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Can learning-related social support mitigate the effect life stress has on adolescent life satisfaction?

Lyons, M. D., & Jiang, X. (2022). School-Related Social Support as a Buffer to Stressors in the Development of Adolescent Life Satisfaction. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 38(1), 21–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/15377903.2021.1895397 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research shows that learning-related social support correlates with developmental outcomes. It’s still unclear whether learning-related social support mitigates the impact […]

New study explores how cultural mistrust and mentoring affect students’ attitudes toward school

O’Donnell, A. J., Harris, K., Sánchez, B., & Thursby, K. (2022). The Roles of Cultural Mistrust and Mentoring in Latinx Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward School. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12758 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research indicates that current & historical experiences of racism correlate with youth developing cultural mistrust towards educational institutions & authorities […]

Trauma-responsive Educational Practices: Providing Schools with Tools to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis

By Anusha Chinthalapale, American Youth Policy Forum Our youth are facing ever-increasing amounts of trauma and often expected to participate in classroom instruction and interact with educators, administrators, and other students as if none of the trauma exists. And the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem, which was a recent focus of an advisory from […]

Shapiro: In His State of the Union Address, President Biden Called on All Americans to Step Up for Students. Here Are 3 Places to Start

By David Shapiro (CEO of MENTOR), The74 Two years into the pandemic, the student mental health crisis is finally getting the attention it deserves. On the biggest stage in politics, President Joe Biden used part of his State of the Union address to call on all Americans to step up to support students affected by […]

What are the benefits and motives of becoming college peer mentors in sports?

Hayman, R., Wharton, K., Bruce-Martin, C., & Allin, L. (2022). Benefits and motives for peer mentoring in higher education: An exploration through the lens of cultural capital. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2057098 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence demonstrates that adapting to academic and social demands are two of the most challenging aspects […]

The Benefits of an Alumni Mentorship Program for Students

A temporary strategy designed to improve virtual learning has become a successful schoolwide policy that supports students and teachers. By Trevor Gardner, Edutopia This was a typical day in the fall of 2021 at my school: Brenda, both an alum of the school and an academic mentor, sits beside a student in Ms. K’s Advanced […]

College students to administrators: Let’s talk about mental health

Covid distress made issues more urgent, but students fed up with inadequate mental health care began fighting for change even before the pandemic        By Laura Pappano, The Hechinger Report MEQUON, Wis. — With the pandemic dragging on, the string of setbacks that recently hit Lucas Regnier, a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin, has become […]

Serving All Students: Promoting a Healthier, More Supportive School Environment

By Kristen Harper, Child Trends Introduction Chairman Sablan, Ranking Member Owens, and members of the Subcommittee—I thank you for elevating the important issue of creating healthy and supportive schools for all of our nation’s children and youth. Please accept my testimony on behalf of Child Trends, a nonpartisan research institute known for its rigorous and […]

For Native Education, Community Is the Answer

By Kameryn Point (AYPF Policy & Programs Associate), American Youth Policy Forum While tribal communities and cultures vary greatly, many Indigenous youth experience significant difficulties and hardships throughout the United States. These challenges can be directly traced to the impact of colonization on tribal communities such as what Indigenous youth experienced in the boarding school […]

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Prioritizing Connections During National Mentoring Month

Prioritizing Connections During National Mentoring Month Thursday, January 27 at 3 pm PT / 6 pm ET National Mentoring Month is a great time for educators to share the connection strategies they use with students to support meaningful relationships in their classrooms. In this webinar, you will learn how relationship building practices align with learning […]