Michigan Reach Out!

Resources for Mentors & Mentoring Programs

Study Skills Help

Self-Analysis Tools

Subject Tutorials & References

College Planning

Child Development, Teaching and Learning Theory

Stages of Development: Birth to Eight Years
Ages and Stages: Development in Six-through-Eight Year Olds
8 Keys to Youth Development
Bill Huitt’s excellent Overview of Cognitive Development Theory
Developmental Principles and Terms - Physical (Gesell), Affective (Erikson), Moral (Kohlberg, Gilligan), Cognitive (Piaget, Vygotsky) Development theories
Theories of Child Development and Learning - maturationist, environmentalist, and constructivist
Applications of Piagetian theory to teaching
Instructional Design & Learning Theory - behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism applied to instructional design
50 learning theories summarized - the Theory Into Practice (TIP) database contains descriptions of 50 theories relevant to human learning and instruction. Each description includes the following sections: overview, scope/application, example, principles, and references.

Resources for Personal Problems

Contacts for learning disabilities, substance abuse, eating disorders, suicide prevention, domestic violence, grief support, and more.

Links to Mentoring Information Sites

America’s Promise
Council on Foundations
The Foundation Center
Mentor Michigan
Mission Fish
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
National Mentoring Center
The National Mentoring Partnership
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Volunteer Match
Who Mentored You?
Yes, You Can - A guide for establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college

Mentor Program Management

Michigan Mentor Standards for high-quality youth mentoring programs
Michigan Mentor Standards Checklist for program self-assessment
Michigan Reach Out! Training Resources

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