Mentoring in the News

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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Shapiro: In His State of the Union Address, President Biden Called on All Americans to Step Up for Students. Here Are 3 Places to Start

By David Shapiro (CEO of MENTOR), The74 Two years into the pandemic, the student mental health crisis is finally getting the attention it deserves. On the biggest stage in politics, President Joe Biden used part of his State of the Union address to call on all Americans to step up to support students affected by […]

College students to administrators: Let’s talk about mental health

Covid distress made issues more urgent, but students fed up with inadequate mental health care began fighting for change even before the pandemic        By Laura Pappano, The Hechinger Report MEQUON, Wis. — With the pandemic dragging on, the string of setbacks that recently hit Lucas Regnier, a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin, has become […]

[Call for submissions] Mentoring for Social Inclusion in Turbulent Times. Political Entanglements, Critical Consciousness and Dynamics of Inequality in Programs

In recent years, mentoring for social inclusion has expanded rapidly as a much-vaunted form of social intervention around the globe. Related programs often facilitate social support by creating and guiding personal relationships between local volunteers and individuals from different target groups, e.g. immigrants, minorities, or marginalized youth. Far from emerging in a political void, mentoring […]

Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act Introduced to House

By MENTOR On January 25, MENTOR received the exciting news that The Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act (H.R. 6481) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Andre Carson (IN-7). This bill would create a new grant program out of the Department of Education to expand school-based mentoring programs and create partnerships between schools and community-based […]

CZI Supports Racial Diversity in Education to Improve Outcomes for All Students

Bolstered by continued research showing the positive impact of a racially and culturally diverse educator workforce on student learning, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative today announced another series of grants to expand the pipeline of diverse teachers, administrators, and education leaders nationwide. Totaling more than $9 million, these grants support organizations with bold initiatives to ensure […]

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits more than $17 Million to Support Student and Caregiver Power in Education

Support for Youth, Parents, and Caregivers The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces a round of grants to organizations supporting students and caregivers to leverage their voice and power in school and district decision-making. With a commitment of more than $17 million, the organizations will build capacity and expand their work with schools, districts, and communities to […]