In 2006, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) launched Mass Mentoring Counts, a biennial survey of the youth mentoring field, to reveal the landscape, trends, and needs of youth mentoring while measuring progress and promoting greater strategic investment of human and financial capital. The most recent iteration of the survey, Mass Mentoring Counts 2012 provides a current snapshot of the state of mentoring in Massachusetts and offers a comparative analysis of changes in the field over the last six years.
Mass Mentoring Counts is a powerful tool enabling MMP to effectively fulfill the following strategic objectives:
MMP includes in the reported data all programs that self-identify as structured youth mentoring programs. This provides a sample that is the most representative of the broad range of programmatic approaches that value the impact a mentoring relationship can have on the development of a young person. However, it is important to note that some of the programs included in this data may employ program practices that vary with the research-driven best practices.
Research on youth mentoring is abundant and points to the impact that it has on strengthening academic performance and self-esteem, preventing risky behaviors and other benchmarks.
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