Blogs tagged with Evidence base

  • Meghan Duffy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
    Posted: June 24, 2013

    Contrary to popular belief (or at least mine), at least half of youth involved in mentoring programs are being served by grassroots programs, and not the big names that come to mind when you hear the word “mentoring.” Because they are decentralized and dispersed, tracking the quality and caliber of these programs can be a challenge. And yet, when mentoring is done effectively it can have enormous impact on a child’s life. So, how do we honor the wisdom of communities to provide services that are contextually appropriate, while also ensuring that they are undergirded by the evidence about what constitutes effective mentoring?