In alignment with our mission, the California Mentoring Partnership has
partnered with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to provide no-cost Technical Assistance (T.A.) to California-based programs, as part of the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC).
In 2015, 43 organizations received over 1,200 service hours of training
and technical assistance support from CMP consultants.
California T.A. is operated by Erika Green at Center for Applied
Research Solutions, and is managed by Judy Taylor.
Because of the shortage of trainers available in other states, California-based consultants have also provided their services in Utah, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, and Wyoming.
To find out more about how your program can receive T.A. support, go to
Click here for some handy tips when submitting your request: [link to attached pdf]
As our program evolves we will be publishing a wide array of resources here on our website. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.
Youth mentoring occurs when a caring adult offers guidance and support to a young person. It can happen in a variety of contexts. In fact, most adults have been an informal mentor to a young person at one time or another and may not have even realized it.
Mentoring has been shown to be a powerful way to help young people achieve their potential, and MENTORING:
A major focus will be to support to mentoring programs by working with regional mentoring coalitions, as well as providing research and materials on mentoring best practices though the CMP website. In addition to web-based resources, assistance will be furnished to mentoring coalitions and programs by a pool of seasoned technical assistance providers.
The California Mentoring Partnership’s mission is to act as an advocate for the advancement of effective mentoring by encouraging, developing, strengthening, and sustaining quality mentoring programs throughout the state.
CMP is proud to announce the release of the 2015 California Mentoring Survey Report, administered and analyzed in partnership with the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities. Our survey reached 123 California mentoring programs, yielding valuable information about the state of mentoring in California. Results can be used at the local, statewide, and national level, to inform program operations and to help build greater support for our mentoring movement.
Click here to view/download the report.
We are pleased to announce that 100 CA programs participated in the
2016 National Mentor Program Survey, conducted by MENTOR: The National
CMP was honored to support California’s participation in this important
effort, and we are happy to say we will soon have both national and California
results to share with you all.
Once results are available, contact us with any inquiries for
customized results for your program, region, population, etc.
We thank you for your participation, and special thanks to all our
regional coalition leaders for encouraging participation in your area!
Our congratulations to Royal Family KIDS in Santa Ana (Glenn Garvin,
survey respondent) and Catholic Charities in Stockton (Andrea Oceguera, survey respondent)!!! These were our 1st and 2nd place prize winners for the drawing eligible to all programs who participated in the survey.
Each January the nation celebrates mentoring with National Mentor Month. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about mentoring. Take a moment, thank someone that mentored you and consider paying it forward by mentoring someone else. One way you can also help is communicate with your national, state and local elected officials about the importance of mentoring. They need to hear from you that Mentoring Matters! Check out the tools at MENTOR that can help make the most out of National Mentor Month.
Looking to become a mentor or looking for a mentor for a young person? Well Mentor Connector is the place to get you started. Mentor Connector is a directory of mentoring programs for you to search to find the ideal place to volunteer or to find a mentor. If you are a mentoring program you can also register your program to be included in
Finding the right program is important and signing up to be a mentor takes some time. You will contact the program and follow their application process including a background check. Safety is a top concern for our mentoring programs. Finding a mentor also takes some time, some programs have waiting lists and they want to make sure they make a good match.
Check out the three links below to find a mentor, be a mentor or register your program:Find a mentor >Become a mentor >Register your program >