In 2006, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) launched Mass Mentoring Counts, a biennial survey of the youth mentoring field, to reveal the landscape, trends, and needs of youth mentoring while measuring progress and promoting greater strategic investment of human and financial capital. Supported by the Bank of America, Mass Mentoring Counts data helps fuel the mentoring movement across the Commonwealth, from providing timely data to raise public awareness and strengthen the case of support from legislators, funders and policy-makers to enabling programs to benchmark their practices in making their case for support to funders.
This year for the first time, MMP teamed up with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership on the Mass Mentoring Counts survey. This partnership with MENTOR allowed us to conduct the survey more efficiently and, more importantly, gives us and our program partners access to national data for benchmarking purposes along with state data.
We also worked with the UMass Donahue Institute to create case studies of four different youth-serving organizations across Massachusetts to go more in-depth on how relationships are being created and sustained across program models to support young people.
- Building Futures Through Relationships: The Stories Behind The Data
- UMass Donahue Case Studies of Youth-Serving Organizations
- MENTOR Survey of Massachusetts Mentoring Programs
- Mass Mentoring Counts Event - Presentation
Previous Mass Mentoring Counts
- State of Youth Mentoring Overview
- Mass Mentoring Counts 2014 Executive Summary
- Mass Mentoring Counts 2014 Complete Report
- Youth Development Survey 2014 Report
2012 and earlier
- Mass Mentoring Counts 2012
- Mass Mentoring Counts 2010
- Mass Mentoring Counts 2008
- Mass Mentoring Counts 2006
Research on youth mentoring is abundant and points to the impact that it has on strengthening academic performance and self-esteem, preventing risky behaviors and other benchmarks.