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New dissertation explores the persistence of first-generation college students during COVID-19

Beckman, C.M. (2022). How First-Generation Undergraduates Persisted During COVID-19: Adaptive Capital? [Doctoral Dissertation, Saint Mary’s College of California]. ProQuestDissertations Publishing. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There are different persistence and retention rates between first-generation (FC) college students and continuing-generation college students (CS). Evidence also indicates that people who have a bachelor’s degree can have […]

Connection Over Content: A New Era for Education Technology

By Julia Freeland Fisher, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, Social Impact Review The pandemic cast education technology (edtech) into a starring — and some might argue above-its-paygrade — role in education. For many students and overwhelmed parents, virtual learning became synonymous with isolation. Algorithms and Zoom rooms were meager surrogates for authentic connection. Students’ relationships with […]

Lessons learned from after-school program responses to COVID-19 in Spain

Morata, T., López, P., Palasí, E., Hodges, J. C., & Calvo, R. (2022). After-school programmes response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned from Barcelona, Spain. Child & Family Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12925 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  ​​ The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on youths’ academics and psychosocial well-being, particularly those from low-income […]

Mentoring Solutions for Sustaining Youth Employment

By Charline Alexandre- Joseph, National Youth Employment Coalition In this time of social distancing and multiple pandemics, MENTOR thinks a lot about power, privilege, and opportunities, especially when it comes to how young people will access the job market. Last September, Equitable Futures surveyed approximately 1,200 young people ages 15- to 21-years old and found […]

Meet Gen C, the Covid generation

By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN CNN’s Alisha Ebrahimji and Janelle Davis contributed to this report. Updated 8:09 AM ET, Thu March 11, 2021 (CNN) Natalie Sanchez heard it in her children’s voices when their birthday parties were canceled and saw it on their faces when they couldn’t play with friends. It was more than just […]

Bridging the Mental Health Care Gap for Black Children Requires a Focus on Racial Equity and Access

By Fadumo M. Abdi & Mavis Sanders, Child Trends  Black children and families in the United States experience direct, indirect, and intergenerationally transmitted stressors that result from systemic racism, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to pre-COVID mental and emotional health outcomes, data since the onset of the pandemic show […]

Vlog: Youth Mental Health & Reshaping Our Culture

By Daniel Fairley II, Youth-NEX This vlog is the second in a series. View the first blog entitled “Youth at the Intersection of the Movement for Racial Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Highlights: I am the Youth Opportunity Coordinator focused on Black Male Achievement in the City of Charlottesville. In my work, I identify and […]

OPINION: There’s an effective way to guide our students through mental health problems

Schools do not have the resources they need, but relying on peers is a great step in the right direction By Chelsea Waite and Julia Freeland Fisher, The Hechinger Report New CDC data out last month revealed that more than 4 in 10 teens report feeling “persistently sad or hopeless.” The data reflects what parents […]

“It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon:” A mixed-method study of mentoring during COVID-19

Marino, C., Gaboardi, M., Kaufman, M. R., Bonichini, S., Bergamin, M., Canale, N., & Santinello, (2022). “It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon”: A mixed method study with mentors in the Italian Mentor-UP program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2070993 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Italy was […]

[Webinar] From Crisis Into Capacity: Research and Practice Lessons from the Pandemic to Inform the E-Mentoring of Tomorrow

Date: Apr 25, 2022 12:00 PM EST E-mentoring became essential for programs at the onset of the pandemic. With the increased usage of this approach, more and more researchers are studying it. Join Dr. Michelle Kaufman (Johns Hopkins University) and moderator Mike Garringer (MENTOR) to learn more about a) what makes e-mentoring work and b) […]