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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Research, Articles & Reports

The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth With Varying Risk Profiles

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Mentoring and Academic Achievement

Mentoring and Career Development

The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring

The Business Case for Mentoring


Making A Difference in Schools: Big Brothers Big Sisters Impact in Schools


Research in Action is an innovative series that highlights the importance of connecting mentoring research to practice and policy to increase the impact of youth mentoring. The series contains 10 issues on some of the most pressing topics facing the youth mentoring field. The foundation of each issue is Research – an article written by a leading scholar who summarizes the latest research and offers insight into the implications of that research on mentoring practice. Those implications are then expanded into tools, activities, resources, or training exercises in the Action section, providing practitioners with a concrete application of the research findings in their everyday operations. Finally, each issue concludes with a list of additional Resources on the topic. The Research in Action series was funded by a generous grant from the MetLife Foundation.

RiA Issue 1 - Mentoring: A Key Resource for Promoting Positive Youth Development

RiA Issue 2 - Effectiveness of Mentoring Program Practices

RiA Issue 3 - Program Staff in Youth Mentoring Programs: Qualifications, Training, and Retention

RiA Issue 4 - Fostering Close and Effective Relationships in Youth Mentoring Programs

RiA Issue 5 - Why Youth Mentoring Relationships End

RiA Issue 6 - School-Based Mentoring

RiA Issue 7 - Cross-Age Peer Mentoring

RiA Issue 8 - Mentoring Across Generations: Engaging Age 50+ Adults as Mentors

RiA Issue 9 - Youth Mentoring: Do Race and Ethnicity Really Matter?

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