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Afterschool and summer learning programs offer youth the opportunity to build quality relationships with adults and peers. Youth are able to develop trusting relationships with caring and supportive mentors and learn from their examples, while engaging in positive peer interaction that allows them to learn how to reach consensus and work collaboratively. Afterschool and summer learning programs help social-emotional development through these relationships and allow youth to participate more fully in the school day and fulfill their academic potential.

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR)


     • LGBTQ

     • STEM

     • E-Mentoring

     • Workplace

Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR)

Additional Resources & Publications The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR)

Building Positive Relationships With Young Children Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

SEL Toolkit: Relationship Skills Act for Youth

Communicating with Children: Principles and Practices to Nurture, Inspire, Excite, Educate and HealUNICEF