This is a collection of resources and publications to help support mentors.
This toolkit features information, tools and resources for mentors seeking to guide their mentees in cultivating perseverance, self-reflection, and positive decision-making- all of which are elements of a “growth mindset,” which can enrich their ability to learn and grow, especially in the face of challenges. “Growth Mindset” is an important emerging concept among educators and youth development professionals alike.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance together sponsored the creation of a guidebook “Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color.” The practices and resources discussed in this guide will be useful to any mentoring program serving boys and young men of color and will help them ensure that their services are culturally relevant and effective in changing lives and communities.
Episodes of violence, and other traumatic events in young people’s communities, impact young people’s lives in a variety of ways. Mentors can help, but may need support and strategies to help young people process their feelings and make sense of these experiences. Check out this guide for information and recommendations to help mentors affirm young people’s experiences and provide support after incidents of violence or traumatic events occur.