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3 Bold Steps for School Community Change
Based on the lessons learned from the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, the toolkit cultivates an approach that has left a legacy of success in schools and communities. This toolkit will show you how partnerships with representatives from sectors including education, law enforcement, mental health, juvenile justice, children’s services, families, and faith-based associations can take Three Bold Steps to create positive lasting change among our nation’s students.
Adventures in Parenting
Based on decades of NICHD research on parenting, this booklet gives parents the tools they need to make their own decisions about successful parenting. The booklet provides real-world examples and stories about how some families include responding, preventing, monitoring, modeling, and mentoring in their own daily parenting activities.
Become a Mentor - Etienne & Don'Trae 30 Second PSA 2014
In this video, AmeriCorps (formerly the Corporation for National and Community Service) presents a public service announcement on the importance of mentoring and what mentors and mentees can gain from this rewarding relationship.
Best Practices Guide on Mentoring Youth with Disabilities
This best practices guide funded in part under a grant/contract supported by the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U. S. Department of Laborh and the Technology Opportunities Program of the U. S. Department of Commerce,
National Telecommunications and Information Administration aims to help communities to start mentoring programs or expand a program to include youth with disabilities.
AmeriCorps: National Mentoring Month
Provides information on National Mentoring Month which has occurred annually in January since 2002. Additional resources about mentoring and National Mentoring Month are available.
Juvenile Mentoring Program: A Progress Review
This Bulletin lists the parameters under which the current 164 JUMP projects operate and describes the scope and methodology of the Juvenile Mentoring Program's ongoing national evaluation.
Juvenile Mentoring Program: 1998 Report to Congress
This 1998 Report to Congress describes the initial stages of OJJDP's ongoing evaluation of the 93 projects funded under the Juvenile Mentoring Program and includes its preliminary findings.
Make a Friend-Be a Peer Mentor
This Bulletin explains to youth how peer mentoring works, how to become a peer mentor, and how to create and maintain a strong peer mentor network.
Mentoring-A Proven Delinquency Prevention Strategy
This Bulletin discusses federally-supported mentoring intiatives, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and how mentoring has changed in response to evaluations.
AmeriCorps Resource Center
The Knowledge Networks page, on the AmeriCorps website, provides training and technical assistance resources organized by focus area. It connects service programs with targeted training and information.
In recognition of National Mentoring Month, the Department of Justice’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service has compiled a list of publications, funding opportunities and initiatives, and other resources related to mentoring.
My Brother’s Keeper: A Year Later
On the first anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative developed to help close the opportunity gaps faced by young people across the country, this blog post reflects on the progress over the past year and highlights the young people impacted by the program. The post also includes a link to an NPR interview with President Obama and Noah McQueen, a D.C.-area high school student and White House mentee, discussing overcoming challenges and building a successful future.
My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Report to the President
The My Brother’s Keeper Initiative was launched in February 2014 to address the persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. This 90-day report outlines the initial recommendations developed by the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force and offers a blueprint for action by government, business, nonprofit, philanthropic, faith and community partners.
National Guard Youth Challenge Program
The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.
National Mentoring Resource Center
The goal of the National Mentoring Resource Center is to improve the quality and effectiveness of mentoring across the country by supporting youth mentoring practitioners.
HUD created Neighborhood Networks in 1995 to encourage property owners to establish multiservice community learning centers in HUD insured and assisted properties. Neighborhood Networks was one of the first federal initiatives to promote self-sufficiency and help provide computer access to low-income housing communities. Neighborhood Networks centers are alike. With support from innovative public-private partnerships, Neighborhood Networks centers sponsor a range of services and programs. Nearly all centers offer job training and educational opportunities, and many also provide programs that include access to healthcare information and microenterprise development.
Reintegration of ExOffenders Program
The Department of Labor's Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Program targets court-involved youth, young adults, and adult ex-offenders through a variety of discretionary grant awards. Organizations partner with juvenile and adult justice systems to assist in providing employment and training to this population of individuals who may find it difficult to obtain employment or training without additional assistance. Projects support a comprehensive strategy for serving youth in a local area to which many are returning from juvenile correctional or detention facilities. Both the adult and youthful offender grants serve as demonstration projects for improving communities with high rates of crime and poverty.
Seniorcorps - Foster Grandparent Program
The Seniorcorps Foster Grandparent website offers information on becoming a foster grand parent. As a foster grandparent, you're a role model and friend. Serving at one of thousands of local organizations, you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.
The My Brother's Keeper Initiative
In this video, President Barack Obama announces the launch of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to work hard to get ahead
The Mentoring Effect
This blog entry from AmeriCorps (formerly the Corporation for National and Community Service) highlights federal initiatives that promote mentoring as well as recent research on the benefits of mentoring for at risk youth.
Watch: Youth Describe Their Most Meaningful Relationships
In a new video series from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, four youth talk about the adults who helped change their lives. The first video in the series features Marcus, a former foster youth, describing how his adoptive mom has helped and supported him.
Youthbuild provides an alternative education pathway that encourages youth to obtain a high school diploma or GED, while advancing toward employment while developing leadership skills and serving the community.
Fatherhood Is a Community Value
This blog post describes President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and the administration’s efforts to provide guidance, mentoring, and support to all children, including young boys and young men.
Report: Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts
This report provides an overview of a project in which NCJFCJ visited OJJDP-funded mentoring programs at 10 juvenile treatment drug court sites and conducted a focus group to discuss youth’s strengths and challenges.
This website features the Mentoring Connector tool, the only national database of youth mentoring programs vetted for quality standards and operated by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. The site also includes information about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and a public service announcement featuring President Obama and NBA star Steph Curry.