Overview of Records Checks:
Knowing what type(s) of check a program should use when screening mentors can be overwhelming; here is a handy sheet that provides a summary of the various types of local, state and federal checks available.
MENTOR's How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program Toolkit
: A great resource for developing and experienced programs that offers essential guidelines for programs to develop, maintain and sustain all aspects of program operations.
MENTOR's Resource Center:
Users can search a wide array of topic areas including resources for programs, mentors and mentees.
Strategies for Promoting Positive Youth Development
: This resource, spearheaded by Building Partnerships of Youth - National 4-H Council and the University of Arizona, to ensure that all youth have the opportunities and experiences to arm them with the tools to make healthy choices.
Oregon Mentors Evaluation Toolkit
: A collection of downloadable evaluation instruments, surveys, scales, and questionnaires.
Kansas Volunteer Commission
: A variety of resources and publications geared toward increasing nonprofit capacity and volunteer effectiveness.
: LEARNS is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide training and technical assistance to projects focused on literacy, education, mentoring, and out-of-school time. LEARNS is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) and the Bank Street College of Education (BSC).
Corporation for National & Community Service's Resource Center:
A variety of interactive resources and publications for the service community.
U.S. Department of Education's Mentoring Resource Center:
A project funded by a contract of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, providing resources on a variety of mentoring areas.
The National Mentoring Center:
Developed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, this organization offers training, resources, and online information services to the entire mentoring field.
for an overview of resources available specifically for mentors.
Disclaimer: The messages portrayed in the film Waiting for "Superman" do not necessarily represent the views of Kansas Mentors. We are promoting every young person's right to achieve their full potential. Education is an important part of that process. We do not have an opinion on the debate of charter schools versus public schools or other issues related to the U.S. public education system. We can, however, discuss the proven merits of mentoring as a whole and as an intervention that helps keep young people in school.