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MENTOR releases a series of supplements to the elements of effective practice for mentoring

Back in October, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership released the first entry in a series of planned supplements to their core Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ publication. The initial publication in the series focuses on mentoring programs that … Read the rest

Two new studies highlight the need for more targeted mentoring

by Jean Rhodes

Doctoral student, Alejandro Vázquez, and his faculty mentor, Professor Miguel Villodas had a hunch. They suspected that caregivers were seeking out volunteer mentoring programs as an alternative to traditional mental health services. Villodas, a clinical psychologist, had Read the rest

The impact of a community mentorship program on youth with risks for suicidal behaviors

King, C. A., Gipson, P. Y., Arango, A., Foster, C. E., Clark, M., Ghaziuddin, N., & Stone, D. (2018). LET’s CONNECT community mentorship program for youths with peer social problems: Preliminary findings from a randomized effectiveness trial. Journal of Community Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Carla Herrera on improving mentoring programs

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon

Dr. Carla Herrera is an independent consultant who was most recently a senior research fellow at Public/Private Ventures. Dr. Herrera has published numerous reports and articles on school-based, community-based and group mentoring over the past 20 Read the rest

Webinar: Diverse Ways Corporations Support Youth Mentoring

Diverse Ways Corporations Support Youth Mentoring
October 30, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership’s October IMPACT webinar will be featuring MENTOR Affiliates and their corporate partners to showcase the diverse ways that companies are supporting … Read the rest

Meeting youth where they are: Why social-emotional skills and culturally responsive mentoring is critical for college and career readiness

By Joana Ortiz, mentoring.org

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t … Read the rest

Mentor Webinar: School-Integrated Mentoring

COLLABORATIVE MENTORING WEBINAR SERIES

Thursday, September 20, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:15PM EST

A school is a natural hub for connections between young people and adults, and therefore can be a good place to build mentoring relationships for students in … Read the rest

What’s new in Public Policy? September, 2018

Janet ForbushBy Janet Forbush, Contributing Editor

Background:  The Labor Day holiday week-end is in the “rearview mirror” as we enter the first full week of September 2018.  With the beginning of a new school year throughout the country; resumption of key … Read the rest

For teen mothers facing homelessness, mentors can make a difference