Data Sources: This study gathered data from semi-structured key informant interviews with representatives from mentoring programs and focus groups with representatives from funders, business leaders, and youth practitioners.
Findings: The study found the following ongoing needs, challenges, and opportunities in Montgomery County mentoring programs:
1.Develop comprehensive mentoring program manuals or guides.
2.Create, implement, and monitor resource development plans.
3.Increase the amount of pre-match and post-match training provided to mentors.
4.Provide consistent pre-match training to mentees and parents or guardians.
5.Increase program capacity to collect, analyze, and use data for program improvement and to monitor the quality of the mentoring relationship.
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