Editor’s note: In recent days, YouthBuild has been getting some very nice press. The “second chance” program, which is based in Boston, has over 250 programs across nearly 46 states serving older adolescents and young adults across the country. In this piece, Professor David Kirp describes YouthBuild and other programs that are making a difference. […]
by Mike Garringer, MENTOR, Director of Knowledge Management You’ve read a few articles here on the Chronicle over the last several months about the development of the next edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, which is scheduled to roll out this year. In this post, we’d like to give you a glimpse […]
By Torie Weiston (reprinted from the Daily Bulletin) A new focus on college and career readiness for youth presents tremendous possibilities for the mentoring world to partner with the education world. We’ve known for decades that mentoring relationships are positively connected to academic success; young people in mentoring relationships have lower high school drop-out rates, […]
By Brandon Busteed Gallup just conducted a large study of young Americans aged 18 to 35 and found that those who had high exposure to certain 21st century skill development in school were twice as likely to be successful at work. The two most critical ingredients were whether they had “worked on a long-term projects […]
By Candice Odgers, Ph.D. (posted on WTGrant.Org) William T. Grant Scholar Candice Odgers describes findings from her recent study, which suggests that living among affluent neighbors predicts antisocial behavior among low-income boys. One of New York City’s newest luxury apartment buildings has just started accepting applications for low-income renters who will use what some have […]
Editor’s note: We are delighted to have a guest commentary Professor Connie Flanagan. Professor Flannagan of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of the excellent new book, Teenage Citizens: The Political Theories of the Young (Harvard University Press).We asked her whether mentors and mentees should ever discuss politics. It is very appropriate for mentors […]
Editor’s Note: Here is the second installment of this important report, written by mentoring expert Dr. Carla Herrera, aimed at providing funders with guidance in determining which mentoring programs to support. Through a series of posts, we present, “Making the Most of Youth Mentoring: A Guide for Funders” Last week, Carla covered the features of quality […]
The term “scientific method” refers to certain guidelines that ensure that research is not shaped by personal beliefs and is grounded in measurable (empirical) evidence. The techniques used in the scientific method consist of measurement, such as surveys, experiments, or systematic observation. The following are the three steps in the scientific method: Step One: Hypothesis The first step in […]
By Vivian Tseng I’ve been reading about the evolution of the internet lately, and it has me thinking about what the next generation of evidence-based policy might look like. *** Like others, my holiday shopping experience has been transformed. Back in the day, I had to fight my way through crowded stores and dig through […]
By Vivian Tseng Researchers often ask how they can get their research used. Many of us have devoted our careers to research because we think research can and should make a difference in the world. And yet, we struggle with making those aspirations a reality. In this blog, I offer lessons my colleagues and I […]
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In support of our continued conversation on how to support today’s youth, this issue of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring is proudly sponsored by Along, a free digital tool designed to support educators to build developmental relationships with their students in easy and fun ways.
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
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