By Gabe Kuperminc (reprinted from YOUTHMENTORING Digest – 18 Dec 2018 to 19 Dec 2018 – Special issue (#2018-131) A review of group mentoring on the National Mentoring Resource Center Website: https://nationalmentoringresourcecenter.org/index.php/what-works-in-mentoring/model-and-population-reviews.html?id=121 Final report from my recently completed OJJDP grant (with Winnie Chan): https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/grants/252131.pdf Website for Project Arrive (which we evaluated for the OJJDP grant […]
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 BY: MELANIE ERVIN, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION, ADOPT A CLASS 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 that has sustained our program year over year. But first, What is Adopt A Class? Adopt A Class (AAC) is group […]
Spencer, R., Gowdy, G., Drew, A. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018). “Who Knows Me the Best and Can Encourage Me the Most?”: Matching and Early Relationship Development in Youth-Initiated Mentoring Relationships with System-Involved Youth. Journal of Adolescent Research. doi:10.1177/0743558418755686 Summarized by Rachel Thompson Notes of Interest: This exploratory qualitative study showed that the YIM approach […]
Youth Initiated Mentoring, part 2: Promise and challenges in implementing YIM at the programmatic level By Justin Preston Welcome to the second of the Chronicle’s two-part series on Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM). In part one, we spoke with Professor Sarah Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Suffolk University, about the Connected Scholars program. The Connected […]
Six Questions with Sarah Schwartz: Youth-Initiated Mentoring and the Connected Scholars Program By Justin Preston Mentoring programs across the country are often faced with two interconnected, stubborn issues: The shortage of available mentors for young people hoping to be matched with an adult and the high rates of mentor drop out. The former issue […]
By Jean Rhodes In a recent JAMA psychiatry paper, Boston University researchers described a very effective strategy for helping depressed, overwhelmed low-income young women engage in active problem solving. In just six 45 minute one-on-one sessions, the women learned how to discuss the daily “sticky points” in their lives and then, as the lead author […]
by Jean Rhodes A growing number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of youth-initiated mentoring (YIM). Rather than being assigned a mentor, young people are provided with the skills and scaffolding to recruit caring adults from within their own networks. Last week, we highlighted a study in which Dutch researchers successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of this […]
Dam, L., Neels, S., de Winter, M., Branje, S., Wijsbroek, S., Hutschemaekers, G., Dekker, A., Sekreve, A., Zwaanswijk, M., Wissink, I. & Stams, G.J. (2018). Youth initiated mentors: Do they offer an alternative for out-of-home placement in youth care? British Journal of Social Work, 0, 1-17. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx092 Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction In […]
by Jean Rhodes I recently worked with a talented team at the MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network to develop an infographic on youth mentoring (below). In essence, I argue that the number of Americans willing to serve as volunteer mentors has remained remarkably stable over the past decade — between 2 million and 2.5 million, or […]
Is your mentoring program implementing Youth-Initiated Mentoring (YIM) (where youth nominate an adult from their existing social networks to serve as their mentors)? If so, then would you be interested in participating in a new research project to help better understand what makes YIM programs effective? The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is partnering with iRT, a […]
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.