The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Donahue Institute

Institute News

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.


Liberty Mutual Mentoring Initiative: Mentoring. Modeling. More.

For more information please contact:

Jill Capitani
(617) 835-1612

Go Back

Contracting with Us

The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

Learn More
GSA Logo CommBuys Logo Commonwealth of Massachusetts Logo

UMass Donahue Institute

University of Massachusetts Amherst

100 Venture Way, Suite 9

Hadley, Massachusetts 01035

(413) 545-0001

Contact us by email.

Related Links

Receive our Newsletter

Connect with Us