Youth Initiated Mentoring: A new approach to working with vulnerable adolescents

Schwartz, S., Rhodes, J., Spencer, R., & Grossman, J. (in press.) Youth initiated mentoring: Investigating a new approach to working with vulnerable adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology.   Introduction:  This article examines the use of Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) in the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP), an intensive residential program for youth who […]

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FORUM: Preparing mentees for their next mentors

There is widespread agreement that having mentors throughout our lives is a healthy and beneficial thing, providing us with the guidance, role modeling, and connections we need to successfully navigate life’s sometimes choppy waters. But to what degree do our youth mentoring programs prepare youth for having a lifetime full of mentors? Programs obviously put […]