Links and Downloads
These links and downloads are for both potential
volunteer mentors and for program managers. If you will take some time to explore these
documents and sites, you will raise your awareness about youth mentoring as well as other
volunteer opportunities. Please bookmark this page and come back from time to time, as
this page will frequently change.
United Way of San Diego County - www.uwsd.org
The leader in coordinating volunteer efforts in the San Diego area.
The Children's Initiative
Provides linkages that leverage critical resources on behalf
of children, youth and families.
America's Promise - www.americaspromise.org
A leader in mentoring. Mobilizes people from every sector of American life to build the
character and competence of our nation's youth by fulfilling Five Promises for young
San Diego's Promise - The Alliance for Youth www.sandiegospromise.org This is an innovative
website for finding volunteer opportunities in your area -- just type in your zip code!
Public/Private Ventures - www.ppv.org
This organization is considered the leader in youth mentoring program research.
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs - www.adp.cahwnet.gov
Go to this link to find the link for the Governor's Mentoring Partnership (GMP), and it
discusses California's mentoring efforts.
The Harvard Mentoring Project - www.hsph.harvard.edu
Follow this link and find out about National Mentoring Month.
California Mentor Foundation - www.calmentor.com
Supports mentoring efforts in California, and was a key player in the National Mentoring
Summit this past year at Disneyland.
Tutor Mentor Connection - www.tutormentorconnection.org
Based in Chicago, this is a model site for comprehensive community strategies for tutoring
and mentoring programs.
National Mentoring Center - www.nwrel.org/mentoring
Has free downloads of publications and other forms for youth mentoring programs.
Department of Health and Human Services - www.health.org
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. Free downloads for
parents and caregivers. Materials to help keep our children drug free.
Points of Light Foundation - www.pointsoflight.org
This national organization helps to organize volunteer centers across the U.S.
Mentors Peer Resources - http://www.mentors.ca
This is one of the most comprehensive sites for mentoring links and resources. Many of
them are corporate links, but there are also some valuable youth mentoring connections.
National Mentoring Partnership - http://mentoring.org
This is one of the best overall sites for youth mentoring.
- Evaluation, Management and Training, Inc.
(EMT) - http://emt.org
This organization is funded by the state to provide no cost technical assistance to
individual mentoring programs. They also provide free workshops.
MentorNet -- A Free List Service
ABOUT MENTORNET: MentorNet is a free e-mail discussion sponsored by
members of the Mentoring Coalition of San Diego County. MentorNet is open to those
interested in issues related to youth mentoring as part of San Diego's Promise. This forum
provides an opportunity for subscribers to share information on programming issues,
workshop dates, upcoming recruiting activities, funding availability, and local and
national resources, etc. MentorNet also gives information about the general meetings of
the Mentoring Coalition, which are held monthly. If you aren't sure whether to send a
message, go ahead and post it. If it doesn't fit the criteria the moderator will send it
back to you with an explanation. MentorNet members can easily get off the list by clicking
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