Our reading mentor handbook which contains program information, policies, tips, and best practices when it comes to being a Power Read mentor.
MENTOR’s 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. Their website provides many great mentoring resources.
The Iowa Mentoring Partnership (IMP) is a collaborative program of Volunteer Iowa and serves as the certifying body for quality local youth mentoring programs. Everybody Wins! Iowa is a certified youth mentoring program by the Iowa Mentoring Partnership.
Research from MENTOR which demonstrates the positive outcomes that result from mentoring youth.
A study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health which found that youth with a mentor are significantly more confident in their academic abilities and considerably less likely to display behavioral problems.
Article from Psychology Today which lays out the qualities that make a good mentor for youth.
A resource page from Youth.gov which lays out the benefits of mentoring for youth.
A research-based article that lays out the benefits of mentoring for mentors.
An article from the American Psychological Association which tells about the lifelong benefits of mentoring.
An article from Edutopia which explores the poverty-related factors that intervene in students’ ability to learn. These factors include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.