The National Mentoring Partnership recently launched a unique repository that provides after-school program coordinators with the tools and resources they need to be effective mentors. Called the After-School Program Clearinghouse, the site contains information about how to integrate a successful mentoring component into an existing after-school program, and it also serves as a comprehensive collection of after-school program resources, including blueprints for how to build a better program, fund-raising and staff development tips, research materials and curriculum guides, and tools for performing evaluations. The site also includes a library of news articles and journal entries on the topic of after-school development. Other features include “Community Mentoring for Adolescent Development,” a manual preparing mentors to work with adolescents; web sites of interest to after-school program directors; and customizable sample tools and templates developed by state and local mentoring partnerships. The After-School Program Clearinghouse was funded by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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