Expert advice on how to gently offer help and compassion. By Julie Halpert, The New York Times Although issues like student debt, economic uncertainty, and unrealistic expectations of success have affected many young people before the pandemic, COVID-19 has exacerbated them. In this article, Julie Halpert writes about how parents can support their adult children. […]
Mentoring in the News
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
By the CERES Institute for Children & Youth Boston University recently announced the launch of the CERES Institute for Children & Youth to promote educational and life outcomes for youths. This institute aims to co-create rigorous, youth-centered research with communities to educate other researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on supporting youths (especially for those from disadvantaged […]
by Niobe Way, Rick Weissbourd, and Marc Brackett (reprinted from the Hill) With the impending confirmation of Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General, we, as a nation, have an extraordinary opportunity not only to prevent the spread of the coronavirus but also address the soaring rates of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and suicide across most age groups […]
By Boys and Girls Clubs of America The National CARES Mentoring Movement and Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently announced their collaboration to make resources and support more accessible for youth and adolescents who are disproportionately struggling from the pandemic. For the first phase of their partnership, both organizations are planning to work together […]
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.