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Someone who ‘gets’ me: How mentees’ perceived positive regard from natural mentors impact youth outcomes

Ben-Eliyahu, A., Sykes, L. A. Y., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). Someone who ‘gets’ me: Adolescents’ perceptions of positive regard from natural mentors. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 29(3), 305–327. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2021.1927438 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Despite the overall benefits of natural mentoring relationships for youth development, the presence of natural mentors appears to […]

Rising Stars and Underdogs: New study explores the role race and parental education in mentoring

Fruiht, V., Boeder, J., & Chan, T. (2021). Rising Stars and Underdogs: The Role Race and Parental Education Play in Predicting Mentorship. Youth & Society.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X211004637 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Career mentoring research developed the rising star hypothesis, which proposes that youth who achieve individual success (academic & social success) are more […]

How can we provide culturally responsive strategic mentoring for Black males? New qualitative study has answers.

Robinson, Q. L. (2021). Strategic Mentoring: A Culturally Responsive Approach for Supporting Black Males. Journal of Black Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934721998068 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although research highlights the importance of mentoring has on youth-related outcomes, the overall effectiveness of mentorships depends on the relationship structure.   This qualitative study explores how mentoring can promote positive social […]

The importance of promoting gifted youths’ psychosocial skills & providing insider knowledge

Subotnik, R. F., Olszewski‐Kubilius, P., Khalid, M., & Finster, H. (2021). A developmental view of mentoring talented students in academic and nonacademic domains. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 199–207. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14286 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research shows how beneficial teachers, mentors, and coaches are for gifted students’ academic & non-academic […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Navient partner to bring career and college planning resources to support equity for youth in under-resourced communities

By the Navient Corporation,  The Boys & Girls Clubs of American recently announced its partnership with Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI), an education loan management and business processing solutions organization, to launch a community-based educational program that will help marginalized youth plan their academic & career journeys.  To access the resource, please click here.

How faculty-student mentoring relationships affect college students’ development and academic success

Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M., Liu, D., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). Predictors of close faculty−student relationships and mentorship in higher education: Findings from the Gallup−Purdue Index. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 36–49.  https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14342 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Supportive mentoring relationships have an influential effect on college students’ academic […]

How perceived cultural support affects the mentorship of undergraduate researchers by minority faculty members

Davis, S. N., Garner, P. W., Jones, R. M., & Mahatmya, D. (2020). The role of perceived support and local culture in undergraduate research mentoring by underrepresented minority faculty members: Findings from a multi-institutional research collaboration. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 0(0), 1–13.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2020.1749347 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Researchers are becoming more […]

New study on athletic coach mentors and academic success

Christensen, K. M., Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M. A., Erickson, L. & Rhodes, J. E. (in press). The role of athletic coach mentors in promoting youth academic success: Evidence from the Add Health National Longitudinal Study. Applied Developmental Science. Summarized by Rachel Thompson Notes of Interest: Coaches can serve multiple functions – they can encourage youth to succeed […]