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New study shows how youth mentoring programs benefit communities

Meltzer, A., & Saunders, I. (2020). Cultivating supportive communities for young people – Mentor pathways into and following a youth mentoring program. Children and Youth Services Review, 110, 104815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104815 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although many formal youth mentoring programs are helping young people access trusted adult mentoring figures, there is still a lack […]

Parents’ and caretakers’ perceptions of informal youth mentorships

Weiler, L. M., Keyzers, A., Scafe, M., Anderson, A., & Cavell, T. A. (2020). “My village fell apart”: Parents’ Views on Seeking Informal Mentoring Relationships for Their Children. Family Relations, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12436 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although evidence has proven the benefits of having non-parental figures involved in children’s lives, many youths […]

Which young people have access to informal mentoring?

Gowdy, G., Miller, D. P., & Spencer, R. (2020). Expanding and deepening our understanding of  which young people are most likely to have an informal mentor. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104490 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Approximately 50% of young people do not have an informal mentor There’s a lack of […]

New research describes the critical nature of informal mentoring for Black graduate students

Notes of Interest: This article highlights the importance of informal mentoring for graduate students, to provide psychosocial support in addition to career preparation. In particular, the experiences of Black graduate students are discussed, given recent and seemingly ongoing national race-related events. Informal mentoring can be used as a way to foster a more inclusive training […]

Research illuminates important factors in informal mentoring relationships

Meltzer, A., Muir, K., & Craig, L. (2016). Being trusted: The perspectives of trusted adults about engaging with young people. Children and Youth Services Review, 63, 58-66.   Summarized by Rachel Rubin   Introduction: As young people move away from home, they often form relationships with trusted adults to help guide them in their newly independent lives. […]

Robert Putnum on why mentors matter

Illustration by Greg Clarke Editor’s Note: This article, which appeared in the October 2015 issue of The Rotarian, provides a nice overview of the issues that Harvard Professor raised in his 2015 book, Our Kids. It describes social capital and how mentors can help redress the growing wealth gap in the U.S.  We Americans like to think of ourselves […]

Dedicated ‘Humans Of New York’ Fans Raise Money To Send Underserved Kids On Harvard Visit

The Huffington Post  |  By Kimberly Yam Humans of New York (HONY) photographer Brandon Stanton is known for capturing incredible stories that move his viewers. And now, his audience is helping to give some of his subjects amazing opportunities. Money from HONY fans is pouring in to send kids from a Brooklyn school to visit […]

Fall 2014 Short Course Broadcast Online

Due to the high volume of registration requests and limited seating capacity we will be broadcasting the upcoming fall 2014 Short Course Strengthening Links Between Formal and Informal Mentoring live through the online service Livestream. Viewers will need to create a free Livestream account before they are able to access the online stream broadcast. The Short Course broadcast stream […]