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In It For The Long Haul: Creating + Sustaining Long-Term Relationships For Foster Youth
In It For The Long Haul: Creating + Sustaining Long-Term Relationships For Foster Youth Over the last few weeks MANY has looked at the ways mentoring can positively impact the lives of youth who have been involved in the foster care system. From content to training to supervision and support, the unifying theme that underlies everything we have found is the importance of creating…
The Role of Program Staff: Mentoring Youth in the Foster Care System
The Role of Program Staff: Mentoring Youth in the Foster Care System Over the last month I’ve been exploring the ways that mentoring professionals can help build effective programs for youth who have been impacted by the foster care system. From focusing on creating long-term connections and support systems, to helping build relational competencies and developing social capital, mentoring programs can play…
Rural Mentoring Toolkit
Rural Mentoring Toolkit Rural communities have their own unique set of strengths and challenges, especially when working with young people. Close-knit neighborhoods, strong family support systems, and a strong community ethic combine with scarcity of resources, lack of opportunities, and vast geographical service areas to form social systems that require a tailored approach…
Rural Mentoring Toolkit: Drawing on the Strengths of Rural Communities – Module 1
Rural Mentoring Toolkit: Drawing on the Strengths of Rural Communities – Module 1 Small towns and rural communities have many inherent strengths that youth-serving organizations can draw upon. One is that people often have deep, strong roots there, and are invested in the community in a way that many people don’t feel in urban or suburban communities. “One of the greatest assets in…
Rural Mentoring Toolkit: Messaging + Marketing – Module 2
Rural Mentoring Toolkit: Messaging + Marketing – Module 2 Messaging and marketing are key for any mentoring program, but perhaps even more so for rural programs. From recruiting mentors to raising funds to support the agency, messaging and marketing are the activities that keep you in the public eye.
Rural Mentoring Toolkit: Resources – Module 4
Rural Mentoring Toolkit: Resources – Module 4 MANY gathers insight from the field around the needs of rural programs, and works with our membership to identify and develop resources specific to the issues rural communities face. It’s our goal, as always, to advance the evidence base for best practices in mentoring, and we look forward to working…
Upcoming Events
  1. M+ 2018 Fiscal Review Meeting

    June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
  2. M+ 18 July Partner Meeting

    July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
  3. M+ 2017 August Partner Meeting

    August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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