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All content relevant for adult mentors who are looking to better serve their mentees.

A Fable About Mentoring and How to Be Close with Those We Love

Timothy A. Cavell, PhD,By Dr. Tim Cavell

In a study done over 30 years ago, researchers pulled first graders from different classrooms and had them interact together in a new playgroup several days in … Read the rest

Three tips that can help you foster – and maintain – resilience in your mentee

Written by Justin Preston & Renée Klein Schaarsberg

To quote Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It is a phrase that has become a truism over time, but it … Read the rest

New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors

architecture-1851496_1280Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The functions and longitudinal outcomes of adolescents’ naturally occurring mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 47-59.

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Next Live Webinar: Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches: Strategies for Mentoring Organizations and Professionals

next live webinar - Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches: Strategies for Mentoring Organizations and ProfessionalsCultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches: Strategies for Mentoring Organizations and Professionals

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Far too many of us are uncomfortable discussing race, culture and class. Responding to conflict of … Read the rest

For this educator, teaching is mentoring

It is safe to say that I would not be here, doing this, if not for the assistance of mentors.

One of the most important of those mentors was my undergraduate creative … Read the rest

Why the #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Hashtag is Wake-Up Call For Mentoring: Three ways Mentoring can Become More Critical Now

Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 10.22.05 AMby Torie Weiston, Ph.D.

Soon after the news that Sandra Bland, a Black woman arrested in Texas, had died in police custody, the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody began to trend on Twitter. This hashtag is another sobering reminder that the world we … Read the rest

The late Sir David Frost recalls his high school English teacher

The-Person-Who-Changed-My-LifeChapter 77 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host David Frost recalls his high school English teacher who encouraged him … Read the rest

“Rest assured, you will have that impact”: Former U Michigan coach recalls influence

KALAMAZOO, MI – For about five minutes, Lloyd Carr stood at the podium in front of a few hundred people Monday evening and enthusiastically read one of his favorite poems.

The former University of Michigan football coach changed tones, reading … Read the rest

Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher

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In Chapter 7 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life,Edward Asner, film, television, and stage actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, remembers the enduring influence … Read the rest

Discovery channel airs “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 4.05.14 PMThis weekend the Discovery channel and OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network will aired “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper,” a new documentary that featured powerful stories of organizations and people engaged in MBK work around the country.  

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