Maryland Out of School Time

The National Mentoring Partnership in Maryland 







From our Official Launch Press Release:


Mentoring programs, practitioners, and communities across Maryland will now have a key resource to help close that gap with the launch of Maryland MENTOR.

An Affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR), Maryland MENTOR joins 25 MENTOR Affiliates across the country with its official launch on January 10 at the Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) annual conference. Maryland MENTOR aims to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships, support existing programs and new initiatives to improve quality, effectiveness, and scale, as well as bring together stakeholders to expand local engagement, supportive policies, and investment in youth mentoring...(continue reading) 





Sadiq Ali has been named Director of Maryland MENTOR





Our Social Media pages are now live!


Follow us on Twitter @marylandMENTOR

Like us on Facebook @MarylandMENTOR

Follow us on Instagram @marylandmentor


The Maryland MENTOR website is currently in the works, visit us at to receive notification when the website goes live!


Sign up here to be added to the list for our soon coming Maryland MENTOR newsletter.



Tell Us Your Mentoring Story


Here's an opportunity to be featured on our soon coming site and on our social media pages. Give us a short blurb about what mentoring means to you, how having a mentor or being a mentor has affected your life, or any other personal accounts of your experience with mentoring. 


We want to give voice to you who are involved in the Maryland mentoring community. Your story could inspire someone to become a mentor.


Submit your story today!




Mentoring Resources 



Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring,  4th Edition: 

Details research-informed and practitioner-approved Standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and consequently, impactful mentoring relationships. The Fourth Edition, released in September 2015, reflects the most up-to-date research, practice, and thinking in the mentoring field.





The publication covers 6 standards to ensure the safety and effectiveness of mentoring relationships:



More information can be found on the MENTOR website including the full publication and companion checklist.



2016 National Mentoring Program Survey


The 2016 National Mentoring Program Survey explored trends in programming, gaps in services, and the challenges youth mentoring programs face, as well as identified opportunities for MENTOR and its affiliates to provide targeted support and growth for the mentoring field into the future. The survey gathered detailed information about:


For the full presentation video on the results and access to the Executive Summary, check out the MENTOR website


Presentation slides on key findings from the survey


The full report can be found here



Maryland Mentoring Resource Center

3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Suite 250

Baltimore, MD 21211


Provides training for mentors both in person and through online webinars.



Mentoring 101


February 16th, 11:30am-12:30pm 


Mentoring 101 is designed to clarify the role and responsibilities of a mentor, address expectations and concerns, enhance communication skills, and increase the awareness of diversity and its impact on the mentor relationship. This training is appropriate for both new mentors as an introduction and current mentors who would like a refresher.


Click here for FREE registration



Roundtable: Providing Effective Mentoring Services for LGBTQ Youth 


February 27th,1:30pm-3:00pm 


Join Karen Francis, Principle Researcher at American Institutes of Research, to explore strategies for providing culturally and linguistically competent services for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning. These strategies include how to create a welcoming environment, protect youth, enhance staff and supports, improve practice and service delivery, and engage communities.

MMRC's roundtables are open to everyone but are geared towards Mentor Program providers and staff.


Click here for FREE registration




For more information contact Mary Bradford at



National Mentoring Resource Center


The goal of the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC), is to contribute to the push for increasing the quality and effectiveness of mentoring programs and mentoring relationships across the county. The NMRC encourages practitioners to incorporate evidence-based practices in their work. Selected by the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), MENTOR has established the NMRC to focus efforts on creating a center dedicated to training and technical assistance for mentoring. 



Starting a Youth Mentoring Program 


An E-learning experience. It was developed to provide new programs with the knowledge and tools to build a solid foundation for a quality mentoring program. Each of the ten sessions included in this program reviews best practices for designing, launching, operating, and sustaining a quality youth mentoring program based on the Elements of Effective Practice 4th Edition. These modules will support you in increasing your knowledge, learning the skills and building the infrastructure necessary to support positive youth outcomes through mentoring.


Click here to access the Starting a Youth Mentoring Program e-learning experience.





Check out the video library of previously held webinars by the National Mentoring Resource Center. Content includes: "Reentry Mentoring: Conversations from the Field on Working with System Involved Youth", "National Mentoring Month: Mentoring In Real Life", "Mentoring Youth from Military Families: Lessons Learned and Strategies", and many other topics.