Mentoring in the News

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 […]

‘I Know I’m Not Alone’: The Importance of Mentors Right Now

Most mentoring programs have moved online, but some wait lists are long and the rare person-to-person connection is sorely missed. By Alix Strauss, New York Times Although mentoring programs are known for promoting youth development and well-being, the pandemic has made it hard for many programs to keep up with the increasing demand for their […]

Mentoring is key for lonely Gen Z

Gen Z is getting lonelier, and mentors are the cure By Kevin Singer and Lauren Rink, Springtide Research Institute What do obesity, smoking 15 cigarettes per day, and loneliness have in common? They are equally draining on one’s life expectancy. Loneliness is especially evident for members of Gen Z, or those born between 1995-2010. Springtide […]

Merrell and Big Brothers Big Sisters Partner to Bring the Power of the Outside to More Youth

By Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Merrell recently announced that they will be forming a multi-year partnership in order to help make the outdoors (i.e. parks and trails) more accessible and equitable for youths living across the U.S. and Canada.  In hopes of promoting physical and mental health among youth […]

Youth Mentoring More Critical Today Than In Recent History – Opinion

Co-written by South Florida Reporter, Gale S. Nelson (CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami), and Malena Dorn (CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward) With many youths struggling to cope with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, youth mentoring is becoming more important than ever before. In this news article, South Florida Reporter, […]

MENTOR announces new tool that helps middle and high school student prepare for their future!

MENTOR and American Student Assistance are excited to share ASA Futurescape™, a no-cost tool that helps middle and high school students prepare for their futures anytime, anywhere. ASA Futurescape™ is the mobile-first experience that lets students explore thousands of education and career paths on their own terms. Futurescape is 100% personalized and 100% free. Powered […]