Editor’s Blog

Elements of effective texting?: Here’s six tips

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In a recent New Yorker article, writer Alice Gregory describes Crisis Text Line, a new service for youth who are in need of support.

What’s in it for the mentor? Seinfeld (and others) explain.

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by Jean Rhodes In a classic episode of Seinfeld, a puzzled George…

A meaningful activity for matches (and everyone else)!

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Dear Chronicle Readers,   For…

Why it’s so important to consider youth’s capacity for connection

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by Jean Rhodes In a study of successful, long-term mentoring…

What an unexpected diagnosis can tell us about mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes None of the specialists at the U. of Chicago…

The future of mentoring: An infographic

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by Jean Rhodes I recently worked with a talented team at the…

Slipping through my fingers: What a new study (and sappy song) reveal about relationships

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by Jean Rhodes Slipping through my fingers all the time, I…

The promise and pitfalls of mentoring in the digital age

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by Jean Rhodes Considering how widespread it is, it is somewhat…

What a wildly improbable movie can teach us about mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes In the comedy, Role Models, two self-absorbed…

Good news!: The “Elements” lead to effective practice

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by Jean Rhodes If you haven’t been using MENTOR's Elements…

Predicting the future of mentoring programs

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by Jean Rhodes I predict that formal mentoring programs will…

Mentoring by the numbers: Some surprising trends in volunteer efforts

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By Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa Let’s start with a pop…

From poetry to justice: Mentors as partners in youth’s critical awareness and activism

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by Jean Rhodes Sixteen-year old Kayla Harris loves poetry.…

Want to help more children? Stop being so empathic!

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By Jean Rhodes Most fund-raising events for mentoring programs…