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Leveraging the Power of Caring Adults by David Shapiro - Community Convention 2016


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America's Promise Alliance Community Convention 2016

Leveraging the Power of Caring Adults

Everybody can be somebody to a young person, but still too many young people are facing too many hurdles to graduation with too little help. Individuals, educators and communities all have a role to play. The presence of stable, trusting relationships is key to ensuring young people are successful in school and life. Explore how communities are employing local solutions to connect more children to positive relationships with caring adults.

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Leveraging the Power of Caring Adults by David Shapiro - Community Convention 2016

  1. 1. @MENTORNational MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership 2016 America’s Promise Alliance Community Convention
  2. 2. @MENTORNational State of the Movement: 10-Fold Progress 0 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 2,000,000 2,500,000 3,000,000 3,500,000 4,000,000 4,500,000 5,000,000 1993 2014 Youth Ages 8-18 in Mentoring Relationships Youth Ages 8-18
  3. 3. @MENTORNational State of the Movement: The Mentoring Gap 3
  4. 4. @MENTORNational 4
  5. 5. @MENTORNational State of the Movement: Relationship Poverty
  6. 6. @MENTORNational State of the Movement: Momentum Mentoring Connector: 55,000 searches since January; 4,000 successful connections Previously only 4,000 searches per month
  8. 8. @MENTORNational What Trends are we Seeing?  Integrating mentoring to move outcomes / Systems Work  Mentoring as scalpel versus blunt instrument  Increased momentum on mentor recruitment and awareness; funding not keeping pace  Youth as mentor magnets  Relationships beyond structured mentoring  Technology is a mixed bag  Mentoring can be everywhere and nowhere
  9. 9. @MENTORNational Paths Forward INTEGRATION: Utilize mentoring to address national challenges MEET NEED: Match those most in need of guidance with a quality mentor. PUBLIC POLICY: Incorporate mentoring into public policy, increase funding. QUALITY: Elements of Effective Practice™, NQMS PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT: Leverage corporations’ unique position RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: Strengthen communities and connections INNOVATION: Technology; youth-initiated mentoring; MENTORCORE 9 MENTORCORE