Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of mentoring across the US? By Lisa Suhay, Correspondent / May 19, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor CNA […]

Important new report provides national overview of youth mentoring

As reported by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Download full report here.   The Mentoring Effect is a compelling new report informed by the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of both informal and formal mentoring, as well as a literature and landscape review and insights from a variety of key leaders […]

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 […]

What is Your Evidence-Based Mentoring IQ?

by David DuBois   With the ever-growing volume of research on youth mentoring (Blakeslee & Keller, 2012), it is a formidable task for even the most evidence-minded practitioner, policy-maker, or funder to keep up with the latest findings. Resources and events such as this website, the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring at Portland State University, […]

The Mentor's Field Guide: Essential Reference for Mentoring - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

The Mentor’s Field Guide: An essential reference for quality mentoring

Book review by Jean Rhodes In their book, The Mentor’s Field Guide (MN: Search Institute), former MENTOR CEO Gail Manza and Founder of the Ct. Mentoring Partnership Susan Patrick have teamed up to produce an extremely useful resource for the field of youth mentoring. The book provides research-based, practically applicable information that is designed to develop […]

FORUM: Post-election wish list for youth mentoring - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

FORUM: Post-election wish list for youth mentoring

Now that the election is over and the nation has some political clarity for the next few years, I found myself wondering about what this might mean in terms of federal-level support for mentoring. With stability in the White House and some new faces in Congress, there may be an opportunity to push some new […]

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A Note From The Editor, October 30, 2012

I am delighted to appoint eight new members to the editorial board of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring. With their vast knowledge and experience, the members of this board are well positioned to bring us important perspectives and to stimulate vigorous debates in ways that improve the practice of youth mentoring. The new editors include: W. […]

Child Protection Improvements Act: A Much-Needed Safety Net - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

A Much Needed Safety Net

Programs that serve our nation’s children strike deep emotional chords and often attract powerful constituents. Since many administrators and policy makers are working under the tacit assumption that youth development programs are universally beneficial to youth (an assumption that has been countered in the research literature), they often put their donations into launching new initiatives […]