Mentor

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

New research evaluates impact of pairing at-risk youth with survivors of the Holocaust

A Social-Justice Informed Evaluation of a Mentorship-Based Program Pairing At-Risk Youth and Holocaust Survivors

Morgan-Consoli et al., 2016

Summarized by Rachel Rubin

 

Background:

Mentoring programs have been shown to have positive outcomes for youth, such as improving youths’ relationships … Read the rest

Mentoring key piece of the puzzle in reducing STEM attrition

Written by Charlie Wood, the Christian Science Monitor

As a freshman, Stephanie Mula found the University of Massachusetts’s engineering program “overwhelming.” A first-generation college student, she wasn’t sure what to expect, how to get the most out of her classes, … Read the rest

Policy Corner: April Updates from Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring

April 2017

This issue of The Chronicle is being published in the last week in April when federal lawmakers are returning from a spring break peppered … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Willem Kooyker of MENTOR

By Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg

Mr. Willem Kooyker is the Chairman of the Board of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Mr. Kooyker first became involved with MENTOR in 1993 and has remained a strong believer in Read the rest

Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on latest policy implications for mentoring

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring

March 2017

Introduction:

The frenzy of current public policy activity at all levels of government as well as in the private sector has set an entirely … Read the rest