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[Webinar] Amplifying the Voices of Black Girls

Date: June 17 at 1 – 2:30 PM EST In this month’s collaborative mentoring webinar series, MENTOR will talk about how Black girls’ voices can be amplified, as well as how people can become better allies.  The panelists will also discuss relevant issues that are affecting girls today.   To register for the event, please click […]

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 […]

What affects mentoring relationships within Black families? New study has answers

Billingsley, J. T., Rivens, A. J., & Hurd, N. M. (2020). Familial Interdependence, Socioeconomic  Disadvantage, and the Formation of Familial Mentoring Relationships Within Black Families. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558420979127. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420979127 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research has shown that natural mentoring can have a positive effect on Black youth’s socioemotional development & academic […]

The mental health field is overwhelmingly White. This group for Black Baltimore teens hopes to change that

By Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun Although people need to look after their mental health, there are still many barriers for marginalized populations in obtaining professional help. This article showcases youths’ experiences in Healing Youth Alliance (a mental health advocacy organization that helps Black youth understand the intersections of mental health issues & racism and teaches […]

New research brief addresses the educational struggles of Black children and youth in the era of COVID-19

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF Authors Noni Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D., Texas A&M University Valerie Adams-Bass, Ph.D., University of Virginia Erin Bogan, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research Lori Francis, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University Judith Scott, Ph.D., Boston University Eleanor Seaton, Ph.D., Arizona State University Joanna Williams, Ph.D., Rutgers University Data on COVID-19 transmission rates show an irrefutable and disturbing […]