Mentoring in the News

In a crisis, schools are 100,000 mental health staff short

The demand for aid radically exceeds the supply of help. Providers are experimenting with how to address the emergency. By Donna St. George, Reprinted from The Washington Post A few years ago, Christopher Page Jr.’s Colorado high school was rocked by a spate of student deaths, including three by suicide. So the longtime principal was […]

Step Up invites young women to join their nonprofit mentoring program

You’re one step away from achieving your dreams of success with Step Up! MentorPRO has partnered with mentorship nonprofit to launch their Step Up Digital Community on the MentorPRO platform. Exclusively designed for young women* ages 18-29 and Step Up member mentors, this new program features flash mentorship – focused and on-demand mentoring that offers […]

Jean Rhodes receives Urie Bronfenbrenner Lifetime Contribution Award from APA

Our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jean Rhodes, has been honored with the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.  The award, given by Division 7 of the American Psychological Association (APA), recognizes an individual whose work, over a lifetime career, has contributed not only to the science […]

The Jed Foundation issues report on preserving youth mental health in the metaverse

By Dean Takahashi, Reprinted from GamesBeat Will the metaverse be good for the mental health of young people? That was the topic of a new research report aimed at those who will make the metaverse happen. The 69-page report comes from The Jed Foundation (JED), in partnership with Raising Good Gamers (RGG) and with the […]

For Lower-Income Students, Big Tech Internships Can Be Hard to Get

Critics say the intern selection process often favors wealthier students, just like the admission process at some elite colleges. By Natasha Singer, Reprinted from The New York Times Jalaun Ross, a computer science major at Central Connecticut State University, knew it would be difficult to land an internship at a prominent tech company this summer. […]

Welcome MENTOR’s new CEO, Jermaine Myrie

By and Reprinted from MENTOR MENTOR has named a new leader who will guide the organization as it continues to increase opportunity for our nation’s young people – welcome our new CEO, Jermaine Myrie! Jermaine is a highly accomplished and dedicated nonprofit leader who distinguished himself during a rigorous and inclusive search process among a […]

Share Your Resources on Youth Initiated Mentoring

Levi van Dam, Sarah Schwartz, and Renee Spencer are writing a new book dedicated to youth-initiated mentoring (YIM). Based on the available research in this area, we summarize the insights of almost 20 years of work on this new approach. And they need your input: the book is supposed to support professionals with the insights […]

Q&A: Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO recruits alumni as mentors

By Thalia Beaty, Reprinted from AP News NEW YORK (AP) — Big Brothers Big Sisters America CEO Artis Stevens says the 119-year-old nonprofit long known for mentoring schoolchildren is now diversifying its programming. Stevens, who took over the organization two years ago, said the fastest growing demand for its services is among young adults, ages […]

Teen Girls Report Record Levels of Sadness, C.D.C. Finds

  By Azeen Ghorayshi and Roni Caryn Rabin, Reprinted from The New York Times Nearly three in five teenage girls felt persistent sadness in 2021, double the rate of boys, and one in three girls seriously considered attempting suicide, according to data released on Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, […]