Mentoring Resources

Program Support Resources

The National Mentoring Partnership: A national resource for mentoring program resources and information.

Mentor Michigan: The mentoring partnership organization for the state of Michigan. Check here for regional information, resources and updates in the mentoring field.

Match Resources

The Power of Developmental Assets

It’s My Life– A great web resource for youth, families and mentors

Mentoring Refugee Youth

Resources on Gangs


The Impact of Immigration Raids on Children

Recommended Books

Handbook of Youth Mentoring

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Our Last Best Shot:  A fabulous look at the lives of 12 different middle schoolers by reporter and parent Laura Sessions.  One of the most informative books on middle school students out there and very entertaining to read!

Not Much Just Chillin:  A more contemporary version of Our Last Best Shot by education reporter Linda Perlstein.  Less comprehensive than Our Last Best Shot but still very informative and thought provoking.

The Middle School Mind:  A great look at what is happening inside the middle school student’s brain with many actual stories as illustrations.  Worthwhile if you are really wanting to understand the behavior of a middle school student and how that is driven by what is (or is not) happening inside the student’s brain!  Written by Dr. Richard Marshall and Sharon Neuman.

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