Mentoring in the News

How to Help Kids Process the Trauma of Covid

By Tish Harrison Warren, The New York Times Last year, my sister was asked to write an article on how to make holidays fun for children in the middle of the pandemic. On a walk, we brainstormed about ways to celebrate without group gatherings. We wanted a respite for kids after a dark, hard year. […]

PRESENTING: Mentoring Europe

By Mentoring Europe Why are we changing our name? After 5 years of highlighting the field of mentoring in Europe, building a mentoring community and facilitating the sharing of evidence and practices, we are taking the next step for mentoring in Europe. We are consolidating all of our activities and renaming ourselves as Mentoring Europe. […]

Why Don’t We Teach Ph.D.s to Be Mentors? Adding mentoring skills to doctoral training is a key to graduate-education reform.

By Maria LaMonaca Wisdom From Chronicle of Higher Education SEPTEMBER 21, 202 Since January, I’ve spent hours on Zoom fielding questions from doctoral students and postdocs about mentoring and mentors. They’ve been asking questions like: “Can you sever a relationship with a mentor without burning bridges?” “How important is ‘chemistry’ in a mentor-mentee relationship?” “What’s […]

Show empathy and offer support gently: Tips for supporting students with mental health struggles.

Adolescents are readying for the next step in a seemingly endless set of challenges. Here’s how to help them regulate their emotions. By Lisa Damour, The New York Times Many young people are experiencing mixed feelings as they enter another school year that’s disrupted by the pandemic. In this article, Lisa Bamour shares some suggestions […]

What American kids need this summer

To help students recover from a pandemic school year, experts are prescribing fun. By Anna North, Vox  The 2020-2021 school year was difficult for many children. As students around the country struggled to keep up with their schooling during a pandemic, many people became increasingly concerned about children falling behind.     In this article, experts talk […]

Summer Programs for Kids Will Use Multiple Strategies to Cut COVID-19 Risk

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today Although more and more people are getting vaccinated, program organizers are still concerned about what safety precautions they should take. In this article, Stell Simpson shares some of the strategies summer programs across the country are planning to use to reduce the risk of COVID-19. To access the resource, please […]

How to Help Your Adolescent Think About the Last Year

Hint: It’s not a “lost year.” Also, the screen time with friends? It’s good for their mental health. By Judith Warner, The New York Times 2020 was a hard year to get through. With remote learning, unemployment, losses of loved ones, and many other stressors, families have been struggling to juggle all of their responsibilities […]

What Students Are Saying About Mentors, Uncomfortable School Assignments, and Snitching

  Teenage comments in response to our recent writing prompts, and an invitation to join the ongoing conversation.   By The Learning Network, The New York Times In this roundup of writing prompt responses, students wrote about how their mentors played a role in their lives, how they’ve handled uncomfortable school assignments, and discussed when […]

American Rescue Plan Gives Out-of-school Time Programs Big Role in Pandemic Recovery

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today With the latest COVID-19 relief package (the American Rescue Plan) underway, youths, and potentially educators & developmental professionals in after-school or summer program settings, will be provided with some financial relief.  This article encourages state education departments, local school districts, and school partnerships to be strategic about how they can […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Navient partner to bring career and college planning resources to support equity for youth in under-resourced communities

By the Navient Corporation,  The Boys & Girls Clubs of American recently announced its partnership with Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI), an education loan management and business processing solutions organization, to launch a community-based educational program that will help marginalized youth plan their academic & career journeys.  To access the resource, please click here.