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Profiles in mentoring: Professor Sarah Schwartz

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Six Questions with Sarah Schwartz: Youth-Initiated Mentoring and the Connected Scholars Program

By Justin Preston

 

Mentoring programs across the country are often faced with two interconnected, stubborn issues: The shortage of available mentors for young people hoping to be … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Veronica Fruiht

Written by Kirsten Christensen

Veronica Fruiht is an Assistant professor and researcher at Dominican University of California. Her research interests center around the construct of hope and mentoring relationships among young people. Specifically, Dr. Fruiht is interested in understanding and Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Johanna Greeson on Natural Mentoring and Foster Care

johanna_greeson_CEBMby Kate Powers

Introduction: Johanna Greeson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Greeson received her MSW from Bryn Mawr College in 1999, and then returned to school for … Read the rest

Mentoring key piece of the puzzle in reducing STEM attrition

Written by Charlie Wood, the Christian Science Monitor

As a freshman, Stephanie Mula found the University of Massachusetts’s engineering program “overwhelming.” A first-generation college student, she wasn’t sure what to expect, how to get the most out of her classes, … Read the rest

Mentoring capitalizes on on our best evolutionary tendencies to combat loneliness: New research

Posted by Steve Koppes

New research has shown that reducing loneliness through meaningful connections can foster less self-centered, more pro-social behaviors, a finding that highlights the important role mentoring can play in reducing loneliness.

The findings also suggest a positive … Read the rest

New research on mentoring LGBT youth of color and transgender youth

Poteat, V. P. & Scheer, J. R. (2016). GSA advisors’ self-efficacy related to LGBT youth of color and transgender youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 13(4), 311-325. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2016.1185757

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham

 

Background:

LGBTQ youth are frequently victimized … Read the rest

How a Canadian mentoring program flipped the script on negative refugee stereotypes

By Julia Pryce and Michael Kelly

Ammar (not his real name), a refugee from Syria, entered Canada two years ago at the age of 14. When he first moved to Canada with his mother and sister, he was extremely shy … Read the rest

Making the case for mentors in helping veterans translate their skills to civilian life

Written by Julie Silard Kantor, President & CEO, Twomentor, LLC

At Twomentor, we like to share bi-weekly thought leadership from phenomenal executives and social entrepreneurs focused on: social impact entrepreneurship, mentoring cultures, sponsorship and elevating women & diversity in … Read the rest

Slipping through my fingers: What a new study (and sappy song) reveal about relationships

by Jean Rhodes

Slipping through my fingers all the time,

I try to capture every minute

The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see what’s in her mind

Each time I think I’m Read the rest

Mentors can spot mental health troubles in mentees

Zimmerman, M. A. (2010). Natural mentors, mental health, and risk behaviors: A longitudinal analysis of African American adolescents transitioning into adulthood. American Journal of Community Psychology, 46(1-2), 36-48. doi: 10.1007/s10464-010-9325-x

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham

Background:

As adolescents grow into … Read the rest