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The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ (MENTOR, 2015; the “Elements”) describes the definitive Standards of practice for the field of youth mentoring. By adhering to the Elements, mentoring programs can enhance their overall program quality and help build strong mentoring relationships. The Elements define research- and safety-based Benchmark practices for youth mentoring programs. In addition, the Elements include many suggestions of Enhancement practices that can contribute to producing both effective positive mentoring relationships and positive youth outcomes. It also includes recommendations on program management, leadership, evaluation, and core principles and values for youth mentoring organizations.
The Elements were written by Drs. Janis Kupersmidt and Rebecca Stelter of innovation Research & Training (iRT), Dr. Jean Rhodes of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) at UMASS-Boston, and Michael Garringer of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership. The authors reviewed over 400 journal articles and research reports in designing and writing the Fourth Edition of the Elements.