National Mentoring Program Survey 2016
During July and early August, the IMP is participating with MENTOR in the National Mentoring Program Survey, designed to gather information about the agencies that run mentoring programs and the details of those programs and the youth they serve. Certified mentoring programs in Iowa will be required to complete the survey as the quarter one report for 2016-17.
The information gathered in this survey will play a vital role in supporting and expanding the mentoring movement in the following ways:
- Improve the ability to raise public awareness about mentoring and increase investment in mentoring by the public and private sectors.
- Better understand the needs and challenges of the field so that we can provide relevant tools, resources, and technical assistance.
- Identify gaps in the services offered in communities, as well as underserved populations, so that we might more effectively close the mentoring gap.
- Support new research projects and rigorous evaluations that can demonstrate the impact of mentoring on both policy goals and the lives of individual children.
Not only will the information be of value at the national and state level, but also beneficial to local programs directly by providing information that will help MENTOR and the Iowa Mentoring Partnership tailor services, support, and training more directly to your needs.
MENTOR will release the preliminary results at the 2017 National Mentoring Summit and publish a national report in 2017.