By and reprinted from Mentoring Europe The OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on Creating Better Opportunities for Young People in June 2022, with the aim of improving youth measures and outcomes. The recommendation emphasizes government-wide strategies and policy principles that focus on skills and competencies, labor market outcomes, social inclusion, youth well-being, and trust in […]
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Spencer, R., Drew, A. L., & Gowdy, G. (2023). Going the distance: A longitudinal qualitative study of formal youth mentoring relationship development. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23006 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although community-based mentoring is an excellent approach to promoting positive youth-oriented outcomes (e.g., academic, behavioral, social, and emotional), the quality of the relationships […]
O’Regan, C., Brady, B., & Connolly, C. (2022). Building back better – Using an ecological lens to argue for strengthening mesosystemic connections for young people in a post pandemic world. Child Care in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2022.2084364 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: It is evident that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will have long-term effects. Its disruptions […]
Mölkänen, J., & Honkatukia, P. (2022). Ambiguous, affective, and arduous: Volunteers’ invisible work with young adults. Journal of Youth Development, 17(4). https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2022.1198 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Past research has either focused on a) the benefits of becoming a volunteer, b) volunteers’ motivations or c) how mentorships are a promising method for approaching at-risk […]
Farrington, D. P., Gaffney, H., & White, H. (2022). Effectiveness of 12 types of interventions in reducing juvenile offending and antisocial behaviour. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjccj.2022-0022 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: This paper reviews findings from systemic reviews to assess the efficiency of twelve intervention types in lowering anti-social and juvenile […]
Woodberry-Shaw, D., Akiva, T., & Lewis, S. S. (2022). Youth development staff experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed methods study. Child & Youth Care Forum. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-022-09711-y Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth development staff play a key role in providing support for young people. This study examined the experiences of youth development […]
Castillo, I. (2017, September 19). Building evaluation capacity within a nonprofit – How funders can help (and not cause Trouble). Venture Philanthropy Partners. http://www.vppartners.org/blog-post/building-evaluation-capacity-within-a-nonprofit-how-funders-can-help-and-not-cause-trouble/ Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Metrics are a valuable asset for funders and non-profits. By having numbers to back up findings, they are able to demonstrate the impact their […]
By Laura Meckler May 31, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EDT Ask most teachers or principals about the mental health of their students this year, and they will tell you stories of how much worse things are than normal: More fights in the hallway. Students unable to focus in class. Depression and sadness. New federal data helps […]
Editor’s Note: Professor John Gottman of the University of Washington is one of the leading scholars on marital and other relationships and the factors that both strengthen and diminish understanding and closeness. Gottman is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington. He co-directos the Washington’s Relationship Research Institute and the Gottman Institute with his wife. In […]
By and Reprinted from MENTOR On January 25, MENTOR received the exciting news that The Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act (H.R. 6481) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Andre Carson (IN-7). This bill would create a new grant program out of the Department of Education to expand school-based mentoring programs and create partnerships between […]
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