Contributors’ Blog

It's election season: Should mentors talk politics with their mentees?

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Linus: "There are three things I have learned never to discuss…

Using Evidence To Do the Most Good, Even When it Reveals an "Inconvenient Truth"

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By Patrick T. McCarthy (reposted W.T. Grant Foundation) Our…

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

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by David DuBois One of the most common frustrations I…

Empathy adds "powerful, positive spark" to philanthropic giving

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Editor's Note: In a recent NYTimes opinion piece, Jamil Zaki, an…

Can apprenticeships help reduce youth unemployment?

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By Clio Chang, Century Foundation Policy Issue BriefAmerica has…

What is toxic stress and why does it matter for youth mentoring programs

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  By Venessa Marks and Julie Novak This blog is…

Tim Cavell on developmental relationships: They are the "holy grail but...."

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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2012 Apr;82(2):157-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2012.01151.x.Developmental…

On sparks, purpose, and natural mentors

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Reflections on Natural Mentoring Conference by Peter Samuelson,…

How to “Do” Critical Mentoring: Making your Program More Culturally Relevant

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by Torie Weiston, Ph.D. Weighty events taking place all over…

The Future of Evidence-based Policy

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By Vivian Tseng First published on the WT Grant blog As…

Parents Aren't Teachers -- They're Parents

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Kent Pekel President and CEO, Search Institute At the start…

Methods Corner Cracking the code: How to Read a Research Paper

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by Adar Ben-Eliyahu, PhD For many of us, reading an academic…

Difficult mentee? He or she may be struggling with borderline personality disorder

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Editor's Note: In a popular article a few years back, Jane Brody…