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All content relevant for youth mentoring practitioners, youth-serving program staff, and people who are interested in mentoring-related policy.

Half of College Graduates Have Jobs That Don’t Use Their Degrees

From Strada Education Foundation College graduates who are underemployed in their first job are likely to still be underemployed up to 10 years later, and women are more likely to be caught in this trap than men, according to new research released today by Burning Glass Technologies and Strada Institute for the Future of Work, a new research […]

Forever Bonds: The Power of Enduring Relationships for Youth Leaving Foster Care

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Empowering Voices, Challenging Norms: The Photovoice Journey of Black Girls and College Women

Payne, A. N. (2023). A Black feminist youth participatory action research photovoice exploration of Black girls and college women. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12694 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study Although research provides an outlet to amplify the activism and voices of Black girls and women, few evaluate spaces for Black girls and […]

Thriving Together: Predicting the Psychological Well-Being of Volunteer Mentors in Big Brothers Big Sisters

Breaking Barriers with MOSSAIC: Empowering Autism Inclusion on Campus through Mentorship and Support

Locke, J., Osuna, A., Myrvold, R. J., & Closson, J. S. (2023). Supporting autistic college students: Examining the mentoring, organization and social support for autism inclusion on campus (MOSSAIC) program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-14. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About this Study There has been an increase in the number of autistic individuals […]

Understanding the link between early adverse experiences and diminished school engagement

[Webinar] Moving Towards a Wellness Environment in the Workplace

Date: May 18, 2023, 01:00 PM EST Have you ever felt bad for feeling stressed, frustrated, and/or overwhelmed about your workplace? Have you ever wondered why you feel unsatisfied working in an environment doing something that you enjoy? Join this webinar to learn how joy can be integrated into the policy culture of institutions and […]

Should mentors be compensated? Two experts weigh in

Professor Timothy Cavell is the  Director of the Center for Research on Aggression and Victimization (CRAV). Primarily, CRAV’s researchers are interested in the development of effective interventions for school age children that may be on their way to having problems as they grow. Sometimes it makes sense to compensate mentors Do you think that mentors […]

[Webinar] Successful Mentoring Program Expansion: Breaking the Mold

Date: Apr 20, 2023, 01:00 PM EST How can organizations sustain or bolster their services while simultaneously addressing the diminishing presence of staff members, mentors, and mentees due to burnout, COVID-19 concerns, and other related stressors? Join this workshop to learn more about new approaches that promote program expansions that thrive. To register for the […]

Do program practices matter for mentors? New study has answers

Keller, T. E., Drew, A. L., Herrera, C., Clark-Shim, H., & Spencer, R. (2023). Do program practices matter for mentors?: How implementation of empirically supported program practices is associated with youth mentoring relationship quality. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23019 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The quality and nature of mentor-mentee relationships have an influential impact […]