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Our Evidence Blast series provides research, data, and resources to help practitioners and policymakers make important decisions about schools and students.

A list of resources developed by our LEARNS project

The mentoring staff at Education Northwest is available to build the capacity of youth mentoring initiatives by helping to improve program service delivery, increasing staff skills and knowledge, building program infrastructure, and supporting program replication and expansion.

A series published by Education Northwest that distills and shares research and experience from the field.

Resources from a "Bridge Event" examining the Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Mentoring Program held on July 27, 2009

These resources can help agencies and schools that are developing mentoring services for special populations of youth, such as those in the foster care system or the children of incarcerated parents, or delivering mentoring in specialized settings, such as a faith institution or a work site. Innovative mentoring models, such as group mentoring, are also highlighted.

These resources can help school administrators and staff, as well as their community partners, design and implement effective mentoring services in K-12 school settings.

These resources can help mentoring programs evaluate their services and the outcomes for youth participants.

The following resources for planning, designing, and implementing a youth mentoring program have been developed by the National Mentoring Center, and its various projects, over the last several years. All are free to download.

These resources can help any mentoring program recruit appropriate adults for the mentoring role and ensure the safety of program participants through rigorous pre-match screening.

These materials can be useful in pre-match training of mentors and mentees, as well as ongoing training that helps participants build mentoring skills over time.

The following resources can help youth mentoring programs in both school and community settings plan for a sustainable future. These resources cover many aspects of sustainability, such as fundraising, marketing and branding, and partnership development.

Education Northwest offers a variety of program assessment and evaluation services to youth mentoring programs and multisite initiatives. Our evaluation and research projects can both determine program effectiveness and assist in the strengthening of program services over time.