Delivering Mentorship Program Support
& Strategies to Diverse Youth Populations

Results are in! 2015 California
Mentoring Survey Report >

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National Mentor Month - January 2017!

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CMP SERVICES

  • Technical Support and training to the mentor field for continuous quality improvement.
  • Provide support to regional mentoring coalitions.
  • Provide a website featuring a database of mentoring programs, as well as educational resources, and calendar of events.
  • Partner with the research community to initiate and conduct rigorous California-based research on youth mentoring.
  • Host state gatherings to advance California’s youth mentoring efforts.
  • Initiate marketing to increase mentoring awareness and financial support.

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

NO-COST TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

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
www.nationalmentoringresourcecenter.org/index.php/training-ta/technical-assistance.html

Click here for some handy tips when submitting your request: [link to attached pdf]

We're Here!

As our program evolves we will be publishing a wide array of resources here on our website. Contact us at team@camentoringpartnership.org with any questions you might have.

MENTORING IMPROVES LIVES

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:

Mentee & Mentor at Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance.

Can improve a youth’s attitude towards parents, teachers and peers.
Focuses on the importance of education.
Helps mentees to navigate daily challenges.
Provides a positive structure for free time.
Highlights options for career paths.
Contact us at team@camentoringpartnership.org with any
questions you might have.

OUR STRATEGY FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Work will be conducted through a combination of:

  • Administrative and technical assistance staff from California Center for Youth Development and Health Promotion, Center for Applied Research Solutions, Mentor Management Systems, and Friends for Youth.
  • Regional support of local coalitions.
  • Partnership with California-based mentoring researchers.
  • Statewide gatherings.

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.

Implementation of a survey that will help CMP to obtain information about active mentoring programs, including types of services, model of mentoring, population served, and current needs.
Outreach to existing mentoring coalitions.

ABOUT CMP

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.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Create and manage database of California programs.
  • Develop online platform to provide programs with educational resources   and event notifications, as well as for potential volunteers to find   appropriate programs.
  • Furnish no - or low-cost technical support and training to the mentor field, based on research-based best practices.
  • Partner with the research community to initiate and conduct rigorous California-based research on youth mentoring.
  • Host periodic state gatherings to provide education to mentoring organizations, and to inspire and re-energize program staff.
  • Initiate marketing to increase the awareness of mentoring activities, and to   put out the call for volunteer mentors and financial support.
Contact us at team@camentoringpartnership.org with any
questions you might have.

CMP SURVEY

The Results are In! 2015 Mentor Program Survey

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.

California Mentor Programs Successfully Surveyed: 2016

#Camentorscount

We are pleased to announce that 100 CA programs participated in the
2016 National Mentor Program Survey, conducted by MENTOR: The National
Mentoring Partnership!

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.

National Mentor Month is January!

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.
www.mentoring.org/our-work/campaigns/national-mentoring-month

MENTOR CONNECTOR

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
the database.

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 >