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

What Predicts Volunteers’ Commitment to Mentoring Relationships? You guessed it…

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 6.42.22 PMMadia, B.P., & Lutz, C.J. (2004). Perceived similarity, expectation-reality discrepancies, and mentors’ expressed intention to remain in Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34 (3), 598-623.

Mentor initiated premature terminations compromise mentoring programs’ goal of fostering … Read the rest

Our developing understanding of child development: A new video on the effects of toxic stress

Written by Justin Preston

In a new animated short from the Atlantic, we learn a bit about the progress we’ve made in gaining a better understanding of child development.

More specifically, we learn about the impacts of toxic stress … Read the rest

New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors

architecture-1851496_1280Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The functions and longitudinal outcomes of adolescents’ naturally occurring mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 47-59.

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It’s not what you know….: The case for a networked approach to mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes

According to a recent Gallup poll  successful college students have one important thing in common–they all had one or more teachers who were mentors who took an interest in … Read the rest

Study uncovers interesting differences in the interpersonal tone of school-based mentoring relationships

Screen Shot 2013-04-09 at 9.08.18 PMPryce, J. M., & Keller, T. E. (2013). Interpersonal tone within school-based youth mentoring relationshipsYouth & Society45(1), 98-116.

Background Positive mentoring relationships display closeness, warmth, authenticity, and empathy. This study sought to capture the emotional … Read the rest

How Does Mentoring Benefit Youth? Let’s Count the Ways

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by David DuBois

One of the most common frustrations I have heard voiced by folks in practice and advocacy roles within our field is that the measures used in evaluations of programs … Read the rest

How mentors can help youth flourish: Implications from positive psychology

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Leach, C. J., Green, L. S., & Grant, A. M. (2014). Flourishing Youth Provision: The Potential Role of Positive Psychology and Coaching in Enhancing Youth Services. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 9(1). 44-58.

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Stanley Tucci recalls his father’s emphasis on the importance of art

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 6.29.00 AMIn Chapter 183, of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Stanley Tucci, American actor, writer, film producer and film director, who was nominated for an Academy Award … Read the rest

★ Dr. Vartan Gregorian discusses mentoring in the 21st Century

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 4.31.25 PMBy Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

I am living proof that mentoring works… a point that was very important for me to make in my autobiography, The Road to Home.

Born in Tabriz, Iran, raised by … Read the rest

New study of female college students highlights the benefits of mentoring

McGill, J., Adler-Baeder, F., Sollie, D.L., & Kerpelman, J.L. (2015).

Exploring the experiences of female emerging adult mentors: Building a conceptual model. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30(5), 538-564.

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There has been limited research focused on the experiences of the … Read the rest