Mentoring in the News

How Wyoming is using after-school programs to keep kids out of school-to-prison pipeline

by Linda Barton, youthtoday.org

In 2013, the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WYAA) became interested in understanding the school-to-prison pipeline based on the alarming statistics that we were seeing in Wyoming and across the nation about incarceration and detention. It was confounding … Read the rest

Pam Iorio named one of People’s 25 women changing the world 2018

Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Borthers Big Sisters, was named as one of People’s 25 women changing the world 2018.

“I fell in love with Big Brothers Big Sisters because of their incredible work at the local level … Read the rest

Cops and black kids: Does police mentoring defuse the tension?

By Stell Simonton, youthtoday.org

In early 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America took on a program nationwide that pairs youth with police mentors.

Another mentoring program in Atlanta pairs teens with officers on horseback, the Atlanta Mounted Patrol, and … Read the rest

NMRC announces new podcast series on mentoring research

By Mike Garringer
National Mentoring Resource Center

NMRC is launching its first podcast series, Reflections on Research, which offers interviews with leading researchers and scholars about their youth mentoring research and how practitioners can use that information to improve … 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

Why mentoring matters, and how to get started

By Lizz Schumer, New York Times

My first desk had an inert hand grenade in one corner and a notebook in another.

As a public relations assistant to Kathy Hochul, the Erie County clerk at the time, my job was … 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

Upcoming international conference on mentoring youths facing adversity

Friday, 12 October 2018 (10.30am- 4.30pm), Ireland

‘Mentoring young people facing adversity: exploring the intersection of theory and practice through the perspectives of participants and stakeholders’. An international conference hosted by Foróige in … Read the rest

MENTOR releases new report entitled “The Power of Relationships”

Written by Justin Preston

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has just released its latest report, “The Power of Relationships: How and Why American Adults Step Up to Mentor the Nation’s Youth”. The report is considered to be “the most comprehensive … Read the rest

Poll of over 4,000 college graduates points to importance of developing mentoring relationships

Written by Owen Covington, Elon University Staff

College graduates are significantly more likely to describe their undergraduate experience as rewarding when they have multiple meaningful relationships with faculty and staff during their time in school, a new Elon University Poll … Read the rest