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Personal Development for Mentors

This page contains links to resources and information you may find helpful during your mentoring journey.  You can also reach out to the Bridges Program Coordinator with questions or for assistance.

Real world advice, and evidence based strategies.

Mentors are in a unique position to help youth who have experience trauma process their emotions.  This resource includes strategies for these discussions.

A how to guide for mentors and youth to explore purpose together.

A collection of recorded webinars on various topics related to mentoring.

Additional resources to explore the benefits to youth and mentors in mentoring relationships.

A list of tips for successful mentoring.


1 / The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed

By Gail Manza and Susan K. Patrick

2 / Stand By Me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today's Youth

By Jean E. Rhodes

3 / Preparing My Mentor For Me: A Personal Resource Guide for Mentors

By Dr. Susan G. Weinberger

On the Web

A program of OJJDP (Office of Juvinal Justice and Deliquiency Prevention)

2 / iRT INC.

Innovation, Research and Training- one of their focuses is mentoring

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