Mentoring in the News

As Teen Loneliness Rates Soar, Schools May Be Making It Worse, Scientists Say

By Adam Piore, NewsWeek The trouble with America’s teenagers began well before the pandemic. In 2019, more than 1 in 3 reported feeling so sad or hopeless at some point over the past year that they had skipped regular activities, a 44 percent rise since 2009, and 1 in 6 had contemplated suicide. Public health […]

Teens confide in certain adults more than parents about mental health

By Gianna Melillo, Changing America, The Hill New data suggests teens reach out to educators more than their parents about mental health concerns, while experts stress both adults can play complementary roles in supporting young people’s mental health. Most educators, 78 percent, have been approached by a child about a mental or emotional concern, according to […]

Study Shows a Key to Reducing Poverty: More Friendships Between Rich & Poor

By Claire Cain Miller, Josh Katz, Francesca Paris, and Aatish Bhatia, The New York Times Over the last four decades, the financial circumstances into which children have been born have increasingly determined where they have ended up as adults. But an expansive new study, based on billions of social media connections, has uncovered a powerful […]

David Shapiro to lead YMCA of Greater Boston after 18 years at MENTOR

By Nickolas Bagley, Youth Today David Shapiro is leaving MENTOR after more than 10 years as CEO and 18 years total. He departs the Boston-based national nonprofit resource and advocacy organization but stays in the same city to join the YMCA of Greater Boston (YGB) as its president and CEO. The past decade has seen […]

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Meet Gen C, the Covid generation

By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN CNN’s Alisha Ebrahimji and Janelle Davis contributed to this report. Updated 8:09 AM ET, Thu March 11, 2021 (CNN) Natalie Sanchez heard it in her children’s voices when their birthday parties were canceled and saw it on their faces when they couldn’t play with friends. It was more than just […]

Recommended Podcast: Brooklyn Raney Explains How to Build Strong Connections & Healthy Boundaries with Young People

Brooklyn L. Raney Jun 7, 2022 One Trusted Adult: How to Build Strong Connections & Healthy Boundaries with Young People 2019 In a world facing more shootings, suicides, substance abuse, and sexual violence than ever before, there is more that we can do as educators, as parents, and as adults committed to leaving this world […]

Older & Wiser receives the 2023 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology Division.

Jean Rhodes’ new book, “Older and wiser: New ideas for youth mentoring in the 21st Century (Harvard University Press)” has been named the winner of the 2023 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology Division. The Maccoby Award honors a book in the field of psychology that has had or promises […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters receives a $122.6 million donation to mentor kids

By Elizabeth Blair, NPR  Artis Stevens says he had no idea it was coming. The president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America says he “was in awe” when MacKenzie Scott’s representatives called with the news the mentoring organization would receive $122.6 million. “They told me the information and told me the number […]

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