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E-Mentoring

E-Mentoring: A Model and Guide for a New Concept in Mentoring

YouthTrust, 1999
Copies: 2
Pages:47
This manual covers program structure, recruitment ideas, training tools and evaluation methods for e-mentoring programs. This program model focuses on a partnership between a school and an employer or community group.

E-Mentoring

Vermont Initiative for Mentoring, VT Chamber of Commerce Business-Education Partnership
Copies: 1
Pages: 45
This manual is a program model for e-mentoring programs. This model was designed for a program between a school and an employer. The model is flexible and accessible for any e-mentoring program.


Journals for Mentors/Mentees

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A Career Journal for Mentors

Jennice Taylor
Copies: 2
Pages: 17
This is a booklet that outlines how a mentor can keep a career journal. A career journal is defined as journal to help gather your thoughts, plans, ideas and experiences during the mentoring relationship.

Student Career Journal, Hand in Hand: Mentoring Young Women

Center for Sex Equity, Portland OR
Copies: 2
Pages: 60
This is a journal designed for mentees and mentors to keep together to explore their feelings on different careers. It has questions that the mentee can ask the mentor to learn what their job means to them and how they got their job, and is a tool to get mentees thinking about what they might like to do in the future.

Connections from School to Career: A Journey with my Mentor in to the World of Work

Faggella & Horowitz, 1995
Copies: 1
Pages: 55
This is a journal that is meant to be kept by the mentee while learning from his/her mentor about getting a job. It is filled with valuable skills and scenarios helpful in transitioning into the workforce.


Training Manuals

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Mentor Training Curriculum

National Mentoring Working Group/United Way of America, 1991
Copies: 1
Pages: 110
This manual addresses the issues and needs of organizations operating and interested in mentoring youth. This includes models to train both the trainer and mentors. A great resource for anyone involved in the training aspect of a mentoring program. Also covers how to prepare for a training as well as ideas for more specialized trainings.

Mind Over Matter

Diane Ravenscroft
CEO and Founder
Ravenscroft Management Consultants
Copies: 1
Pages: approx. 50
This training manual is for mentors and covers good mentor qualities and insights into what it will be like to be in a mentor/mentee relationship.

Mentoring 101

The Mass Mentoring Partnership, 1999
Copies: 1
Pages: 60
This is a training manual that is used as a four hour training designed to prepare mentors for the mentoring experience. It covers topics such as the role of the mentor, communication skills, stages of the relationship and diversity issues.

Mentor Training Guidebook

Robin Morton
Copies: 1
Pages: 43
This is a print out of a power point presentation (also available on disk) that covers the history of mentoring, what a mentor is, statistics what makes a good mentor, benefits of mentors to youth and other interesting information about mentoring.

Training of the Trainers Manual

Dr. Susan Weinberger
Mentor Consulting Group
Copies: 2
Pages: 65
This is a manual that models a Train the Trainer workshop. It covers all the basics, such as good mentoring skills, ice breakers, goal setting and confidentiality.

Mentoring 101…the Mentee

The Mass Mentoring Partnership
Copies: 2
Pages: 23
This is a Train the Trainer manual focusing on training youth to get the most out of having a mentor. It covers icebreakers, what is a mentor, diversity and communication skills.

A Training Guide for Mentors

by, Jay Smink
National Dropout Prevention Center, 1999
Copies: 1
Pages: 70
This training guide was written to meet the need for high quality mentor programs. It is broken into 6 sections. It covers what a mentor is and gives a lot of examples for training techniques. This guide has a lot of great information and is great to read prior to training or becoming a mentor.

A MentorActive Approach to Reclaiming Youth at Risk

Dare Mighty Things Inc., 2000
Copies: 1
Pages: 140
This is a folder with audio tapes, a mentor’s study guide, a puzzle, and a leader’s guide. These are all used for a training meant to last about 4 hours. It focuses on 4 stories of troubled youth and helps mentors see life through their eyes, understand their problems and discover how they can help.

Mentoring A-Z Training Manual

The Mass Mentoring Partnership
Copies: 3
Pages: 60
This training manual covers characteristics of a quality program, sample handouts/forms, sample applications and evaluations. This is a good manual for training people how to start mentoring programs.

Partnerships for Success: A Mentor Program Manual

The Enterprise Foundation/United Way of America, 1990
Copies: 1
Pages: 66
This manual is composed of an overview of mentoring, how to develop a mentoring program, and how to operate the program.


Program Models

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A Resource Guide to Mentoring in Vermont

Vermont State Dept. of Education, 1992
Copies: 2
Pages: 60
This book covers hints on how to make your mentoring program work. There is information on existing mentoring programs in the state, as well as sample forms for things like mentor applications and program policies.

Mentors Make a Difference Guidebook to Mentoring

Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business-Education Partnership
Copies: 2
Pages:120
This guidebook serves a resource in helping you develop a sustainable mentor program. It covers program design, recruitment, application/screening process, matching mentors with mentees, fundraising and evaluation of the program. It also has a lot of sample forms, statistics and outside articles.

Danville Elementary School Mentor Manual

Danville Elementary School
Copies: 1
Pages: approx. 30
This booklet is a compilation of useful articles, statistics, handouts, resource and activity lists. A lot of information that would be interested in anyone interested in becoming a mentor or setting up a program.

Yes,You Can: Establishing Mentoring Programs to Prepare Youth for College

U.S. Dept. of Education, 1998
Copies: 3
Pages: 60
This book is a guide for employers, community-based organizations, college students, senior citizens, or others who are interested in starting a mentoring program. Included is practical information about starting a program as well as examples of successful programs and resources to call upon for more information and support.

One on One: A Guide for Establishing Mentor Programs

U.S. Dept. of Education
Copies: 1
Pages: 58
This book is a guide to developing and implementing mentor programs in your community. It covers what a mentor is, guidelines for mentor programs and resources for programs. It also profiles a few successful mentoring programs.

ABC’s of Mentoring

Vermont Initiative for Mentoring/VCCBEP, 1996
Copies: 1
Pages: 150
This booklet contains the standards and criteria developed in collaboration with a diverse group of Vermont mentor programs and nationally recognized mentor programs. Included are standards in program assessment, goals, recruitment and training, to name a few.

More Than a Matter of Trust: Managing the Risks of Mentoring

Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 1998
Copies: 7
Pages: 59
This book contains information on risk management fundamentals for mentoring programs, including legal liability issues and further resources.

Guide to Workplace Mentoring Programs

One to One Partnership, 1992
Copies: 1
Pages: 74
This is a guide that has been developed to assist businesses in establishing high quality, sustainable mentoring programs to support the youth of their communities. It covers the steps to developing a program, gives program models, points out useful resources, and even touches on why creating a mentoring program is good for the business.

Mentoring for Resiliency: Setting Up Programs for Moving Youth from "Stressed to Success"

Resiliency in Action Inc., 2000
Copies: 1
Pages: 87
This book promotes the message that the quality of person-to-person relationships is the most important consideration in fostering youth resiliency. It describes programs that have been successful at building resiliency, and what makes them more successful than others.

Linking College Students and At-Risk Youth

Campus Compact: The Project for Public and Community Service, 1990
Copies: 1
Pages: 46
In 1988 Campus Compact launched a 3-year effort to support the involvement of university and college students as mentors of youth in need of caring and support. This manual has strategies for planning and conducting campus-based mentoring programs.

Career Links: An Employment-Related Mentorship Program for Economically Disadvantaged Teen Girls

Illinois State Board of Education, 1990
Copies: 1
Pages: 30
This program guide is designed for social service agencies, educational institutions, and other organizations interested in conducting an employment-related mentorship program for economically disadvantaged young women and girls.

A Hand Up, Guide to Mentoring

by, Eleni Papadakis and Ann Petter
Corporation for Business, Work, and Learning
This is a handbook designed for developing mentoring programs, with a complete mentor training curriculum, including handouts.

Curriculum Book for the Mentorship Project

University of Vermont
Copies: 1
Pages: 120
This is an overview of a project set up between the University of Vermont, Rutland High School and the Vermont Federation of Families. It is filled with activities to improve team building, goal planning, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, community service and self appraisal skills.

The Maryland Mentoring Partnership Strategic Plan Outline

June 2001
Copies: 1
Pages: 20
This is a booklet that includes information regarding the Maryland Mentoring Partnership in the areas of cost, need for expansion and an overview of the program as a whole.

Mentoring Programs for At-Risk Youth

National Dropout Prevention Center, 1990
Copies: 1
Pages: 15
This booklet discusses what a mentorÕs role in dropout prevention is, examples of some successful programs and gives twelve steps to setting up a mentoring program.


Studies/Research/Statistics

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Some Things Do Make a Difference for Youth: A Compendium of Evaluations of Youth Programs and Practices

American Youth Policy Forum, 1997
Copies: 1
Pages: 172
ISBN 1-887031-58-8
This book highlights research findings that improve the lives of young people in areas such as education, employment, community programs and provides ideas on where to best invest scarce resources.

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters: A Study of Program Practices

Public/Private Ventures, 1993
Copies: 1
Pages: 65
This booklet covers a four-year study conducted by the P/PV to determine the usefulness of mentoring as an intervention for at-risk youth. The study examines the implementation of the Big Brother/Big Sister program model among eight BB/BS agencies to reflect differences in recruiting, screening, training, matching and supervision.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters: A Study of Volunteer Recruitment and Screening

Public/Private Ventures, 1994
Copies: 1
Pages: 50
This booklet covers research conducted by the P/PV regarding outcomes of recruitment/screening tools, different techniques, and how potential volunteers react to the different tools and techniques.

Mentoring in the Juvenile Justice System: Findings for Two Pilot Programs

Public/Private Ventures, 1994
Copies: 1
Pages: 70
This booklet covers P/PV’s research in their pilot mentor model designed to bridge a youth’s incarceration in a juvenile justice institution and his/her discharge to the community through mentoring.

Mentoring School-Age Children: A Classification of Programs

Public/Private Ventures, 1999
This booklet covers research done to answer the questions: (1) How can we usefully characterize the new types of mentoring programs operating today, and (2) Are any of these new types effective in developing meaningful relationships between mentors and mentees. This report also includes a classification of mentoring programs based on the collected data.

Making A Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Public/Private Ventures, 1995
Copies: 1
Pages: 65
This research covers the impact of having a big brother or big sister on children’s antisocial behaviors, family/peer relationships, self-concept, and social/cultural enrichment. This book is filled with tables and statistical findings in these areas.

Mentoring: A Synthesis of P/PV’s Research 1988-1995

Public/Private Ventures
Copies: 1
Pages: 67
This book contains major findings made by P/PV around mentoring from 1988-1995. Included are studies around college students as mentors, big brother/big sister programs, mentoring in the juvenile justice system and how relationships between mentees and mentors is formed.

Mentoring School-Age Children: A Classification of Programs

Public/Private Ventures, 1999
Copies: 1
Pages: 5
This is a booklet of findings to the questions: (1) How can we usefully characterize the new types of mentoring programs operating today, and (2) Are any of these new types effective in developing meaningful relationships between mentor and youth? It also classifies the mentoring programs where the data came from.

School-based Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 1999
Copies: 1
Pages: 20
This booklet is an evaluation of five pilot programs at BBBS agencies. They looked at issues such as self-confidence, school performance and relationships toward peers over a two year period. This booklet is full of interesting stories, insights and statistics.

Strategic Growth Plan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 2000
Copies: 1
Pages: 24
This booklet covers the Big Brother Big Sister of America’s strategic plan from July 2000-June 2004 to enroll 1,000,000 children in mentoring relationships by the year 2010. It covers goals, principles, and action plans. It has a lot of statistics and other research data.

School-Based Programs

Public/Private Ventures, 2000
Copies: 1
Pages: 46
This study explores volunteer’s experiences and relationship development within school based programs and community based programs. The study focuses on the issues of what mentoring is, do these programs make a difference in the lives of the mentors and what programs can do to ensure optimal development of supportive relationships, and is it different for school based and community based programs.

Building Relationships with Program Youth in Program Settings

Public/Private Ventures, 1995
Copies: 1
Pages: 125
This study was conducted to refine earlier P/PV research and address the questions: (1) Do our earlier findings hold when matches consist of youth and volunteers drawn from a more general population? (2) Can we refine our classification of mentoring relationships beyond "satisfying" and "non-satisfying"? , and (3) Are there distinguishable expectations, behaviors or interactions associated with different types of relationships, or do they change over time?

The Future of Children: Critical Health Issues for Children and Youth

Center for the Future of Children, 1994
Copies: 1
Pages: 139
This is a book full of statistics and research information pertaining to children’s health issues. It focuses on violence, insurance, HIV/AIDS and smoking. Information compiled from numerous agencies and physicians.

Understanding Mentoring Relationships

Search Institute Report, 1992
Copies: 1
Pages: 60
This study was designed to investigate and document the nature and quality of actual mentoring relationships and the processes used to establish and support such relationships. It provides mentors with information about different programs, so they can best chose where to volunteer, it gives organizations a systematic way of describing their mentoring programs and their unique characteristics, and gives policy makers and others interested in mentoring a framework for understanding mentoring programs.

Relationships in a Career Mentoring Program: Lessons Learned from the Hospital Youth Mentoring Program

Public/Private Ventures, 1998
This study examines one mentoring program that has attempted to unite older youth’s need for both emotional and instrumental adult support. It answers the question: ‘Is career mentoring viable for disadvantaged youth?’


For Mentors

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How to be a Great Mentor, Get Involved

State of California Alcohol and Drug Program
Copies: 1
Pages: 8
A short booklet with an overview of what a mentor is, sample activities for mentors/mentees, and lists by state of mentoring programs available.

My Mentor & Me

Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, 2000
Copies: 2
Pages:40
This booklet lists 36 weekly activities for mentors and mentees to do together. It focuses on elementary school aged children.

Mentors Make a Difference

Girls First/Boyz First Mentoring Program
Copies: 1
Pages: approx. 50
This is a manual for a mentor that covers the roles of a mentor, adolescent development, communication, goal setting and conflict resolution skills, activity ideas and tips and resources for mentors.

Mentors Strengthen Community Service

Cynthia Parsons, 1999
Copies: 2
Pages: 18
This is a booklet that encourages all students (Pre-K to Graduate) to do voluntary community service integrated with academic coursework. Published in Vermont, this booklet is filled with personal experiences and really gets you thinking about the benefits and importance of mentoring.

Reflections on the Mentoring Movement

Marc Freedman, 1992
Copies: 1
Pages: 80
This booklet focuses on Freedman’s study, The Kindness of Strangers, and looks at the roots, current shapes, and social and operational implications of mentoring. Although not based on reality, the study does illuminate mentoring’s possibilities and limitations. The study concludes that under popular banner, like mentoring, lie important truths with important possibilities, if we only take the time and effort to carry them out.

Elder Mentor Handbook

Center for Intergenerational Learning, Temple University, 1993
Copies: 1
Pages: 46
This booklet covers what a mentor is, information on adolescents and how to build a mentor/mentee relationship. Has a lot of good and interesting information, including a large form resource section.

Mentoring Young People Makes A Difference

Education Commission of the States, 1990
Copies: 1
Pages: 21
This booklet examines the concept of mentoring at-risk youth. It looks at the concept of mentoring and discusses several existing and successful mentoring programs.

The Mentor Handbook

Educational Resources Network Inc., 1990
Copies: 1
Pages: 31
This handbook was created to serve as a guide for all individuals engaged in one-to-one relationships in mentoring programs. It includes mentor roles, responsibilities, and successful strategies and techniques.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: A Book about Me

Kathy Faggella and Janet Horowitz Inc., 1995
Copies: 2
Pages: 48
This is a book full of activities meant to build the relationship between mentor and mentee. It is a tool used so the mentor and youth can get to know the other’s interests and feelings better. It has about 45 activities.

Elders as Mentors: A Training Program for Older Adults

Center for Intergenerational Learning, Temple University 1993
Copies: 1
Pages: 20
This guide is based on four years of experience from two intergenerational mentoring initiatives. It reflects the feedback from elder mentors and youth as well as the observations of program coordinators.

Playing Their Parts: Parents and Teachers Talk About Parental Involvement in Public Schools

Public Agenda, 1999
Copies: 1
Pages: 50
This book clarifies some areas of miscommunication among parents, teachers, and school officials. It reveals explicit conversation about what parents and schools should do — jointly and separately — to advance out children’s academic success.

Mentoring Revolution: Growing America One Child at a Time

Andrew M. Mecca, 2001
Copies: 1
Pages: 56
Dr. Mecca has made a lifelong commitment to mentoring, and has written many books on self-esteem, and health promotion. This book expresses the need for a new national strategy, the benefits of mentoring and a model for America.

Read To Me: Raising Kids Who Love to Read

Bernice E. Cullinan, 1992
Copies: 1
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0590466135
This book covers when to start reading to your child, how to use television wisely, and how to make a reader out of your child. It also contains a list of read-aloud books for preschoolers to preteens.

Stand By Me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring TodayÕs Youth

Jean E. Rhodes, 2002
Copies: 2
Pages: 165
ISBN: 0674007379
In this book, Dr. Rhodes draws on the latest findings on mentoring and her own extensive, groundbreaking studies. Rhodes examines the psychological process of mentoring in itÕs many forms, the bond that develops between mentors and youth, what each group brings to the processes and what they get out of it, and the important role that adults who are not their parents can play in the development of children.

Parenting from the Heart

Jack Pransky
Copies: 1
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0965905705
Jack Pransky is the director of the NorthEast Health Realization Institute and is an international prevention consultant and parenting trainer. This book demonstrates how every parent can access the wisdom and perspective needed to raise healthy, happy and even wise children.

Homework Tips for Parents

U.S. Department of Education, 2002
Copies: 1
Pages: 16
This is a short pamphlet written in both English and Spanish with hints on how parents can help their children with homework.