Grit, John Henryism, and the hidden toll of promoting “character” over social justice

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Please join us!: Short Course on the Elements of Effective Practice

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Short Course

Enhancing the Elements:
Applying the EEP4 to Diverse Programs and Populations

The sixth annual National Mentoring Summit will take place January 27-29, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown and will explore the theme … Read the rest

From therapy to mentoring: Study provides useful recommendations for reducing premature terminations

Christy Hale

Swift, Joshua K.; Greenberg, Roger P.; Whipple, Jason L.; Kominiak, Nina (2012). Practice recommendations for reducing premature termination in therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 43(4),  379-387.

Abstract (from article)

  • “Premature termination from therapy is a significant problem frequently

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Shaquille O’Neil pays tribute to “the reason I have become the man I am”

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 4.27.23 PMTo My brother’s keeper, Uncle Mike

by Shaquille O’Neil

There are some people that we are just meant to experience life with. When those people happen to be in your family, the world can seem a lot less scary. With

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How does adolescence offer a second chance to vulnerable teenager

As you read this, a teen somewhere is making a decision they may regret for the rest of their lives, one with high costs for their, their families and their communities. Joining a gang or a terrorist … Read the rest

Let’s work together to truly bring mentoring relationships to scale


By Michael Garringer, MENTOR, Director of Knowledge Management

The recent “Real Mentoring Gap” article summarized a lot of what MENTOR has been discussing, both internally and with key external partners, since The Mentoring Effect report was released. A few quick … Read the rest

Benefits of Mentoring? It’s a Two-Way Street

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 10.22.03 AMBy Renée Spencer, Ed.D., LICSW

We often talk about what mentoring offers to young people today – how it can promote their development and improve their academic, social and emotional functioning. Increasingly, there is interest in how mentoring can also … Read the rest

The Value of Researcher-Practitioner Conversations

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 4.38.00 PM by Michael Garringer

I was thrilled to see that the Chronicle had posted an announcement about the 2015 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring this week. We are really excited at MENTOR to be partnering with Portland State University and Dr. … Read the rest

10 LGBTQ Resources for Mentors

Editor’s Note: Recent research findings (e.g. Patrick Tolen’s 2013 meta-analysis) imply that mentors should be advocates for their mentees. In previous discussion of what advocacy means, Professor Renée Spencer suggests that one form of advocacy is a mentor Read the rest

Sparks: An important ingredient in why active kids excel!

adarby Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. (Appearing also in http://mag.activewearusa.com/active-kids-excel/)

Research shows that when children are physically active, they get stronger mentally, emotionally and socially, and increase their likelihood for success in all aspects of their lives.

Why should we invest in

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