Program evaluation is an increasingly important area of operations for all youth mentoring programs. These resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012), can help youth mentoring programs evaluate the quality of the mentoring relationships they are building, as well as focus on key participant outcomes.
Measuring the Quality of Mentor Youth Relationships: A Tool for Mentoring Programs
This resource provides programs with a simple youth survey that measures the closeness of their relationship with their mentor. This can be an excellent tool for showing that your program is making valuable mentoring connections, and can also be administered at various points to see which mentoring pairs may need extra support or training.
Redefining Your Success: The Role of Adolescent Connectedness in Demonstrating Mentoring Impact (Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet explores the concept of connectedness, a trait many researchers believe to be critical in helping youth navigate the choppy waters of adolescence. The Hemingway Scale, and important tool for measuring connectedness, is also highlighted.