Issue Briefs

These issue briefs provide an overview of the research that demonstrates the role quality mentoring can play in fostering academic achievement, supporting workforce development, and reducing youth violence.

 Mentoring: An Investment in Fostering Academic Achievement

 Mentoring: A Critical Support Strategy for Youth Career Engagement and Workforce Development

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Virtually every aspect of human development is fundamentally shaped by interpersonal relationships. So it stands to reason that when close and caring relationships are placed at the center of a youth intervention, as is the case in mentoring programs, the conditions for healthy development are ripe.

Dr. Jean Rhodes, Director, MENTOR/University of Massachusetts Boston Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring