Editor’s Blog

Giving psychology away: The promise of paraprofessional mentors

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by Jean Rhodes More than fifty years ago, community psychologist…

The five most popular Chronicle posts of 2020

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by Jean Rhodes Well, 2020 was not the year we anticipated.…

Three ways that mentoring programs will be forever changed by COVID-19

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By Jean Rhodes The end of the pandemic may be on the horizon,…

Quaranteened! Helping Adolescents Cope with Boredom during COVID-19

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As we head into the holidays and face additional…

Teaching youth to fish: New meta-analysis highlights the value of “youth-initiated” mentoring

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By Jean Rhodes Like so many other valuable resources, well-connected…

Mentoring during election season: Some advice from researchers

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by Jean Rhodes "Democracy is not the business of government. …

Four strategies for improving the field of youth mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes Youth mentoring programs sit at the nexus of…

How mentors can help students navigate another complicated school year

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By Jean Rhodes As schools across the country close for the…
Older and Wiser

Sneak preview: An excerpt from Older and Wiser!

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By Jean Rhodes Yesterday my new book, "Older…

How cognitive biases shape our beliefs about mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes When we hear the word  “bias,” we instinctively…

Finding a silver lining: COVID-19 is shedding new light onto childhood poverty

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By Jean Rhodes Young people who are referred to mentoring…