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Continued Development of National Mentoring Resource Center

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,000,000)

Building on the foundation established in year one, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) will fully launch and ensure sustainability of the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) in year two. The NMRC will be developed as a practical, comprehensive and accessible resource that the mentoring field needs to bridge research to practice. To achieve the goals of the NMRC in its continued development, the team will: 1) Adhere to a work plan and timeline to ensure accomplishment of key goals and consistent communication with OJJDP; 2) Maintain and enhance an OJJDP NMRC website, including Research Board reviewed programs and resources and online communities of practice; 3) Conduct ongoing assessment of mentoring programs and gaps in resources through Mentoring Partnerships' current local activities and assessing use of the NMRC website; 4) Disseminate evidence-based mentoring practice information through the NMRC website, on-the-ground technical assistance, and the development of a curriculum of standard trainings with the Research Board and 40 technical assistance providers, who will be convened at a national train-the-trainer session; 5) Deliver online trainings to advance evidence-based strategies and tools in areas where an identified need exists, particularly leveraging the monthly Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series; and 6) Provide tools and practical techniques for collaboration among mentoring organizations and across disciplines, particularly leveraging Mentoring Partnerships, the Senior Advisors on Youth Development and Mentoring and the NMRC Stakeholder Council. The NMRC will also develop resources to support the My Brother's Keeper initiative and other OJJDP programs including Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children sites and Children of Incarcerated Parents demonstration programs. MENTOR will work with OJJDP to determine approaches, which may include special sessions at the National Mentoring Summit, developing new trainings, and creating online communities of practice on the NMRC website. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2014