the sharing of resources, professional development and collegial networking. The Benchmarks were reviewed in 2007 and again in 2012." Visit the web site and incorporate these into your own organizational development.

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Center for Evidence Based Mentoring
From the web site: "he Center is dedicated to creating the open and efficient exchange of research and ideas. In doing so, we seek to advance the production, dissemination, and uptake of evidence-based practice in ways that improve the effectiveness of practice and, ultimately, create stronger, more enduring mentor-mentee relationships."

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Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research - Portland State U.
From the web site: "The PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research (CIMR) was created in 2010 to advance the field of mentoring, nationally and internationally, through innovative and rigorous research, education and knowledge sharing, and partnerships with organizations providing services." Among its programs is a Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring

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Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research - Portland State
From the web site: "The PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research (CIMR) was created in 2010 to advance the field of mentoring, nationally and internationally, through innovative and rigorous research, education and knowledge sharing, and partnerships with organizations providing services."

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Center for the Advancement of Mentoring (OJJDP) - resources
From the web site: "The Center for the Advancement of Mentoring (TCAM) provides training and technical assistance to the national and local mentoring program grantees of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the U.S. Department of Justice. These mentoring programs serve youth who are in foster care, at risk of becoming involved in gangs, are former juvenile offenders, or would otherwise benefit from a mentor. Through targeted training and technical assistance, TCAM works with grantees to enhance the capacity of their mentoring programs and staff."

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Coalition for Community Schools
From the web site: "The Coalition for Community Schools, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership, is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks. Community schools are both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. There are a number of national models and local community school initiatives that share a common set of principles: fostering strong partnerships, sharing accountability for results, setting high expectations, building on the community’s strengths, and embracing diversity and innovative solutions."

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Committee on Education, Urban Initiative, UChicago
From the web site: "The Committee sponsors an ongoing workshop on Education; administers training grants in educational research; and fosters connections among education-related programs in existing departments and schools, including SSA’s Community Schools Program, the Urban Teacher Education Program, and courses in educational psychology, educational sociology, economics of education, social work, and educational policy."

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Consumer Guide to Mentoring - 1993 perspective
This web page was created in 1993 and is now an archive. However, reading it now can help leaders, volunteers and donors gain a perspective of how mentoring was viewed almost 20 years ago. Some of the same challenges that existed then are still with us today.

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Creating a Network of Afterschool Ed Programs
This paper makes a case for building a network of youth programs throughout large city and provides ideas for how this might happen.

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Evaluation of MOST (Making the Most of Out-of-School Time) Initiative
This Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago report summarizes the evaluation of the first phase (1995-1998) of the Making the Most of Out-of-School Time (MOST) Initiative of the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds.

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Guide to Effective Youth Mentoring - New Zealand - pdf
This handbook has loads of useful information with helpful graphics to illustrate concepts.

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Helping the less-advantaged to succeed - Mobility
From the web site: "The Economic Mobility Corporation (Mobility) Mobility is guided by the belief that every individual deserves access to economic opportunity. We identify, develop and evaluate promising strategies that promote economic mobility by enabling less advantaged adults and youth to acquire the education, skills and networks needed to advance in the labor market. We partner with leading practitioners to help them improve performance. We conduct research on promising and innovative strategies and evaluate programs that have the potential to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. We design initiatives to help adults and youth achieve economic success."

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Il DCFS - Prevention and Child Abuse Resources
On this web site you will find timely information about Child Protection, Foster Care, Adoption, Day Care licensing and other services provided by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).

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Innovations in School Based Mentoring -
This report by Samuel D. McQuillina, John D. Terry, Gerald G. Strait & Bradley H. Smith offers some ideas for making school based mentoring strategies more effective. You can download the full report, or just read the abstract.

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Learning and Afterschool-Karen Pittman Interview
This article is an interview with Karen Pittman, President of the Forum for Youth Investment. It's one of a number of articles about "learning and after school" issues.

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Mentor Consulting Group - Ask Dr. Mentor
Each month Dr. Susan Weinberger, known to her many clients simply as "Dr. Mentor," takes time to answer some of the questions sent in by program staff and mentoring professionals around the world.  Visit the web site and build your mentoring organization with Dr. Mentor's help.

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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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