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Education Mentoring Resource Center

funded under contract by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

News and Announcements

The MRC is up and running! Welcome to the Web site for the United States Department of Education's Mentoring Resource Center, the newly designated technical assistance provider for the U.S. Department of Education's Mentoring Program grantees. The MRC is here to answer grantee's questions and provide ED-funded mentoring programs with solutions that can help them run safe, effective programs. We have a number of useful services and tools in development, including publications, distance learning opportunities, and many unique training events. We look forward to serving the grantees and getting program staff the information they need to serve youth in their community. So take a look around the site and, as always, call or email us at 1 (877) 579-4788 or [email protected] if you have any questions.


About the U.S. Department of Education
Mentoring Program

The Department of Education's Mentoring Program grants are designed to assist local educational agencies and nonprofit, community-based organizations in initiating, expanding, and improving mentoring programs for children with the greatest need, particularly those living in rural areas, high-crime areas, troubled home environments, or experiencing educational failure. Click here to learn more about the program and the individual grantees

A renowned San Diego Plastic Surgeon has volunteered for the U.S. Department of Education's Mentoring Program, reaching out to young adults interested in medicine that otherwise would not have had the opportunity to study with an industry professional. Students under his instruction have learned about all areas of reconstructive surgery including breast reconstruction, rhinoplasty and tummy tuck procedures. More than that, students have realized the importance of surgeon-patient communication and making sure that patients have researched and understand the procedure they need.

A recent study performed by the U.S. Department of Education revealed that one of the most lacking areas of education for adults and teenagers alike is driver's education. After receiving a citation, drivers usually have the option of completing an in-house or online traffic school to clear their record. The findings of the ED survey state that those who attend a defensive driving course online are more likely to retain the course information over time than those who take a traditional weekend driving class. One Texas online traffic school shed light on this discovery, explaining that when people spend a full day of their weekend in a single room, their ability to concentrate will dramatically drop after the first hour of class. The same Texas defensive driving school said that when people are able to attend classes online at their convenience, it allows them to break up the course in to smaller sessions and learn the material when they are feeling mentally focused.

Work Experience Opportunites Outside of the
Mentoring Program

Students who are strong writers and at least 18 years old should consider working for an online copywriting service. With companies like ECOPYWRITERS, students can gain valuable work experience and have their work published. Not only that, copywriters are paid on a per word basis, decide upon their own work schedule, and can write about topics that they are experts in. Online copywriting services are always searching for talented young writers and editors looking to hone their skills. Becoming a freelance copywriter could be the beginning of a very successful career.


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