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Making the college transition: New study explores mentoring among foster youth

Gowdy, G., & Hogan, S. (2020). Informal mentoring among foster youth entering higher education. Children and Youth Services Review, 105716.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105716 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: This study explores what kinds of informal mentors foster youth preparing to enter a four-year university have access to, as well as how this affects the support foster children […]

How policies improve the experiences of youth in foster care

Font, S. A., & Gershoff, E. T. (2020). Foster Care: How We Can, and Should, Do More for Maltreated Children. Social Policy Report, 33(3), 1–40. https://doi.org/10.1002/sop2.10 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although large-scale federal policy reforms on foster care are becoming more prevalent, there are still a lot of issues concerning the well-being […]

New MentoringU podcast introduces you to Renee Moss: 30 year veteran of mentoring!

In this exclusive iTunes MentoringU podcast, Renee Moss, program director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, describes her journey from teaching to mentoring and ultimately to BBBS. She has been with the organization for over 30 years. Renee is passionate about forging community partnerships and collaborations. A result of her drive is the country’s only Adoption Mentoring […]