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Can mentoring create better citizens: These findings suggest so!

Editor’s note: For years, scholars have argued that one of the benefits of serving as a mentor is that it awakens the adult to the problems facing today’s youth. Many of us have seen the potential benefits of connecting middle-class voters with at-risk youth. Mentoring provides a lens through which  middle-class adults can see the ravages […]

How sports participation can foster leadership and success

“Homeroom” The Official blog of the U.S. Department of Education Recently, ED [the Department of Education] invited student athletes from Urban Squash to speak about how they can use sports for leadership development and academic success. The organization is a youth development program that combines the sport of squash with academics, mentoring, community service, and […]

New study explores how personalities affect mentoring relationships

By Limor Goldner Goldner, L. (2015). Prote ge´s’ Personality Traits, Expectations, the Quality of the Mentoring Relationship and Adjustment: A Big Five Analysis, Child Youth Care Forum. Online 26 May. Abstract Background   Community-based mentoring interventions can benefit high-risk youth.  However, meta-analyses suggest that these benefits may be conditioned by protégés’ personality. Objectives   Associations between protégés’ […]

FORUM: How is your mentoring program collaborating in the community?

One of the more interesting, and potentially impactful, trends in the social sector over the last few years has been the rise of “collective impact” efforts in hundreds of communities across the United States. While mentoring programs and others who work with youth and families to build resiliency and promote lifelong success have always collaborated […]

Program Corner: The Power of Engaging Local Churches in Mentoring

Dave Van Patten (Program Editor): I have known Peter Vanacore for 30 years.  We both worked together in Long Island Youth Guidance, a faith-based mentoring program serving juvenile offenders.  In the early 80’s, nearly 100 churches formed five coalitions that underwrote the costs of running an intensive one-on-one mentoring program in each of their respective towns.  […]