The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition

The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition

September 2015 marked the much anticipated release of The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition (EEP). A publication of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the EEP details research-informed and practitioner-approved standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and consequently, impactful mentoring relationships. There are six standards that are evidence-based and intended to be […]

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MMP Summit News

MMP Summit News

Each year, Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP) brings hundreds of youth providers, mentoring professionals, mentors, school personnel, community and business leaders, policymakers, and a wide audience together to focus on best practices for youth mentoring and youth development.  The 5th Annual Midlands Mentoring Partnership Summit & Youth Development Luncheon, held on March 19th, 2014, at the […]

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Collective Impact

Collective Impact

By: Whitney Mastin Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is a collective impact organization that works in cooperation with mentoring programs serving the Omaha metropolitan area.  According to John Kania & Mark Kramer in an article titled Collective Impact, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011, “successful Collective Impact initiatives typically have five conditions that […]

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metroMAGAZINE: National Mentoring Month

metroMAGAZINE: National Mentoring Month

Thank you to metroMAGAZINE for highlighting National Mentoring Month and the 5th Annual Mentoring Summit & Youth Development Luncheon. Midlands Mentoring Partnership appreciates the support Omaha gives to quality mentoring efforts. View the 16 page metroMAGAZINE mentoring-focused pull-out here!

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MIDLANDS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP WELCOMES NEW PARTNER MEMBER PROGRAM

By Whitney Mastin In November 2013, Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP) welcomed Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program as its newest Partner Member.  MMP is thrilled to have this unique, arts-focused mentoring program as a member. The MMP membership process can take a number of months.  In order to become a Partner Member of MMP, […]

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The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring

Cross-age peer mentoring is a community-based model that utilizes peer relationships in order to promote positive youth development. In order to maintain a greater degree of power imbalance than typical of a friendship there is a minimum of a 2 year age difference between the mentor and mentee, this allows the older youth to help […]

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2013 Mentoring Conference Break-Out Recap

Miss a Break Out Session? Don’t Sweat it!  We’ve got speaker bios and presentations galore!   Cultivating Meditation Exercises in your Mentoring Relationship – Led by Aubrey Nye Connecting with Generation iY – Led by Suzanne Whisler, ESU 4 Health Disparities Among Children Raised in Poverty –  Led by Dr. Renaisa Anthony, University of Nebraska Medical Center Turning […]

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2012 Mentoring Conference Break-Out Recap

Miss a break-out session? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got speaker bios and presentation materials galore:   Which youth is mentoring best for? – Led by Dr. Jean Rhodes Talking it Through, Education Skills for Mentors – Led by Education Northwest The Human Resources Side of Working With Youth – Led by One Source & Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands A Thriving […]

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The Test of Time in School-Based Mentoring: The Role of Relationship Duration and Re-Matching on Academic Outcomes

The influence of match length and re-matching on the effectiveness of school-based mentoring was studied in the context of a national, randomized study of 1,139 youth in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. The sample included youth in grades four through nine from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. At the end of the year, youth in intact relationships showed significant academic improvement, while […]

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Mentoring Relationships and Programs for Youth

Mentoring is one of the most popular social interventions in American society, with an estimated three million youth in formal one-to-one relationships. Studies have revealed significant associations between youth involvement in mentoring relationships and positive developmental outcomes. These associations are modest, however, and depend on several intervening processes. Centrally important is the formation of close, enduring connections between mentors and youth that foster […]

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