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

How mentors can help youth flourish: Implications from positive psychology


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

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★ 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.

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

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Let Mentoring U teach you about the latest mentoring and youth development research.  The  podcasts each run about 5-10 minutes and promise to entertain you with lively interviews, and inform you about … Read the rest

Practice Corner: Parents are an important part of the equation

Marty MartinezAn Important Part of the Equation
By: Marty Martinez

As practitioners fueling the mentoring movement, we’re all in the business of creating high quality and outcome-based mentoring relationships. In order to achieve that, programs work hard to create great quality … Read the rest

The importance of community context in natural mentoring

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Schwartz, S. O., Chan, C., Rhodes, J., & Scales, P. (2013). Community developmental assets and positive youth development: The role of natural mentors. Research in Human Development. 10, 141-162.



Research on positive youth development has highlighted the … Read the rest

Mentoring associated with better attitudes about school


The effects of non-academic mentoring on school-related cognitions: A pilot study

MacArthur, S. S., Higginbotham, B. J., & Ho, E. (2013). The effects of non-academic mentoring on school-related cognitions: A pilot study. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, Read the rest

For this educator, teaching is mentoring

It is safe to say that I would not be here, doing this, if not for the assistance of mentors.

One of the most important of those mentors was my undergraduate creative … Read the rest

Why the #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Hashtag is Wake-Up Call For Mentoring: Three ways Mentoring can Become More Critical Now

Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 10.22.05 AMby Torie Weiston, Ph.D.

Soon after the news that Sandra Bland, a Black woman arrested in Texas, had died in police custody, the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody began to trend on Twitter. This hashtag is another sobering reminder that the world we … Read the rest