The purpose of mentoring is to improve young people’s academic achievement, self-esteem, social competence, and avoidance of problem/high-risk behaviors by providing a relationship with a caring adult who works to help them achieve their potential or learn a skill. The focus of outcomes for this program is targeted toward youth as the primary recipients of services, not mentors. Programs occur either at a designated site or facility (site-based) or at various locations deemed mutually convenient by participants (field-based). There are many types of mentoring, and this content is related primarily to developmental, community-based mentoring for youth. (Definition adapted from Urban Institute and The Center for What Works)

The Resistance to Peer Influence measure presents respondents with a series of 10 pairs of statements and asks them to choose the statement that is the best descriptor (sample item: "Some people go along with friends just to keep their friends happy" BUT ...

The Mock Report Card Tool, completed by teachers, standardizes information about students' academic performance across districts that use different grading systems. The Mock Report Card tool is comprised of three scales that measure elementary or middle s ...

The Problem Behavior Frequency scale is designed to measure the frequency of delinquency behaviors such as suspension, stealing, shoplifting, and cheating.  

This tool offers a format for documenting and learning from the reasons why the mentoring match ended.  

This sample format will assist programs in deciding how and what information to collect for the recruiting, screening, and selection processes.  

This tool offers a format for documenting and learning from the reasons why the mentoring match ended.  

This tool offers a format for documenting and learning from the reasons why the mentor-mentee match ended.  

The Misconduct Scale is an adaptation of the Self-Reported Behavior Index (Brown, Clasen & Eicher, 1986) created by Posner & Vandell for the year study of low-income urban children.  The scale includes seven items from the Self-Reported Behavior I ...

IndicatorsConduct

This tool offers a format for documenting and learning from the reasons why the mentoring match ended.  

This questionnaire assesses youths' satisfaction with their mentoring relationships along three dimensions: youth-contentedness, emotional engagement, and dissatisfaction.

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Systems measures six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth: behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute ...

IndicatorsDiet/Nutrition

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Systems measures six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth: behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute ...

IndicatorsDiet/Nutrition