The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring

  • Description of Resource:

    This guidebook offers information that can be used at the individual school or district levels to inform the design and implementation of school-based mentoring program. Information on mentor and student recruitment, participant training, making and monitoring matches, and developing relevant mentoring activities for longer and stronger relationships is included. Sample forms that can help with operationalizing the program are also included.


    Aid in the development of effective school-based mentoring programs. It is specifically focused on program structure and implementation, rather than the mentoring relationship.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Intended for schools or nonprofits who will be delivering program services in schools.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Monitoring and Support

    Key Personnel:

    None required, although the resource may be most applicable to school personnel who are charged with developing a new program.

    Additional Information:


  • Resource Name:

    The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring


    Education Northwest (formerly NWREL), in collaboration with the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence


    Linda Jucovy (edited with revised content by Michael Garringer and Patti MacRae)

    Date of Publication:


    Resource Type:

    Program Management Resources

  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource is available for free download from Education Northwest at:
    files/resources/ABCs of Mentoring.pdf

  • References:


ABCs of School-Based Mentoring

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