Mentoring Central is currently seeking mentees and their parents or guardians to participate in a study to assess the effectiveness of its newly developed web-based training.
Research suggests that mentees and their parents (or guardians) need training about the benefits of mentoring for youth and what they can contribute to making the relationship safe, close, and rewarding for all involved. These interactive, online trainings were developed by a team of internationally known researchers as well as instructional and multimedia designers to create research-informed, engaging experiences.

Participating parents and mentees will:

  • Complete online questionnaires
  • Complete the online training lasting approximately 1.5 (one and one half) hours for parents and 1 (one) hour for mentees
  • Be paid $20 (parents) and $15 (mentees) for their participation

If you are interested in learning more about this research project and offering this opportunity to the mentees and parents (or guardians) in your program, please contact Shiesha McNeil, Research Assistant, at 919-493-7700 or email for more information. You can also visit the Mentoring Central website for parents. For more information on Mentoring Central, visit