Program Best Practices

Critical Mentoring Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring


Developed by MENTOR, the Critical Mentoring Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice establishes an accessible, working collection of information and ideas that constitute a framework for critical mentoring. It provides organizations across the field of mentoring with resources, scholarship, and practices that respond to the acute and enduring struggles of marginalized youth — and to equip them to do so. Rather than creating a static document, this living, breathing resource increases access, encourages growth and dynamicity, and enables crowdsourcing.


Created as a result of conversations between Dr. Elizabeth Santiago, formerly the chief program officer for MENTOR, and Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan, chief visionary officer of Youth Mentoring Action Network, and author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide, this resource was created in community with comrades who have implemented, researched, or experienced critical mentoring. We hope to collaboratively expand and adjust this resource as the concept and practice of critical mentoring involves new and different people, spaces, and ideas.


Download "Connecting Critical Mentoring and the Elements of Effective Practice."