MentorCorps

The current state of college mental health and what we can do about it

Abelson, S., Lipson, S. K., & Eisenberg, D. (2022). Mental health in college populations: A multidisciplinary review of what works, evidence gaps, and paths forward. In L. W. Perna (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Springer Cham. Summarized by Megyn Jasman Notes of Interest:  Colleges and universities are concerned with the well-being of […]

The power of Black female friendships in predominantly White colleges

Leath, S., Mims, L., Evans, K. A., Parker, T., & Billingsley, J. T. (2022). “I can be unapologetically who I am”: A study of friendship among Black undergraduate women at PWIs. Emerging Adulthood, 10(4), 837–851.  https://doi.org/10.1177/21676968211066156 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence shows that Black students attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs) experience on-campus […]

Microcredentials and mentoring: How universities can boost student employability

By Ann-Louise Davidson, YouthREX The looming recession climate is causing concerns over skyrocketing student debt. On top of a deeply unaffordable housing market, these factors call for universities to be more relevant in terms of preparing students for employability. This is a break with the traditional mission of the universities. Economist George Fallis, professor emeritus […]

How Schools Can Teach Students to Network (Even When Students Don’t Think They Have One)

By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week Many schools have used federal funding to hire or assign staff or volunteers to build one-on-one relationships with students. But as leaders grapple with staff shortages and overwhelmed teachers, it may be more effective and sustainable to help students learn to find and develop support networks on their own. […]

Untapped potential: New paper argues for deploying mentors to address youth mental health crisis

By Jean Rhodes Big Picture The demand for child mental health services vastly exceeds the supply. Fewer than half of young people who need services actually receive treatment, and this gap is expected to widen as rates of mental health problems continue to climb. Mentors can help, particularly if the field more fully embraces what […]

New guidelines: Preparing mentors in apprenticeship programs

By Stephen F Hamilton, Zach Boren, Bhavani Arabandi, & Tamar Jacoby, Urban Institute Registered Apprenticeship for young people is an earn-and-learn program for women and men in their late teens and early twenties. It combines academics with paid work experience across many sectors. An essential part of the apprenticeship experience is to be paired with […]

A conversation with Professor Bernadette Sanchez

Professor Bernadette Sanchez is one of our fields most prolific scholars and among the most consistent voices for cultural-sensitivity in youth mentoring.  I am pleased to have had a recent conversation about Bernadette about her new studies and more.  JR: In your study, which we posted on the Chronicle, you explore the role of mentors in […]

E-mentoring in higher education: A structured literature review and implications for future research

Tinoco-Giraldo, H., Torrecilla Sánchez, E. M., & García-Peñalvo, F. J. (2020). E-mentoring in higher education: A structured literature review and implications for future research. Sustainability, 12(11), 4344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114344 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for helping students stay in school and achieve academic success. Due to the growing prevalence of online […]

New dissertation explores the persistence of first-generation college students during COVID-19

Beckman, C.M. (2022). How first-generation undergraduates persisted during COVID-19: Adaptive capital? [Doctoral Dissertation, Saint Mary’s College of California]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There are different persistence and retention rates between first-generation (FC) college students and continuing-generation college students (CS). Evidence also indicates that people who have a bachelor’s degree […]