Keynotes and Events

Chicago’s Becoming a Man program receives $10 million

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago is receiving $10 million in federal funding to expand youth mentoring and tutoring programs known as Becoming a Man and Match Education. There’s also money for research on the effectiveness of these kinds of initiatives. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says these programs will provide more children with opportunities and an alternative to the streets. Joining […]

Next Webinar: Mentoring Youth With Mental Health Needs

Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT In our society, people of all ages feel stigmatized because of a mental health issue. This shame and discomfort can be equally as applicable to young people facing other normal developmental challenges. Stigma may also result in not seeking treatment and it affects a lot […]

Webinar on Mentoring Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Thursday, July 17, 20141:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Register today! Youth aging out of foster care tend to experience homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and early parenting at a higher rate than the average young adult of the same age. A caring mentor in the life of a foster care youth can assist with career exploration, […]

Citi Foundation Bets Big on Mentoring for At-Risk Youth

Michael Gentilucci (from Inside Philanthropy) Eariler this year, the Citi Foundation announced a $50 million, three-year initiative called Pathways to Progress, with the goal of providing entrepreneurship training, civic engagement opportunities, and summer employment to 100,000 low-income youth. The initial programs that the Citi Foundation decided to support as part of this initiative include ServiceWorks, which is focused […]

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma (With implications for mentoring)

By DAVID BORNSTEIN (NYTimes) Recently, I reported on the damaging effects that prolonged stress can have on young children who lack adequate protection from adults. Over the past 15 years, researchers have learned that highly stressful — and potentially traumatic — childhood experiences are more prevalent than previously understood. Now scientists are shedding light on the […]

Moving Mentoring Forward: Expanding Access and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities

Assoc. Editor’s Note: The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is a proud supporter of the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program. The 2013-14 cohort of Ambassadors, in collaboration with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), have created the following training workshop that will take place in Boston, MA on June, 17th (Tuesday). […]

June 19th webinar on Positive Youth Development and Mentoring

Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT A variety of assets, from community supports to a young person’s own values, are key to positive youth development. Caring adults – including mentors – play a critical role in spurring the development of these positive assets. Join us to look at how mentoring relationships […]

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of mentoring across the US? By Lisa Suhay, Correspondent / May 19, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor CNA […]

AmeriCorps “Ambassador of Mentoring” position in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

   Host Site Project Description: The AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring will serve as the Associate Editor of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Research Intern at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. In this capacity, the Ambassador will oversee all aspects of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring, including editing and posting editorial content, creating podcasts, facilitating […]

Transitioning to Adulthood: How Do Young Adults Fare

Publication number: 2014-18 Author(s): Mary A. Terzian; Kristin A. Moore; Nicole Constance A new Child Trends research brief seeks to identify patterns and transitions during emerging adulthood to obtain a better understanding of the likelihood that young adults will experience a lower-risk transition to adulthood. We analyzed panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health […]