It’s not a bug, it’s a feature: New study explores mentoring program activities

Lyons, M. D., & McQuillin, S. D. (2021). It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature: Evaluating Mentoring Programs with Heterogeneous Activities. Child & Youth Care Forum. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the prevalence of mentoring relationships between non-parental figures and youth, many evaluations on these dyads only show moderate effects on youth-related outcomes.   […]

More than fun and games? New study explores how mentors strike a balance between fun and goal-oriented activities

Kanchewa, S., Christensen, K. M., Poon, C. Y. S., Parnes, M., & Schwartz, S. (2021). More than fun and games? Understanding the role of school-based mentor-mentee match activity profiles in relationship processes and outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 120, 105757. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although evidence suggests that matched mentoring activities can […]

How “mind mapping” can help mentors and mentees find activities

By Shawn Mintz (from MentorCity) Brainstorm possibilities on how you can achieve your goals and create action-oriented plans. Sometimes when you are in a mentoring relationship, you get stuck on what else you can do together. There are several activities that you can do to figure out your next steps, but let’s talk about one […]