New to Mentoring? NDMC’s Top 5 Recommendations

  1. Sign Up for the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring 

The Chronicle translates research into practice recommendations and is an important forum for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and volunteers. Since its launch, the Chronicle has attracted over a million views from its tens of thousands of monthly visitors and nearly 8,000 subscribers. The site features an impressive editorial board and an ever-changing array of research summaries, profiles, etc.

  1. Discover MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership’s (MENTOR) mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap for the one in three young people growing up without this critical support.  MENTOR is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research, and essential tools. MENTOR has developed and supports a national collective of Affiliates that provide regional, state, and local leadership and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of quality mentoring relationships.

  1. Visit the National Mentoring Resource Center’s Website

The National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) serves as a comprehensive and reliable resource for training and technical assistance at the local program level, while also providing mentoring tools, resources, and reviews of mentoring research and best practices. The resources and technical assistance provided are in alignment with current research in our field and the national standards for quality mentoring.

In 2013, the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) selected MENTOR to establish a national training and technical assistance center focused solely on mentoring.

While visiting the site, review the Resources section, sign up for their Email List, check out the NMRC Blog, and review NMRC’s research findings article and paper entitled Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities.  Check out the implications for practice section of the paper.

  1. Get NDMC Content

Start by adding your staff to the NDMC Distribution List to ensure they receive Meeting Requests, Webinar Announcements and NDMC’s Disability Mentoring News.  Email if you would like to add someone to the list.  Also, if you are on social media platforms, follow NDMC on Twitter @Dismentors and/or join the NDMC LinkedIn Group.

  1. Participate in NDMC Programming through PYD’s Learn Platform

By joining NDMC, you receive a benefit of courses and Monthly Webinars on PYD’s Learn Platform.  New training webinars are provided along with access to recorded courses.  When you join NDMC, we’ll auto-enroll you in the Learn Platform and also share upcoming email announcements so you won’t miss the quality presenters and content.  Visit PYD’s Learn Platform and ensure you access this benefit (join the NDMC Group within the platform).

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