Editor’s Blog

Social distancing does not mean emotional distancing: Providing comfort during these trying times

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By Jean Rhodes How should parents, mentors, and other caring…

Rule #1: Don't minimize the importance of caregivers in mentoring relationships

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by Jean Rhodes Mentoring programs have not always appreciated…

Let's talk about religion, politics...and mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes, Matt Hagler, and Sam McQuillin We are…

"There are four things I think you can do to change the world"

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by Jean Rhodes Originally posted in 2017 I once took a year's…

Five strategies for making stronger connections, backed by research

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by Jean Rhodes Care for some direct, research-based ideas for…
Back to the future. Mentoring style. Mentors. Mentees. Youth.

Back to the future in youth mentoring: Predictions for 2020

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by Jean Rhodes One of the benefits of remaining in the field…

The five most popular Chronicle posts of 2019

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by Jean Rhodes Thanks for helping to make 2019 another banner…

The mentoring paradox, and how to solve it

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by Jean Rhodes In a forthcoming book, "Older and wiser: Rethinking…

Today's special: Friendship, with a side of purpose and direction

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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.…

Messing with Mr. InBetween: Prevention science and the road to rigor in youth mentoring

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By Jean Rhodes         You’ve got to accentuate the…

Relying on youth mentoring programs for mental health services: Challenges and implications

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by Jean Rhodes In a recent issue of  Cultural Diversity and…

From "out of the park" mentoring relationships to consistent, evidence-based approaches

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by Jean Rhodes For years, I was stubbornly convinced that…

‘My guidance counselor didn’t do any of this’: How mentors can extend the vital work of school counselors

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By Jean Rhodes “When I was in high school, my guidance counselor…