Editor’s Blog

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…

Mentoring without borders: Three ways to join the international youth mentoring movement

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By Jean Rhodes Although the U.S. continues to account for…

Four takeaways from a forthcoming book on youth mentoring

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By Jean Rhodes When I wrote Stand by Me: The risks and rewards…

Persuasion & healing: Why youth mentoring programs should prioritize mental health

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"The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to me in…

Complicated lives, complicated excuses

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by Jean Rhodes I maintain an email file of the student excuses…

What we talk about when we talk about transference

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by Jean Rhodes Transference is what happens when someone…

Charlotte, Wilbur, and the myth of the selfless mentor

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Why did you do all this for me?” [Wilbur] asked. “I don’t…

Winner takes all?: Mentoring programs in the age of inequality

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By Jean Rhodes In his recent best-selling book, Winner Takes…