National Mentoring Program Survey 2016
A reminder that the IMP Quarterly report released on July 1 will be the National Mentoring Program Survey. (See below for FAQs about the survey). It is imperative that all IMP certified programs complete the report. Look for the survey in the JULY newsletter.
The information gathered in this survey will play a vital role in supporting and expanding the mentoring movement, chiefly by helping:
- Improve our 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 your program directly by providing information that will help MENTOR and the IMP 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.