Practice

Network As Net Worth: Increasing Access To Social Capital For Young People

By iMentor, Forbes Research shows that anywhere from 70 to 85 percent of jobs are filled through networking. And others are filled before they are even posted. When we talk to young people about career aspirations, we often center that conversation on the academic and professional preparation that entails – the degrees they need, the […]

Progress Not Perfection: A Pathway to HOPE

By Jamal Stroud, M.A. (Camp HOPE America, Mentor and Outreach Manager), National Mentoring Resource Center During National Mentoring Month, we honored mentors, teachers, coaches, family members, community leaders, and countless other individuals who have unselfishly given their time, love, and hope in the name of helping young people reach their full potential. We all benefit […]

Statement by SRCD President Nancy Hill on Texas Shooting

By Nancy E. Hill, Ph.D., Society for Research in Child Development May 26, 2022 We are heartbroken and stunned. Although we haven’t fully mourned or buried our brothers and sisters who were ruthlessly murdered in Buffalo, we are faced with another tragic shooting, this time of children—beautiful, innocent third and fourth graders—and their teachers. Schools […]

Resources to Help Children in the Wake of a School Shooting

By Jessica Dym Bartlett, Child Trends  As adults struggle with their own reactions to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time to talk to children about what they are […]

Mentors Play a Role in Protecting Youth from Human Trafficking

By U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, National Mentoring Resource Center Young people are especially vulnerable to crimes of exploitation and human trafficking. In fact, according to the most recent data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, more than 23% of human trafficking cases involve victims who are minors. Mentors work with young people […]

Literature Review: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Mentorship

By Indspire & YouthREX [Description Extracted from Youth REX. This report was originally published by Indspire.] When discussing the processes of decolonization and Indigenization in a mentorship context, we are operating from the assumption that traditional structures of mentorship are rooted within a Eurocentric worldview that ignores and discredits Indigenous perspectives. The purpose of this […]

How to Give Back to Your Mentor

By Joshua Bowen and Chaveso Cook, Harvard Business Review During a recent phone call, a long-distance mentee asked one of us a familiar question: “Josh, how do I make our relationship more reciprocal? I feel like you’ve helped so much with my career, but I have nothing to offer in return.” We’ve found, among our […]

The state of the teen mental health crisis — and how to help

By Erica Pandey, Axios Never have so many kids reported being so sad and stressed. Why it matters: The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the mental health crisis among children and teens a national emergency. Zoom out: Consider these troubling stats, reported by Axios health care editor Tina Reed. Mental distress: More than 40% of […]

A One-of-a-Kind School-Based Newcomer Youth Mentorship Program

By Lidia Abraha, YouthREX While there’s little Canadian research on the experiences of newcomer youth, we know they face many unique challenges and barriers that prevent a smooth settlement in their new country. Although parents and adult newcomers have access to local and government services, and elementary students may receive more support by being in […]

Anything But Basic: The Top 5 Takeaways from the 2022 Mentoring Matters Conference

By MENTOR New York Who says you can’t hold a virtual conference with all of the bells and whistles of a traditional in-person event? A tried-and-true convener of mentoring and youth development leaders and practitioners, MENTOR New York hosted it’s annual Mentoring Matters Conference virtually for the second year in a row on April 1st, […]