Mentoring Central Recognized on the 2024 National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll

Posted by eporter on April 23, 2024

Mentoring Central Recognized on the 2024 National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll

Mentoring Central, a division of innovation Research & Training (iRT), is pleased to announce that it has joined MENTOR’s 2024 National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll.

The National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll is designed to honor and recognize the efforts of corporations who support the youth mentoring movement in a variety of ways. First Lady Michelle Obama launched the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll in 2011 to encourage corporations to get involved in the youth mentoring field in an effort to connect youth to resources that can improve their future economic and professional opportunities.

iRT is recognized on the 2024 Honor Roll for its work in the youth mentoring field developing high-quality, research-based resources and services that support the work of mentoring program staff and stakeholders and promote positive youth outcomes. Mentoring Central’s multidisciplinary team of scientists, mentoring practitioners, designers, and developers combine science, real-world perspectives, technology, and field-tested studies to create first-of-their-kind products that are effective, engaging, and usable. Grounded in innovative basic and applied research, Mentoring Central’s online and in-person training courses for mentors, mentees, and mentees’ parents are designed to help matches foster long-lasting, impactful mentoring relationships that promote youth wellbeing and help mentees achieve positive outcomes. Training topics cover the preparation for the mentoring relationship, ethics and safety issues in mentoring, strategically using mentoring to support educational outcomes in mentees, how substance use can impact the mentoring relationship, teaching high school and college students relationship- and network- building skills, and more.

Mentoring Central also offers mentoring program evaluation services and writes publications, technical reports, presentations, and professional development workshops, to help elevate the quality of mentoring programs across the country. Mentoring Central’s subject matter experts have co-written several editions of and supplements to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ (EEPM) to help mentoring programs enhance their program quality and build strong mentoring relationships. In addition, Mentoring Central releases a monthly newsletter to share resources to support mentoring programs and the latest news in the field of mentoring to elevate youth mentoring externally.

Mentoring Central is honored to be recognized on the 2024 National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll and is excited to continue partnering with mentoring programs across the nation to take them to their highest level.

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