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Empathy – A Critical Ingredient in Youth Mentoring Relationships?

Renée Spencerby Renee Spencer

Working on a poster my colleagues and I presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence gave me a great excuse to look at the recent psychotherapy literature … Read the rest

What we can learn from a “glittering ounce” of good news

“Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshiped and fondled like a priceless diamond.”

-Hunter S. Thompson

by Jean Rhodes

Let us take a moment to recognize an extraordinary … Read the rest

Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come

by Jean Rhodes

A growing number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of youth-initiated mentoring (YIM). Rather than being assigned a mentor, young people are provided with the skills and scaffolding to recruit caring adults from within their own networks. … Read the rest

The top 25 mentoring movies of all time!

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 4.36.07 PMBy Jennifer Merrill, MENTOR Marketing & Communications Manager

Yoda and Luke Skywalker. Coach Bombay and the Mighty Ducks. Professor Dumbledore and Harry Potter. When you think of mentors in pop culture, the stories are endless, building on a common thread Read the rest

Top 25 Mentoring Relationships in History

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 9.03.44 AMJennifer Merrill, MENTOR Marketing & Communications Manager

Behind every successful person, there’s a mentor who helped them along the way. Some of the most influential people in history were encouraged to succeed by some of the most well-known people of Read the rest

On Methods: What’s the difference between qualitative and quantitative approaches?

Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. - In the world of research, there are two general approaches to gathering and reporting information: qualitative and quantitative approaches - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring Editors Note: We are very fortunate to have Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. our new Methods Editor, sharing with us her considerable expertise on research methods. Dr. Ben-Eliyahu completed her doctorate in developmental psychology at Duke University, where she honed very strong Read the rest