Program Resources

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

In this section, you will find a number of educational resources pertaining to youth mentoring. For information about the most up-to-date standards for mentoring programs, please refer to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring.

Relationships First: Creating Connections That Help Young People Thrive

Search Institute recently published "Relationships First: Creating Connections that Help Young People Thrive" which is an 2017 updated toolkit about developmental relationships.

The resource is available for free download on their website.

For resources geared towards issues specific to programs and individual mentoring relationships, use The National Mentoring Resource Center's free online articles, webinars, tool kits, journals, studies, trainings, and recordings of past webinars for more information. Browse this mentoring library according to the specific needs of your program or mentors/mentees. 

Research and Resources

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership -- Resources and Publications


The National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC)


National Survey Results