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5 ways older generations can support youth during the coronavirus pandemic

By Sarah McKinney Gibson, Forbes The COVID-19 crisis has made it pretty much impossible for older adults to provide face-to-face mentoring and support to young people. Still, many nonprofits are scrambling to find ways to connect the generations now. Here at Encore.org (a nonprofit focused on bridging the generational divide), we’re encouraging people to use […]

How to help your teens handle social distancing

By Patti Verbanas, Futurity Compared to young children, teenagers and young adults living and learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis may be feeling the loss of social connections and life experiences while struggling to manage their time. Here, Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and an associate professor at […]

5 ways to maintain community while social distancing

By Eric Stann, Futurity It’s possible to maintain community while social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a professor of health psychology. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the US, thousands of in-person gatherings are now canceled, including sporting events, parades, concerts, and church services. For many, the […]

Mentoring for the first time? 14 tips to start off on the right foot

By Forbes Coaches Council, Forbes Being asked to mentor someone can feel like an honor—but it can also feel overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you’ve never had a mentee before. You might question whether you’re even qualified to guide this person in their life or career. However, every expert must start somewhere. We asked 14 […]

Corona virus, COVID-19, youth mentoring

How to keep mentoring activities going

The European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring, a partner organization of the North American CEBM, has published a summary of points that came from a recent expert discussion of mentoring in light of the coronavirus. How to keep mentoring activities going On the 20th of March 2020, an online workshop took place for members of […]

3 tips for talking to kids about coronavirus and the national shutdown

By Frederick Hess, Forbes Like many in education, I’ve been deluged by queries from parents wondering how to help their kids deal with these scary, surreal days. Many questions are about helping kids stay on track academically or finding good online resources. But more of them are asking for advice on how to talk to […]

How we can mitigate the impact of the corona virus pandemic on families

While every family is going to be affected differently, the Research to Policy Collaborative has put together a list of expert advice on how to best weather the many situations that could arise due to the pandemic. You can find this information below, and on their website. “The fast-moving Coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) […]

Coping with COVID-19 in Community

by Lizabeth Roemer, PhD and Bryan Balvaneda, MA for ADAA Each of us is facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that impact our ability to respond effectively. Some of us are facing severe financial costs, heightened risk due to age or physical conditions, experiences of racism and other forms of discrimination, systemic inequities and […]

The key to thriving, motivated kids – give them mentors

The key to thriving, motivated kids – give them mentors By Tami Silverman, Indiana Youth Institute Kids and youth thrive when they have caring and supportive adults in their lives, and mentoring offers an outstanding way to foster such relationships. Mentors help the kids with whom they interact to face the day-to-day challenges of growing […]

Youth-serving nonprofits linked with greater prosperity in cities

By Stell Simonton, YouthToday Are you with a small but growing nonprofit that serves kids? Jim Chesire is convinced of your value. And furthermore, the Chicago consultant has evidence. By crunching new data, his organization is showing a link between the growth of youth-serving nonprofits — especially small ones — and upward mobility in cities. […]