Mentoring in the News

Professor Rhodes Receives Distinguished Contribution Award

06/17/2024 | Danielle Bilotta | Press Release Reprinted from the University of Massachusetts Boston Jean Rhodes, UMass Boston’s Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology, has received a 2024 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research in Community Psychology from the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA). This annual award recognizes individuals whose careers […]

Why leaders who are mentored outperform those who aren’t

by Ron Carucci, Reprinted from Forbes Mentoring matters. This may not seem particularly groundbreaking in and of itself, yet it is still a factor that is all too commonly overlooked by entrepreneurs and other business leaders, particularly those in senior positions. However, as Dr. Ruth Gotian and Andy Lopata argue in Mentoring: A Complete Guide to […]

Axios Event: U.S. Surgeon General says youths are in decade-long mental health crisis

By Emily Hamilton. Reprinted from Axios. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called today’s youth mental health crisis the “defining public health issue of our time” as more young people battle mental health challenges and increased rates of depression, anxiety and loneliness. Why it matters: Feelings of loneliness and social isolation among young people […]

We Need a ‘National Tutoring Corps’ to Fix Gaps in our Children’s Education Before College

BY TANIA TETLOW, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 05/19/24 2:00 PM ET – The Hill Reprinted from The Hill Amid the chaos currently afflicting higher education, there is another slow-moving disaster that has us all worried. The pandemic inflicted untold injury on the educational achievements of young people. In higher education, we already see the results on high […]

Youth Mental Health Corps Launches Nationwide Program to Support Youth Well-being

New Initiative Deploys Young Adult “Navigators” to Schools and Community Organizations Amidst an alarming rise in youth mental health challenges, a new nationwide program aims to provide critical support directly in schools and communities. The Youth Mental Health Corps is deploying teams of specially-trained young adults to serve as “mental health navigators” for youth across […]

Mentoring in the Mountains – An Impactful Approach to Positive Youth Development

Reposted from: NMRCFebruary 15, 2023 Since its inception in 1993 at Vail Mountain, SOS Outreach, a national positive youth development organization, has evolved from humble roots of providing youth access to skiing and snowboarding to now offering a robust multi-year group mentoring curriculum across 24 mountain resorts in 9 states. SOS engages youth from underserved […]

OJJDP FY24 Mentoring Programs for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Solicitation Webinar

OJJDP FY24 Mentoring Programs for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Solicitation Webinar May 8, 2024 Review the YouTube Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy See reuse policy Series OJJDP FY 2024 Webinars Held on May 6, 2024, this webinar assisted eligible applicants interested in applying for the OJJDP FY 2024 Mentoring Programs […]

College leaders refocus attention on their students’ top priority: Jobs after graduation

Reprinted from The Hechinger Report by JON MARCUS, November 24, 2023 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Friday mornings on a university campus are usually quiet times. Savvy students plan their schedules to avoid Friday classes, getting a head start on their weekends. But at Brown University’s Center for Career Exploration, there’s a steady stream of visitors, checking out jobs […]

2024 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring

The 15th annual Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring will be held in-person at Portland State University July 22-25, 2024. The upcoming Summer Institute will address the intentional focus of activities within the mentoring relationship. Sessions with leading scholars will explore how the choice of activities is influenced by needs, goals, and attitudes at the participant […]

Child Trends: Five ways trauma-informed care supports children’s development

Child Trends Contributors: Jessica Dym Bartlett, Kristin Anderson Moore, April Wilson, and Zakia Redd Childhood trauma is common. More than two thirds of children in the United States experience a traumatic event or circumstances—such as abuse or neglect, death of a loved one, or community violence—by the time they turn 16. Young children (birth to […]