The answers to these 3 questions may rock your world

by Jean Rhodes

Taken the quiz? Good. Now let’s explore these numbers…

Attrition: In a recent study of 6,500 mentoring relationships, we found that overall prevalence of premature match closure was 38%, with rates climbing even higher among youth Read the rest

New program combines coding and mentoring to help at-risk youth

Written by Jessica Guynn and Megan Diskin, USA TODAY

CAMARILLO and SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Inside an aging brick facility ringed by a chain-link fence and agricultural fields, 14 young people convicted of violent crimes are trying to program a … Read the rest


July is College Access and Career Readiness Month!

From MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Mentors can play an instrumental role in preparing young people for college and career. This month, we’re focusing on sharing resources that can help mentors and mentees successfully navigate the road towards higher education

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For Teachers (and mentors) to Succeed, More Effort Is Needed to Help Those Learning English

Carola Suárez-Orozco, a professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, is co-author of “Children of Immigration,” and co-editor of “Transitions: The Development of Children of Immigrant.”

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Donors bet big on paid mentoring: Does it work?

Written by Michael Fitzgerald, The Chronicle of Social Change

Mentoring saved 41-year-old Gary Clemons’ life.

Separated from his mother at age 5, running with violent gangs at 15, father to a visually disabled child at 19, and homeless at 24 … Read the rest

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

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Mentor Expert

UK’s Children’s Commission releases new report on youth mentoring

by Anne Longfield

The recent tragic murders in London have again brought home how urgently we need to do more to stop young people joining gangs and becoming involved in violent crime. The drugs trade is absolutely ruthless. It grooms

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UNICEF integrates mentoring and innovation in refugee camps to provide opportunity

Written by Andrina Beuggert, Innovation Consultant at UNICEF Jordan

Young Syrians in Jordan’s Azraq and Zaatari camps face an uncertain future. Once they finish school, limited training and work opportunities are available to them and only a few get to … Read the rest

16 Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) affiliates selected to participate in the nationwide “Youth Relationships Study.”

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce that it is one of 16 Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) affiliates selected from across the country to participate in the nationwide “Youth Relationships Study.” This rigorous study will evaluate the … Read the rest

Do your mentors benefit from being a mentor?

Written by Justin Preston

In a Forbes article written late last year, Brett Steenbarger discusses what he calls the “psychology of giving”. In it, he argues that, when we experience ourselves as givers, we receive a deep and enduring affirmation … Read the rest