Liberty Mutual-funded study of youth mentoring programs in Massachusetts released
In 2003, Liberty Mutual launched the Liberty Mutual Mentoring Initiative (LMMI), a $1 million commitment to mentoring that provides grants and technical assistance to mentoring programs throughout Massachusetts, as well as funds relevant to research.
In 2004, Liberty Mutual, in collaboration with the Mass Mentoring Partnership, engaged the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to conduct a study of youth mentoring programs in Massachusetts.
This report, "Liberty Mutual Mentoring Initiative: Mentoring. Modeling. More," highlights key findings of the multi-phased research study conducted by the Donahue Institute. The first phase of the study assessed the current state of mentoring programs in Massachusetts. Findings are based on web survey responses from staff at 104 mentoring programs run by 86 organizations throughout the state.
The second phase of the study provided a snapshot of youth and adult participants, explored the impact of youth mentoring programs on its participants, and analyzed those programmatic, individual, and mentor-mentee relationship characteristics that contribute to achieving successful outcomes. Findings were based on survey responses from 618 youth participating in 36 different programs and 305 adults participating in 22 different programs.
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July 31, 2006