Mentoring in the News

Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project Spotlight: 4-H Mentoring

A Spotlight on The Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project (MEDP)

National Mentoring Resource Center

This blog post is part of a brief series MENTOR has put together highlighting the work of grantees of Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project (MEDP) funded by the … Read the rest

Iconic fashion brand AnnTaylor Retail, Inc. partners with Vital Voices to mentor young women

By Tatiana Pile, AOL.com

For young women aspiring to become leaders in their communities, mentorship can be vital aspect to their success.

Currently, only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women — but AnnTaylor Retail, Inc. and Vital VoicesRead the rest

Apprenticeships for youth now have national momentum (Part 2)

Da’Sean Harrison, 22, has ambitions to be a general contractor, a master of all trades. Now working on a construction job in the Seattle area, he marvels over the skills of one worker he and … Read the rest

Apprenticeships for youth now have national momentum (Part 1)

By Ray Glier, youthtoday.org

Da’Sean Harrison, 22, has ambitions to be a general contractor, a master of all trades. Now working on a construction job in the Seattle area, he marvels over the skills of one worker he and his … Read the rest

Older sisters as mentors: New study highlights their important influence

Older sisters can promote adolescent girls’ healthy romantic relationships based on their experiences through one-on-one conversations, a new study shows.

The findings suggest that sisters might be more comfortable and honest in conversations about sex and dating than they are

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How Wyoming is using after-school programs to keep kids out of school-to-prison pipeline

by Linda Barton, youthtoday.org

In 2013, the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WYAA) became interested in understanding the school-to-prison pipeline based on the alarming statistics that we were seeing in Wyoming and across the nation about incarceration and detention. It was confounding … Read the rest

Pam Iorio named one of People’s 25 women changing the world 2018

Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Borthers Big Sisters, was named as one of People’s 25 women changing the world 2018.

“I fell in love with Big Brothers Big Sisters because of their incredible work at the local level … Read the rest

Cops and black kids: Does police mentoring defuse the tension?

By Stell Simonton, youthtoday.org

In early 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America took on a program nationwide that pairs youth with police mentors.

Another mentoring program in Atlanta pairs teens with officers on horseback, the Atlanta Mounted Patrol, and … Read the rest

NMRC announces new podcast series on mentoring research

By Mike Garringer
National Mentoring Resource Center

NMRC is launching its first podcast series, Reflections on Research, which offers interviews with leading researchers and scholars about their youth mentoring research and how practitioners can use that information to improve … Read the rest

Youth with high stress need mentors carefully chosen to match with them

by Elizabeth Raposa, youthtoday.org

In recent decades, youth mentoring programs have grown exponentially in popularity and have received increasing support from both private and public sources of funding. These programs have helped ensure that more youth have access to a … Read the rest