Entries by Jean Rhodes

A Much Needed Safety Net

Programs that serve our nation’s children strike deep emotional chords and often attract powerful constituents. Since many administrators and policy makers are working under the tacit assumption that youth development programs are universally beneficial to youth (an assumption that has been countered in the research literature), they often put their donations into launching new initiatives […]

Cool Girls, Inc.: Promoting the positive development of urban preadolescent and early adolescent girls.

Kuperminc, G.P., Thomason, J., DiMeo, M. & Broomfield-Massey, K. (2011). Cool Girls, Inc.: Promoting the positive development of urban preadolescent and early adolescent girls. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 32, 171-183. DOI 10.1007/s10935-011-0243-y Cool Girls, Inc. is a multi-component program that focuses on enhancing girls’ positive youth development through promotion of healthy behaviors and attitudes. […]

Research Corner 1.0

Research Corner 1.0 is an archive of Jean Rhodes’ posts from the National Mentoring Partnership’s Research Corner series. Beginning in the early 1990’s, the articles were posted on mentoring.org with the goal of summarizing peer-reviewed articles as they pertained to a range of topics. Ethical Principles for Youth Mentoring Relationships (PDF), Research Corner.  Author: Jean Rhodes, […]