Mentoring in the News

How to Support Adult Children Struggling With Mental Health

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. […]

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.

CERES Institute for Children & Youth

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 […]

The pandemic is fueling a crisis of connection. The next surgeon general should tackle both.

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 […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Of America And National CARES Mentoring Movement Rally Together To Provide Hope For Youth In Crisis

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 […]