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MentorHub gives kids and their mentors digital resources for education and wellness

UMass Boston’s Dr. Jean Rhodes is piloting her MentorHub app in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) in hopes of bringing mentors and mentees closer, as well as encourage usage of educational and wellness apps among youth.  In this article, Rhodes, author of the book “Older and Wiser: New Ideas for […]

How the science of “supportive accountability” could transform mentoring

Black College Student Mental Health Needs Attention Now

By Chandra White-Cummings, Ourselves Black It’s always a time of great celebration when a student graduates from college. At a 2014 college graduation ceremony at North Carolina Central University, the longest laughs and applause came when one of the officiating faculty talked about the intense struggles and doubt of making it through the course work […]

New study highligts benefits of connecting with youth through technology

by Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow While some family members and educators fear the potential dangers that can come with teens navigating the digital world, one researcher has found that the proliferation of personal devices in the hands of teens might not be so bad. On Friday, Candice Odgers, director of the Center for Child and […]