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How Do You Find a Decent Mentor When You’re Stuck at Home?

By Ruth Gotian, Harvard Business Review According to research, mentorship helps mentors and mentees succeed with job promotion, salary growth, and decreased burnout, and it also improves institutional retention. A recent study from Olivet Nazarene University illustrates that 76% of 3,000 surveyed American professionals believe mentorship is important, yet only 37% actually have a mentor. […]

Why are many formal mentoring relationships ending prematurely?

Spencer, R., Gowdy, G., Drew, A.L., McCormick, M.J., & Keller, T.E.. (2020). “It Takes a Village to Break Up a Match: A Systemic Analysis of Formal Youth Mentoring Relationship Endings.” Child & Youth Care Forum 49(1): 97–120. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many mentoring relationships end prematurely within formal programs This can lead to ineffective […]

The significance of formal youth mentoring in reducing social isolation

Keller, T. E., Perry, M., & Spencer, R. (2019). Reducing Social Isolation Through Formal Youth Mentoring: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48, 1-11. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Feelings of social isolation and loneliness are prevalent among many young people This study argues that developing intergenerational relationships through informal mentoring programs can […]