MentorHub is the natural extension of decades of research on youth mentoring. Learn more about the science behind this groundbreaking new approach.
Welcome to the International Network of Mentoring Researchers
The International Network of Mentoring Researchers (IMRN) was developed to promote collaboration among mentoring experts in ways that deepen our understanding and improve our ability to advance the lives of youth and people at risk for social exclusion.
As a member of the IMRN, you can discover like-minded researchers across the globe and establish collaborations, share ideas and resources, and broaden perspectives.
The US CEBM’s signature publication, the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring produces analyses of youth mentoring research trends, accessible digests of peer-reviewed research, as well as forums for meaningful dialogue across youth development constituents. Since its launch in 2012, the Chronicle has attracted more than 2.25 million views from its visitors and more than 10,000 subscribers worldwide. The Chronicle attracts readers from nearly every country in the world. In the week of October 6-12, 2019, for example, only about half (52%) were American, with the balance of visitors from the UK, Canada, India, Australia, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
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 were written by Drs. Janis Kupersmidt and Rebecca Stelter of Mentoring Central, Dr. Jean Rhodes and Stella Kanchewa of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) at UMASS-Boston, and Michael Garringer of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership.
Youth mentoring programs can use the Center to strengthen their services by:
- Applying for no-cost training and technical assistance, including customized coaching to enhance your program and troubleshoot challenges using evidence-based practices
- Accessing high-quality program implementation resources, including tools, program curricula, and training materials
- Nominate your program or tools to be highlighted on the NMRC
- Learning about what works in mentoring through evidence reviews on the effectiveness of program models and specific programs, practices, and services for specific populations of mentees