Mentoring in the News

MENTOR announces new tool that helps middle and high school student prepare for their future!

MENTOR and American Student Assistance are excited to share ASA Futurescape™, a no-cost tool that helps middle and high school students prepare for their futures anytime, anywhere. ASA Futurescape™ is the mobile-first experience that lets students explore thousands of education and career paths on their own terms. Futurescape is 100% personalized and 100% free. Powered […]

The mental health field is overwhelmingly White. This group for Black Baltimore teens hopes to change that

By Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun Although mental health is an important thing for people to look after, there are still a lot of barriers for marginalized populations in obtaining professional help.  This article showcases the experiences of youth in Healing Youth Alliance (a new mental health advocacy organization that aims to help Black youth better […]

[Webinar] The Eleventh Annual National Mentoring Summit

Date: January 27 – 29, 2021 The 11th annual National Mentoring Summit will feature researchers, practitioners, and other mentoring professionals involved in the nationwide mentoring movement. This virtual event will feature discussions on building a unified mentoring agenda, improving programs/practices, and establishing mentoring relationships that will promote positive youth development.  Register by December 18, 2020, […]

Bill Seeks ‘Pandemic Funding’ For 21st Century After-school Programs

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Tina Smith recently introduced legislation that requests for an extra $1.2 billion for 21st Century after-school programs. According to Erik Peterson, Afterschool Alliance’s vice president of policy, there’s a chance that this new bill will come in a COVID-19 relief package or as an […]

Artis Stevens Named New President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

By Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA)  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) announced that Artis Stevens, Senior Vice President and Chefs Marketing Officer of National 4-H Council, will succeed Pam Iorio’s position as BBBSA’s president and CEO after her decision to retire.  With 25 years of leadership experience in the positive youth […]

How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring. By Jeff Wilser, The New York Times COVID-19 has a significant impact on families. With the winter approaching, many people, like Abby Guido (an assistant professor of graphic and interactive design at Temple University), are concerned […]

Strive for College Joins with College Board and CommonApp to Provide Virtual Mentoring to Millions of Underserved College Hopefuls

New collaboration will integrate UStrive into student offerings to better support underserved high school students, as the pandemic drives unprecedented interest in virtual mentoring News provided by Strive for College, PR Newswire Strive for College, a nonprofit organization that provides free online mentoring services for college-bound students, announced that they are collaborating with the College […]

Moving Into the Long Term

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected? By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed As the school semester comes to a close, remote learning remains the recommended option for students. […]

How to Help Kids Open Up About Anything

“How to Help Kids Open Up About Anything”  Tips for creating safe spaces and developing emotional intelligence in your children By Shanicia Boswell, The New York Times Shanicia Boswell, founder of Black Moms Blog, grew up receiving a lot of lessons from her mother. As a parent now, Boswell provides some tips for parents in […]

Fearing that underrepresented college students are being left behind during COVID pandemic, initiative launched to connect 100,000 students with mentors

Job-searching has become a particularly hard process for many college students due to coronavirus. Because of the current job market, where many existing job and internship offers have been canceled; the presence of college recruiters has been put on hold; and with remote learning in place, many students feel like they have fewer resources and […]