Youth Development

National Mentoring Partnership, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • http://www.mentoring.org

Mission Statement

The National Mentoring Partnership’s (MENTOR) mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap. We drive the investment of time and money into high impact mentoring programs through advocacy, influence strategy and public awareness. We advance quality mentoring through the development and delivery of standards, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art tools, and a national network of local capacity and movement builders.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Mentoring Partnership Network Support & Development
  3. Product and Program Development
  4. Promotion, Public Education & Policy
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

MENTOR advances quality mentoring across the country working through its Network of Mentoring Partnerships and other national capacity and movement builders.

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. David Shapiro

Keywords

Self-reported

mentor, mentors, mentoring, youth development, capacity-building, education

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EIN

52-1674088

 Number

0919126283

Physical Address

201 South St., Suite 615

Boston, 02111

Also Known As

MENTOR

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Management & Technical Assistance (O02)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

MENTOR offers a full range of mentoring resources, all of which are available on our award-winning Web site at www.mentoring.org. Web-based services include: --Online interactive training --Downloadable training materials --Hyperlinks to other sites --Current news about mentoring --Expert advice --Real stories about real mentors and the youth they care about Other services and products include: Publications - That help communities start, maintain and improve their mentoring efforts. Response Line - Get answers about all aspects of mentoring. Technical Assistance - Mentoring experts are available to consult and train on all aspects of workplace-, faith-, school- and community-based programs mentoring. Standards "Elements of Effective Practice" outlines all the issues organizations and programs must address to ensure their mentoring efforts are of the highest quality. Contacts -Our network of State and Local Mentoring Partnerships strengthens mentoring initiatives by focusing on: mentor recruitment and referral, training and technical assistance, public awareness, resource development, and data collection. Advocacy -Our Public Policy Council keeps constituents apprised of what Congress is doing to support mentoring and what we are doing to enhance that support. Mentor Training Initiatives - We work with communities to help establish high-quality mentor training programs.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

Mentoring Partnership Network Support & Development

MENTOR has built and fostered a network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships across the country to deliver training and consulting to youth mentoring programs of all types and sizes. Mentoring Partnerships serve as strategic local field-building partners, advance volunteer recruitment, build public awareness, and provide a unified voice for advocacy and policy, ultimately in an effort to optimize outcomes for youth and expand mentoring services to young people. MENTOR supports its network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships through knowledge sharing, network efficiencies, and local-national opportunities. Mentoring Partnerships are the key informant and distribution chain for MENTOR.

Category

Capacity Building

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Other Named Groups

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Program 3

Product and Program Development

One of MENTOR's core priorities is to drive excellence and rigor so that the quality & quantity of mentoring and mentoring experiences are enhanced across thousands of programs in America. MENTOR does this by establishing nationally recognized standards for safe and effective mentoring programs called The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, developing tools to disseminate these evidenced-based practices and share innovation across the mentoring field, operating the only national database for volunteer mentoring opportunities, and informing and implementing new research to increase and enhance the impact of quality mentoring programs across the country.

Category

Capacity Building

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Other Named Groups

Budget

Program 4

Promotion, Public Education & Policy

MENTOR educates the general public, policymakers, and the private sector about the effectiveness of mentoring as a proven strategy for helping young people become successful adults and seeks increased systemic integration of mentoring. Annual activities include leading the annual public awareness campaign National Mentoring Month in January, managing the Corporate Mentoring Challenge, and convening the National Mentoring Summit, the only national conference for the mentoring field including practitioners, researchers, and leaders from the private and public sectors, as well as advocating for expanding quality mentoring programs with Congress and the Administration.

Category

Communications & Public Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    MENTOR believes that every young person should have the supportive relationship he or she needs to grow and develop into a thriving, productive and engaged adult. In order to do this we are fueling the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America's young people in an effort to close the mentoring gap. We will be successful when there are increased networks of support for youth leading to strengthened communities.

    We are working toward this impact by pursuing the following three long-term outcomes:

    1. Increased effectiveness and sustainability of a Network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships
    2. Increased quality and capacity of youth serving organizations
    3. Increased investment and engagement in mentoring in America.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

MENTOR advances quality mentoring across the country working through its Network of Mentoring Partnerships and other national capacity and movement builders.

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Financials

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THE NATIONAL MENTORING PARTNERSHIP INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National Mentoring Partnership, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. David Shapiro

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Willem Kooyker

Blenheim Capital Management

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?