Contributors

Five Common Methodological Challenges in Mentoring Research (and How to Address Them)

By Matthew Hagler

To increase the effectiveness and availability of mentoring interventions for our youth, researchers and practitioners must form dynamic, bidirectional collaborations. Even beyond such partnerships, it is important that all stakeholders in mentoring programs be able to understand … Read the rest

The crisis of connection: Roots, consequences, and solutions

Written by Niobe Way, Psychology Today

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are facing a crisis of connection. People are increasingly disconnected from themselves and each other, with a state of alienation, isolation, and fragmentation characterizing much of … Read the rest

Report says Trump policies hurting young people of color, immigrants most

Written by Tammy Joyner, youthtoday.org

America’s justice system is reverting to 1960s-style “law-and-order” policies that are exacting a heavy toll on communities of color, especially young people, according to a report released today by a national anti-poverty group.

Unjustice: Read the rest

Youth with high stress need mentors carefully chosen to match with them

by Elizabeth Raposa, youthtoday.org

In recent decades, youth mentoring programs have grown exponentially in popularity and have received increasing support from both private and public sources of funding. These programs have helped ensure that more youth have access to a … Read the rest

When new teachers get mentoring, student math scores can go up

By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week Teacher

When new teachers get ongoing support from mentors, they’re better able to engage students and use assessment in instruction, and their students score higher on math assessments, according to a new study.

The study, … Read the rest

Sustaining the volunteer base for mentoring programs

By Meanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class
A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center

Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned … Read the rest

Like it or not, immigrant children are our future

By Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco,  The WorldPost

An entirely new cartography of immigration is unfolding in real time. Today, a quarter of children in countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are … Read the rest

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: State of the Research

Written by Matthew Hagler

Since 1970, the incarceration rate in the U.S. has quadrupled, resulting in more than 1 in every 100 U.S. adults being in jail or prison, the highest per capita rate in the world. Strikingly, … Read the rest

Meeting youth where they are: Why social-emotional skills and culturally responsive mentoring is critical for college and career readiness

By Joana Ortiz, mentoring.org

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t … Read the rest

“Trauma-Sensitive” Schools: A new framework for reaching troubled students

slider-6By LAURA PAPPANO (Harvard Education Letter)

The most artfully devised curriculum means little to a student whose mind is fixed on last night’s shooting outside or the scary, violent fight between parents that broke out in the kitchen. Brilliant … Read the rest