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Mentor and ChildOur mentoring resources are based on Developmental Assets research, and help enhance mentoring relationships. Use them in your next mentor training event, give them to the mentors in your program as gifts of appreciation, and distribute them to the parents and caregivers in your network.
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Great Group Games : 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages
This best seller offers 175 fun games and activities that will gently disband group-busting cliques, help newcomers feel welcome, and turn your participants into friends who can count on each other.

Price $16.95
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Propellers: Quick Questions to Launch Good Conversations
Propellers: Quick Questions to Launch Good Conversations
Start meaningful conversations with youth in a flash, any time or place, with 160 thought-provoking questions about: school, friendship, family, money, the future, plus icebreakers.

Price $14.95
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Great Group Games on the Go: 50 Favorite Team Builders
Brilliantly packaged as a carry-anywhere card deck, Great Group Games on the Go is a must-have for every youth worker, camp counselor, teacher, or trainer. And with game names like “Zoom,” “Two Truths and a Lie,” and “Blob Tag,” who could resist?

Price $12.95
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Great Group Games for Kids : 150 Meaningful Activities for Any Setting
Great Group Games for Kids : 150 Meaningful Activities for Any Setting
This engaging collection of 150 creative, asset-based activities is especially for elementary-age participants to teach them about concepts like teamwork, integrity, self-esteem, and creativity.

Price $16.95
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Groups, Troops, Clubs, & Classrooms: The Essential Handbook for Working with Youth
This book features dozens of strategies for activating and sustaining young people’s innate strengths and skills so they can become positive forces for self-realization and community betterment.

Price $15.95
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Conversations on the Go: Clever Questions to Keep Teens and Grown-Ups Talking
Encourage great youth-adult conversations with Conversations on the Go. Filled with intriguing questions, guaranteed to stretch the imaginations and bring out each others' personality and true self.

Price $9.95
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Mentoring for Meaningful Results : Asset-Building Tips, Tools, and Activities for Youth and Adults
A complete mentoring start-up kit that provides mentors, mentees, and parents or caregivers everything
they need to establish and maintain a successful mentoring relationship.

Price $29.95
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The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed
Whatever your connection with mentoring, you will find practical counsel and endless inspiration in this first-ever guide to the art and science of mentoring. Authors Manza and Patrick, both noted youth development experts, have developed the definitive compendium of mentoring information and resources—packaged in one easy-to-navigate guide.

Price $16.95
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Parent, Teacher, Mentor, Friend
Parent, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: How Every Adult Can Change Kids' Lives
This inexpensive, conversational book reveals the importance of high-quality relationships in the life of a young person. Every adult has the power to make a difference in young lives.

Price $8.95
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What's Working?: Tools for Evaluating Your Mentoring Program PDF
Assess your mentoring program's goals and progress with this functional resource. Based on tools developed by Search Institute to evaluate the Schools Plus Mentoring Program (a partnership between Pillsbury and Big Brothers Big Sisters), What's Working? includes surveys, focus group questions, and interview protocols that allow you to gather information from mentors, mentees, parents, and teachers/other adults. It is designed to be used "post-only" (either partway through or at the end of a program) to measure the perceived impact on the youth and mentors involved. You'll be able to assess your program's goals beyond simply how many people are involved, how long matches between mentors and mentees last, and so on. What's Working? also points out the powerful connections between mentoring programs and the asset categories.

Best use: By youth and community organizations or any group with any knowledge level of the Developmental Assets who wish to evaluate their mentoring program.

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