Cities provide lessons on data management in after-school systems

by Stell Simonton, Youth Today

Eight U.S. cities worked to develop and manage data in their citywide after-school systems over four years.

A look back at their experience shows, among other things, that one size doesn’t fit all.

“[Initially] there … Read the rest

Sustainability of supportive housing for families in the child welfare system

Nickolas Bagley, Youth Today

Published: June 26, 2019

Report Intro/Brief:
The Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, was designed to explore the effects of providing housing and … Read the rest

Transition to adulthood for youth leaving care can be made smoother, safer

By Lisa Schelbe, Youth Today

Avid cyclists understand if anyone spends enough time riding a bicycle, they will crash at some point. Crashes are more likely for someone who is learning to ride. Hopefully, it is not a dramatic flip … Read the rest

My experience bringing mentoring to tribal communities

By Crystal Aschenbrener, National Mentoring Resource Center

The NMRC has this great new evidence review on mentoring American Indian and Alaskan Native youth up on the website (co-authored by yours truly), and before you read it, I want to share … Read the rest

Kids Count Data: Overall child well-being improves, but big racial disparities continue

By Stell Simonton, YouthToday

The number of children in the United States increased by more than 9 million in 30 years, with most of that increase among children of color in southern and western states.

The figures were presented in … Read the rest

Mentoring for families impacted by cancer

By Amanda Long

Cancer changes everything for patients and their families. Nick Arquette learned this at age 11 when his mother, Sally, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis and treatment journey brought on many emotions for Nick, including anxiety, … Read the rest

LGBTQ+ people of color healing from hatred

How gaining critical consciousness heals us all.

By Della V. Mosley, Grace A. Chen, Jioni A. Lewis, Helen A. Neville, Bryana H. French, Hector Y. Adames, and Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, The Psychology of Radical Healing Collective.

Amid the glitter … Read the rest

LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

By Christian Rummell, National Mentoring Resource Center

With the recent release of The LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, mentoring professionals across the country are finally able to access a growing number of research- and … Read the rest

Creating tiered levels of support to sustainably reduce coordinator burn-out

By Chris Hultquist, National Mentoring Resource Center

Five years ago, I quickly became the ringleader of the controlled chaos at The Mentor Connector. At first, the small staff were overworked and struggling to keep up with the demand. Our mentor … Read the rest

Reflections on mentoring: Paying it forward

By Mike Matthews, Psychology Today

Forty-eight years ago this summer, I started my freshman year at Drury College (now, Drury University).  My high school academic performance was less than impressive, to say the least. Studying was not my highest priority. … Read the rest