Mentor Resources

Everybody Wins! Iowa Power Read Mentor Handbook

Our reading mentor handbook which contains program information, policies, tips, and best practices when it comes to being a Power Read mentor.

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

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.\

Iowa Mentoring Partnership

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.

Social and Emotion Learning (SEL), Trauma Informed Care, and Mental Health Tips and Tricks

A short guide from Everybody Wins! Iowa that contains tips and tricks in relation to students and social and emotion learning (SEL), mental health and trauma informed care.

Mentoring Impact

Research from MENTOR which demonstrates the positive outcomes that result from mentoring youth.

Mentoring Linked to Positive Outcomes

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.

Six Qualities of a Great Mentor

Article from Psychology Today which lays out the qualities that make a good mentor for youth.

Benefits of Having a Mentor for Young People

A resource page from which lays out the benefits of mentoring for youth.

Benefits of Mentoring for the Mentor

A research-based article that lays out the benefits of mentoring for mentors.

Lifelong Benefits of Mentoring

An article from the American Psychological Association which tells about the lifelong benefits of mentoring.

How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

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.