Mentoring in the News

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 […]

The Limits of Mentorship

By Patrick T. Brown, the Ethics and Public Policy Center Originally published in the Winter 2022 issue of National Affairs. As America suburbanized in the decades following World War II, neighborhoods — the places where family and civic life is lived on a day-to-day basis — gradually became more socio-economically stratified. Between 1980 and 2010, the percentage of low-income […]

Announcing a New Resource! Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People Launches Today

By MENTOR January 10, 2021 MENTOR  is thrilled to announce the release of Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People. This resource, written by experts in the field, has been designed to benefit any adult who is looking for actionable ways to support a young person. Full of real-world advice that […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Brings Mentoring Virtual with Big Plans for 2021

By Big Brothers Big Sisters, NECN Reposted from MentorHub Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mass wanted to continue adapting and serving. Earlier this year they partnered with Dr. Jean Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to work on the MentorHub. MentorHub consists of an app and […]

When COVID robbed children of their friendships, learning suffered

By Caitlin McDermott-Murphy, The Harvard Gazette After the pandemic closed schools last year, hospitals saw a surge in mental health-related emergency visits among children 18 and under. The statistics have been grim enough that a large cohort of the nation’s top pediatricians recently declared a “national emergency” in child and adolescent mental health. COVID disrupted […]

Surgeon general warns of emerging youth mental health crisis in rare public advisory

By Howard Blume and Melissa Gomez, Los Angles Times Citing mounting evidence of ongoing harm, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy on Tuesday issued a public health advisory on the mental health challenges confronting youth, a rare warning and call to action to address what he called an emerging crisis exacerbated by pandemic hardships. Symptoms […]

MentorHub has joined social media!

​ By Megyn Jasman, MentorHub MentorHub, the supportive accountability app and web platform for mentoring relationships, has joined Instagram and Twitter! Learn about all things MentorHub @mentorhubapp  

Oh, to Be Mentored by Virgil Abloh

The designer made it his mission to foster the talents of young creators. By Anna P. Kambhampaty, The New York Times In the fashion world, few people were more committed to mentoring the next generation of creative talent than Virgil Abloh. As an untrained designer, he sought to level the playing field because of his […]