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Inclusive Programs Improve Quality for All Youth

Inclusive Programs Improve Quality for All Youth

By Marty Martinez As practitioners, we are always looking for ways to strengthen the quality of our program to ensure that mentoring does not just feel good, or look good, but is producing real outcomes for youth. As we work to utilize quality mentoring to strengthen our communities, we must ensure that our services are […]

Practice Corner: Parents are an important part of the equation
By September 1, 2015 5 Comments Read More →

Practice Corner: Parents are an important part of the equation

An Important Part of the Equation By: Marty Martinez As practitioners fueling the mentoring movement, we’re all in the business of creating high quality and outcome-based mentoring relationships. In order to achieve that, programs work hard to create great quality matches that potentially can last a lifetime and have an important impact on the life […]

Strengthening quality youth mentoring programs through service fellowships
By September 15, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Strengthening quality youth mentoring programs through service fellowships

by Marty Martinez As practitioners, we are all committed to providing high quality mentoring to youth in need across our communities. Mentoring organizations are a vital and integral piece of youth development, focusing on outcomes including academic preparedness, workforce readiness, and violence prevention. We rely heavily on the power of volunteers at the mentor-level, who […]

Practice Corner: Using Research to show Community Impact of Mentoring

Practice Corner: Using Research to show Community Impact of Mentoring

By Marty Martinez As National Mentoring Month draws to a close it is important to continue our efforts to raise awareness and give voice to the impact and outcomes that youth mentoring can have in our communities. As practitioners in the field, many program leaders and staff use National Mentoring Month as a means to […]