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Mentoring Resources

Maximize the impact of mentoring


VMP's Resource Library provides information to help individuals and groups plan, manage, operate, and evaluate a mentoring program. Also available are resources for mentors, mentees, and parents/guardians to help them get the most out of the mentoring relationship. School districts, businesses, tutors, and volunteers will also find helpful research and sample materials here.

In 2013, the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) selected VMP's national organization, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, to establish the first-ever OJJDP resource center focused solely on mentoring. Mentoring programs may now apply for no-cost specialized local technical assistance through the National Mentoring Resource Center. This technical assistance will be provided by Mentoring Partnerships and experts in the field. The resources and technical assistance will be in alignment with the national standards for quality mentoring, The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™. 

Visit the National Mentoring Resource Center to learn more and to apply for no-cost technical assistance and training from VMP.

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Resources for Spark a Conversation

Teaching Cyber Safety

Verizon Wireless provides some tips on teaching children about cyber safety.

Sparks Conversation Starters

Ideas and topics to help start quality conversations with your mentee.

40 Developmental Assets

The Search Institute’s identified building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible.

Sparks for Middle and High School Mentees

Ideas for Sparks for mentors with middle or high school-aged mentees.

Exploring Sparks With Your Mentee

A useful resource to explore possible connections with your mentee.

Responding to Difficult Issues as a Mentor

A guide to difficult issues and topics that a mentor may encounter from The EMT Group.

Road Blocks To Effective Communication

A best practices tool for improving communication with your mentee.

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No-cost specialized technical assistance for mentoring programs

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Articles on mentoring, youth development and psychology

Meet Our Program Director!

Rebekah Holbrook
Director of Programs

Rebekah is available to assist with the development of your mentoring program and training needs. Contact her at 804-828-1536 with any questions.