Growing the Evidence Based for Mentoring: Research & Impact of PPV

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Presented October 18, 2012 - Part of 2012 Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

Education Northwest/National Mentoring Center, Friends For Youth, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, Kansas Mentors, Mentoring Partnerships of Minnesota and of Southwest Pennsylvania, Mentor Michigan, Mobius Mentors, Oregon Mentors and other partners are working together in 2012 to deliver this free monthly webinar series for mentoring professionals.

For updates about upcoming webinars, subscribe to the Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring forum: http://chronicle.umbmentoring.org/category/forum/ and at MENTOR/The National Mentoring Partnership.

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Growing the Evidence Based for Mentoring: Research & Impact of PPV

  1. 1. 2012 Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series Growing the Evidence Base for Mentoring The Research, Lessons Learned, and Long-Lasting Impact of Public/Private Ventures Oct. 18, 2012
  2. 2. 2012 Collaborative Mentoring Webinar SeriesSarah Kremer, Michael Garringer, April Riordan, MP of Celeste Janssen, Meghan Ferns, Dana Gold, MP ofFriends for Youth Education Northwest Minnesota Oregon Mentors Oregon Mentors SWPA Webinars are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday. • 10-11:15am Pacific • 11am-12:15pm Mountain • 12-1:15 pm Central • 1-2:15pm Eastern Marissa Strayer Benton, December Warren, Mobius Mentors Indiana MP 1
  3. 3. Good to Know…After the webinar, all attendees receive: Please help us  Instructions for how to access PDF of presentation slides and webinar out by recording answering survey  Link to the Chronicle of Evidence- questions at the Based Mentoring where we: end of the • Post resources • Keep the conversation going webinar. 2
  4. 4. Participate in Today’s Webinar• All attendees muted for best sound• Type questions and comments in the question box• Respond to polls• Who is with us today? 3
  5. 5. Today’s Webinar1. Looking back at Public/Private Ventures’ legacy of mentoring research2. Talk about the art of evaluating youth mentoring programs3. Looking forward to new research needs and unanswered questionsQ & A throughout the presentation (use the Q & A panel) 4
  6. 6. Our Panelists Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. is director and organizer of the nationally acclaimed Amachi Program, a national faith-based mentoring model for children of incarcerated parents. Dr. Jean Grossman served as senior vice president of research at P/PV, and is currently a Lecturer at Princeton University and a Senior Fellow at MDRC. Dr. Carla Herrera served as a senior research fellow at P/PV and is perhaps best known for her groundbreaking work on school-based mentoring. 5
  7. 7. Looking Back at P/PV’s Work 6
  8. 8. 1995 BBBS Impact Study • First concrete evidence of the impact of youth mentoring • Spurred major growth in the field 7
  9. 9. Examining School-Based Mentoring • Differentiated school-based from community-based • Highlighted several strengths and challenges for SBM • Carla: “I think school-based mentoring is a bit of a different animal.” 8
  10. 10. High School Students as Mentors• Explored the differences between HS and adult mentors• Highlighted several additional supports and considerations for peer mentors 9
  11. 11. Amachi: A new solution to an old problem • Amazing example of P/PV’s development of model programs • Spurred the trend toward targeting mentoring at specific high-risk groups of youth 10
  12. 12. Group Mentoring • Investigated a new approach to mentoring • Provides context for understanding these programs in relation to on- on-one programs • Examined three programs to paint a broad picture of practice 11
  13. 13. Good Advice for Funders• Tips on what to look for in a mentoring program• Aligning funder mission and values with the right program model• Potential impacts and challenges• Red flags for identifying risky investments 12
  14. 14. The Art of EvaluatingMentoring Programs • Tips from P/PV’s experience • Choosing measures and overall design • Reviews common mistakes that programs make 13
  15. 15. Jean Grossman 14
  16. 16. Carla Herrera 15
  17. 17. Wilson Goode 16
  18. 18. Future WebinarsUpcoming Topics:• November 15 – Disconnected/ Opportunity Youth• December 20 – National Mentoring MonthRegistration at:http://www.mpmn.org/Training/MPMTRAINING/WebinarSeries.aspx 17
  19. 19. Good to Know…After the webinar:  Everyone will get an email with Please help us information on how to download the out by slides/recording answering survey  Continue the conversation at the questions at the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring: end of the http://chronicle.umbmentoring.org/ webinar. 18
  20. 20. 2012 Collaborative Mentoring Webinar SeriesSarah Kremer, Michael Garringer, April Riordan, MP of Celeste Janssen, Meghan Ferns, Dana Gold, MP ofFriends for Youth Education Northwest Minnesota Oregon Mentors Oregon Mentors SWPA Thank you for participating today! Marissa Strayer Benton, December Warren, Mobius Mentors Indiana MP 19

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