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How Mentors Support Young Adults as They Gain Awareness of Societal Inequality and Engage in Social Action

Authors: Lidia Y. Monjaras-Gaytan & Bernadette Sánchez Young people have been at the forefront of many sociopolitical issues — whether they are protesting, getting involved with community organizing, sharing their views on social issues on social media, or simply challenging their friends’ racist opinions. They are demonstrating that at a young age, they are becoming […]

Progress Not Perfection: A Pathway to HOPE

By Jamal Stroud, M.A. (Camp HOPE America, Mentor and Outreach Manager), National Mentoring Resource Center During National Mentoring Month, we honored mentors, teachers, coaches, family members, community leaders, and countless other individuals who have unselfishly given their time, love, and hope in the name of helping young people reach their full potential. We all benefit […]

Mentors Play a Role in Protecting Youth from Human Trafficking

By U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, National Mentoring Resource Center Young people are especially vulnerable to crimes of exploitation and human trafficking. In fact, according to the most recent data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, more than 23% of human trafficking cases involve victims who are minors. Mentors work with young people […]

How to Give Back to Your Mentor

By Joshua Bowen and Chaveso Cook, Harvard Business Review During a recent phone call, a long-distance mentee asked one of us a familiar question: “Josh, how do I make our relationship more reciprocal? I feel like you’ve helped so much with my career, but I have nothing to offer in return.” We’ve found, among our […]

“It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon:” A mixed-method study of mentoring during COVID-19

Marino, C., Gaboardi, M., Kaufman, M. R., Bonichini, S., Bergamin, M., Canale, N., & Santinello, (2022). “It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon”: A mixed method study with mentors in the Italian Mentor-UP program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2070993 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Italy was […]

Assessing mentoring interventions for youth with ASD by adults with ASD

Gunty, K. Y., Weiler, L., Keyzers, A., & Hudock, R. (2022). Assessing need and acceptability of a youth mentoring intervention for adolescents with autism by adults with autism. 2(2). Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although families of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate high levels of family coping, they still experience high levels […]

[Webinar] Expectations and Boundaries: Helping mentors approach the “toughest kids” in the best ways

Date: Apr 21, 2022, 01:00 PM EST Although many people sign up to become mentors to form intimate bonds and make a positive change,  they eventually face obstacles that challenge their initial expectations. Join MENTOR for a conversation on establishing realistic expectations and boundaries in mentorships, and how powersharing in developmental relationships, complex trauma, implicit […]

New study identifies predictors of youth mentorship termination

Lyons, M. D., & Edwards, K. D. (2022). Strategies for monitoring mentoring relationship quality to predict early program dropout. American Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12585 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the popularity of mentoring in America, many studies on these interventions have small to moderate effect sizes. Assessment data have the potential […]

[Webinar] Helping Mentees to Set and Achieve Goals

Date: Mar 17, 2022 01:00 PM EST Guiding mentees with setting and achieving goals play an important role in mentorships. Join this workshop to learn how to a) implement innovative approaches for helping mentees with making & achieving their goals and b) retrieve various goal-setting exercises and models This live webinar will be recorded and […]

What are mentor & mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring? New study has answers

Lyon, K. A., Holroyd, H., Malette, N., Greer, K., & Bartolic, S. K. (2022). Owning the conversation: Mentor and mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2030187 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although peer mentoring is mutually beneficial for mentors and mentees, many studies assess structured versions of this relationship […]