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Rising Stars and Underdogs: New study explores the role race and parental education in mentoring

…by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Career mentoring research developed the rising star hypothesis, which proposes that youth who achieve individual success (academic & social success) are more likely to be mentored than others. This study tests the rising star hypothesis by exploring how potential factors (such as race, socioeconomic status, social resources, & academic success) can affect a person’s chances of getting mentored. Demographic, indiv…


Rising Stars in Mentoring: Alejandro Vázquez & Miguel Villodas

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes Dr. Miguel Villodas is an Assistant professor at San Diego State University. His work focused on children and adolescents who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect, and/or are living in an under-resourced environment, as well as among at-risk ethnic minority youth. He conducts research on the development, adaptation, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based psychosocial intervention strategies to promote ph…


NBA stars encourage fans in new PSA

…ng as a critical asset for young people in our communities to succeed. NBA stars Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Joakim Noah and legend Magic Johnson are encouraging fans in this public service announcement with the National Mentoring Month call-to-action to Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters. The ad debuted to national audiences during NBA games on December 25-one of the highest-viewed game days of the year. MENTOR: The National Mentoring…


Schools are struggling to meet rising mental health needs, data show

…tating massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Tex. As a result of the rising needs, 2 in 3 schools increased the types or amount of mental health services available, the survey found. Almost all schools — 96 percent — provided at least some school-based mental health services, most commonly from a school counselor or licensed mental health provider employed by the school system. In addition, just over half of schools offered teachers training…


Rising Star: Meet Dr. Lindsey Weiler

The Weiler Research Lab is directed by Lindsey M. Weiler, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. The lab develop, test, and optimize preventive interventions for youth and families. The goal of this research is to identify effective strategies for fostering healthy development among marginalized and vulnerable populations. Most of our work focuses on leveraging adult-youth mentoring rel…


Rising Star in Mentoring: Matt Hagler

Interviewed by Rachel Thompson & Cyanea Poon Matt Hagler is a 4th-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at UMass Boston. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in psychology and English literature. Before starting graduate school, he spent a year living in Muğla, Turkey on a Fulbright student fellowship and served as a project manager for the Life Paths Appala…


★ Rising Star: A conversation with Professor Noelle Hurd

Noelle M. Hurd, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Over the years, I have been very impressed with Noelle’s scholarship on mentoring. And, this week, we are featuring one of Noelle’s co-authored studies (Hurd, N. M., Sánchez, B., Zimmerman, M. A., & Caldwell, C. H.) on the role of mentors in racial identity development. In this segment, UMass Boston doctoral student, Stella Kanchewa p…


★ Rising Star: Edmond Bowers

Editors Note: We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn more about the work of Dr. Edmond Bowers, Assistant Research Professor at Tufts University’s Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. For the past few years, Ed has been developing and testing tools to increase the capacity of mentors in youth-serving organizations to assist young people in the growth of goal-management behaviors. Ed received both B.S. and M.Ed. degr…


Mentoring in the age of inequality

…ended through much of the 20th Century, during which many families enjoyed rising wages and wealth security and, by the 1930’s, a narrowing of the gap between the rich and poor. But, beginning in the late 1970s, many factors, including a decline in American industrial jobs, a flattening of average wages, a renewed influx of money into politics, and the growth of information technology conspired to create a long, steady decline in the middle class….


The crisis of connection: Roots, consequences, and solutions

…each other. One is a decline in levels of trust and empathy, the second is rising indices of depression and anxiety, and the third is increasing levels of loneliness and social isolation around the world. The fourth part of the story then draws on evidence in the social and health sciences that reveals the dire consequences of losing our connection to ourselves and to others. With declining rates of trust and empathy come, according to the data, i…