COVID and Mentoring Survey

Calling all youth mentoring providers in California!

We invite YOU to participate in a groundbreaking study of mentoring in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Take the Survey!

Why this study?

COVID-19 has changed the face of mentoring for young people. In order to continue to provide needed services, mentoring programs have had to adapt to serve youth, families, and communities over the last year.  These changes in mentoring also reflect profound changes to our communities at-large. The pandemic has laid bare gaping holes in our social safety net and healthcare systems as well as deep inequities throughout our society, and mentor programs have swung into action to address these intensified needs.  

But how have these adjustments impacted standard mentoring best practices?  And how might we tell the story of the value of mentoring in this time of crisis in our communities?

A Critical Opportunity for the California Mentoring Community

At this time, very few researchers nationwide are attempting to understand how mentoring practices are evolving in the current environment, and the value of mentoring in addressing the crises brought on by COVID. To address this gap, the California Mentoring Partnership has engaged the mentoring field during CMP monthly Roundtables to gain a preliminary understanding of mentoring during COVID in California.  From these discussions, renowned research experts Roger Jarjoura, Todd Franke, and Dustianne North have developed a survey we hope ALL programs in California will complete. This is a critical opportunity for California programs to lead the field into the future of mentoring! For that to happen, a strong response rate for this survey is critical. We hope you will take the time to devote approximately 30 minutes to complete the survey, as well as pass the link along to your colleagues and other mentoring professionals you know.  

Take the Survey!

A Few Things to Know About Taking the Survey

The survey may take up to 30 minutes to complete.  Your responses save automatically as you go, and the survey will not time out. Virtually NO questions ask you to look up information in your program records; you should be able to answer all questions from memory. Partially completed surveys are also helpful; please complete as much as you can.

Your data will be kept 100% confidential by the research team and the California Mentoring Partnership. No information about you or your program will be shared with anyone outside of the research team. Results  will be reported in aggregate only.

If you believe your program’s experiences are some what unique from other mentoring efforts, it is particularly important to have your perspective.

If you make it to the end of the survey, you will have the chance to enter a raffle for a $100 gift card!!

We appreciate your time and expertise in building this important knowledge of our field!

Take the Survey!

If you have any problems with the survey or need assistance, please email