Measuring success

Measuring the success of your mentoring program allows you to check how you have gone against the objectives that you set at the start. 

You are required to specify at least two process measures and two impact/outcome measures for each intervention in your Community Action Plan. Some example measures of success and tools to measure success for mentoring programs are provided. You may find these a useful starting point for measuring the success of your mentoring program. The measures of success that you use should align with the objectives you set at the start and are trying to achieve. 

For groups that are linking in to existing mentoring programs, find out if these programs have measures of success already established that you can use and/or adapt.

Process measures • Number of young people who are mentored
• Profile of young people who are mentored (age/gender)
• Number of mentors recruited
• Number of mentor/mentee matches made
• Number of sessions
• Length of mentoring relationship (duration or formal relationship)
• Number of partners involved in the mentoring program
Impact/Outcome measures • Effectiveness of mentoring relationship
• Satisfaction
• Community connection and cohesion
• Impact on young person:
o Increase in awareness of alcohol and drug harms
o Change in behaviour, attitude, skills or knowledge
o Levels of self-confidence
o How isolated young people feel
o How motivated they feel
o Increase in school attendance
o Improved academic performance
• Impact on mentor
Tools to measure success • Feedback sheets or questionnaires (pre and post)
• Focus groups
• Interviews
• Surveys
• Document analysis (e.g. meeting minutes, Mentee Progress Records)
• Partnerships analysis
• Local population health data (e.g. community survey data)
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