Program Operations Technical Assistance

Program Operations and Technical Assistance

Here, at MENTOR Rhode Island we serve a network of 53 mentoring programs that span 37 cities and towns throughout Rhode Island. Combined those programs serve more than 5,200 youth through the efforts of nearly 2,100 mentors. MENTOR Rhode Island is responsible for collaboration, training, and support among mentoring agencies.

MENTOR Rhode Island is happy to offer mentoring programs free technical assistance with the help of the National Mentoring Resource Center.

Using a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, created the National Mentoring Resource Center to ensure that all mentoring programs have access to the technical assistance they need.

Examples of potential technical assistance that might be requested by mentoring programs include:

  • procedures for conducting mentor training
  • revision of mentor training materials
  • guidance on mentor recruitment strategies
  • analysis of mentor screening processes
  • review of match support processes
  • development of match closure policies

All resources and technical assistance are in alignment with the national standards for quality mentoring, The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™.

Rhode Island programs that want to take advantage of this opportunity should contact Program Development Manager, Ross Bouchard, at 401-732-7700 or