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School-based Group Mentoring Can Promote Resilience in Vulnerable High School Students

Kuperminc, G. P., Chan, W. Y., Hale, K. E., Joseph, H. L., & Delbasso, C. A. (2020). The Role of School-based Group Mentoring in Promoting Resilience among Vulnerable High School Students. American Journal of Community Psychology, 65(1–2), 136–148. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12347 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The limited research on group mentoring shows it can help […]

Does mentoring by teachers help academically at-risk high school students ?

Larose, S., Duchesne, S., & Châteauvert, G. B. (2020). How does mentoring by teachers improve the adjustment of academically at-risk students in high school? International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 8(1), 36–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2018.1509035    Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The study aims to better understand how to help academically at-risk students in their adjustment […]

Program cuts drop-out rate for black male high schoolers

By Carrie Spector, Futurity  Access to an achievement program called “Manhood Development” significantly reduced the number of black male students who dropped out of high school, a new study shows. The study found smaller reductions in the number of black female students who dropped out as well, suggesting a possible spillover effect. School leaders in […]

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Does the quality of a natural mentoring relationship affect the perceived value of school for Latinx students?

Anderson, A.J., Sánchez, B. and McMahon, S.D. (2019), Natural Mentoring, Academic Motivation, and Values Toward Education Among Latinx Adolescents. Am J Community Psychol, 63: 99-109. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12319 Summarized by Jeremy Astesano Notes of Interest: This short-term longitudinal study examined how the quality of a natural mentoring relationship and the intrinsic motivation of Latinx students would relate […]

A potential alternative mentoring intervention for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Karoff, M., Tucker, A. R., Alvarez, T., & Kovacs, P. (2017). Infusing a peer-to-peer support program with Adventure Therapy for adolescent students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Experiential Education, 40, 394-408. doi:10.1177/1053825917727551 Summarized by Renée Klein Schaarsberg Notes of Interest: This article provides preliminary support for a way to increase social competence and decreasing […]

New study on the role of mentoring relationships and access to social capital

Shier, M. L., Gouthro, S., & de Goias, R. (2018). The pursuit of social capital among adolescent high school aged girls: The role of formal mentor-mentee relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 93, 276-282 Summarized by Cyanea Poon & Rachel Thompson Notes of Interest: This study focus on how social capital contributes to the occupational attainment goals […]

NMRC quality member spotlight: The garage community and youth center

By Abigail Ellis, National Mentoring Resources Center The Garage Community and Youth Center has been a haven for middle and high school youth living near their two sites in Kennett Square and West Grove, Pennsylvania. Amongst diverse out of school time, programs like arts, community service activities, career coaching, and tutoring, their longstanding mentoring program was a […]

Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail: But whose fault is that?

By Sam Carr, Lecturer in Education, University of Bath The psychiatrist Harry Sullivan believed that nothing is a more significant determinant of psychological well-being than the nature of our closest social bonds. In adolescence, research has consistently linked the quality of friendships to important outcomes such as emotional health, self esteem, the ability to overcome social […]

LGBT Youth Who Come Out In School Have Better Self-Esteem, Finds Study

A new study examines a link between mental health and coming out early. by madeline roth 2/10/2015 While it’s easy to dismiss the at times naïve idea that “it gets better” for all LGBT youth as they grow up, a new study seems to show that yes, it actually does. The study — published in […]