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How Mentorship and Support Can Help Opportunity Youth Reach their Goals

By Abigail Ellis, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption in the lives of young adults. In particular, opportunity youth—those aged 16–24 who are not in school or employed—have been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn resulting from this crisis. Without the required education or skills, this […]

Excellent new NMRC report reviews mentoring around career interests.

Stelter, R., Melton, T., & Stewart, K. (2021). Mentoring for Enhancing Career Interests & Exploration. National Mentoring Resource Center. https://nationalmentoringresourcecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/NMRC-Career-Interests-and-Exploration-Review-website.pdf?inf_contact_key=da0209fe120e8b57a0a54dacc144bea5 Summarized by Ariel Ervin There’s a lack of awareness of the range of career options for youths and adolescents. There’s also limited research that explores the long-term effects of mentoring interventions on youths’ career interests and exploration […]

The impact of youth-initiated mentoring for underrepresented college-bound students

Schwartz, S. E. O., Kanchewa, S. S., Rhodes, J. E., Cutler, E., & Cunningham, J. L. (2016). “I didn’t know you could just ask:” Empowering underrepresented college-bound students to recruit academic and career mentors. Children and Youth Services Review, 64, 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.03.001 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring and social capital play essential roles for adolescents, […]