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On Mentoring and Perennials

By Jean Rhodes and Belle Liang. Spring is in the air in Boston and the flowers are finally beginning to bloom, so it seems like as good a time as any to share with you a commentary on mentoring that draws inspiration from gardening. It’s an updated version of a column that was written with […]

From Supermarket Tomatoes to Apples: Aligning growth and quality through evidence

by Jean Rhodes In 2006, David DuBois and I wrote a report about the state of mentoring in which we likened aspects of the mentoring movement to supermarket tomatoes. As we argued, the field’s expansive growth goals in the 1990’s and early 2000’s had moved youth mentoring toward a mass production approach. That is, in […]

Free Webinar Series! Getting to Ready: Equipping our Youth Leaders

Most youth leaders today find themselves time-challenged to scan or take advantage of the myriad resources made available to them, covering an even greater sea of topics.  Often, the biggest challenge is knowing which resources warrant your time and attention. Today, I’d like to say, “We’ve got one for you!”  Trust me on this one.  […]