Gender Matching: An Investigation of Same- versus Cross-gender Matches

Kanchewa, S. S., Rhodes, J. E., Schwartz, S. E. O., & Olsho, L. E. W. (2014). An investigation of same- versus cross-gender matching for boys in formal school-based mentoring programs. Applied Developmental Science, 18(1), 31–45. Most mentoring programs typically match mentor and mentee by gender. This widespread practice has been supported by theoretical, anecdotal and safety […]

Should we be matching male mentees with female mentors?

Although assigned mentoring relationships have typically involved same gender matches, a growing number of programs, particularly those in schools, are pairing female mentors with male mentees. This practice stems, in large part, from the relative dearth of male mentors and programs’ efforts to increase the availability of youth mentoring to young males on waiting lists. […]

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota Releases Data from “State of Mentoring” Study

Mentoring Gender Gap: Minnesota Needs More Male Mentors MINNEAPOLIS, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — More than $7.5 million is the total value of time given by mentors in Minnesota, yet 250,000 youth throughout the state need a mentor. The most common reason for youth to be on a mentoring program waiting list is […]

Therman Evans, Esq. President of the Board, Mentoring to Manhood - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Therman Evans, Esq. President of the Board, Mentoring to Manhood

Before a young boy can become a man he must see the image of one. We would never want to discount the power and impact that a woman can have in a young boy’s life. There are numerous examples where women have raised accountable and responsible boys. However, if we want to raise a generation […]

Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative

Q. Do you think that it’s a good idea for mentoring programs match young male mentees with female mentors? A. This is not a positive trend because it fails to strengthen the mentoring field by addressing the lack of male mentors. This solution is like running around a weak backhand in tennis. Rather than addressing […]