MENTOR's National Mentoring Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new Online Community for mentors to network with other mentors, obtain support and access resources to develop stronger, more impactful mentoring relationships. An expansion of www.mentoring.org, the "Mentors' Community" is to be used in conjunction with training and support provided to mentors by programs.
Mentors are invited to join the community to share their experiences and ask questions. Discussion topics include starting a new relationship, dealing with difficult issues, closing a relationship, etc. The community features private messaging, live event chats, blogs, and ways to reward good posts and helpful people by marking contributions with positive "Kudos."
Mentors can access over 50 linked and downloadable resources to support all phases of the mentoring relationship through Mentoring.org. Topics range from building trust, establishing boundaries, mentoring youth from various backgrounds, resources for military families, activity ideas, and much more.
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below:
These six platform areas are based on the collective experience and expertise of individuals at organizations engaged with young people across the country, the experience of young people themselves, and our own research. The platform areas are a statement of best practice – they are what has been demonstrated to work to improve graduation outcomes for young people.: