In Focus: Mentoring

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A relationship with a mentor can be a valuable resource for young people as they seek guidance during critical moments in their life.

To support youth who face challenges in their adolescent development, research has shown that mentoring programs can improve self-esteem, academic achievement, and peer relationships.

Through program funding, training and technical assistance services, research projects, and more, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its program offices are working to provide information and resources related to mentoring.

Following are some topical resources:


During National Mentoring Month (January), see the Mentoring Special Feature to access additional information and resources from OJP and other federal agencies on this topic.

View the Special Feature