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What is literacy-enhanced mentoring (LEM) and can it improve youth match outcomes?

Peaslee, L., Teye, A. C., & Baker, J. S. (2022). Promising Practices for Improving the Match Outcomes of Young Children: An Evaluation of the School-Based Literacy-Enhanced Mentoring (LEM) Program. Child & Youth Care Forum.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-022-09675-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although recent research indicates that instrumental relationship styles can strengthen school-based mentoring, there’s a lack […]

[Webinar] Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ Standard 4: Matching

Date: January 5, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Matching is a critical process in establishing effective mentoring relationships. Join Aristede Hill to learn about a) the purpose of mentoring matches, b) the compatibility considerations for program practices, c) the requirements of forming long-lasting mentorships, and d) the cultural competencies needed to support mentoring pairs. […]

Which mentees benefit the most from same-race mentors?

Champion, B., Szlendak, Z., & Woodruff, C. (2021). Who Benefits Most From From a Same-Race Mentor? Evidence From a Nationwide Youth Mentoring Program. Brachel Champion. http://brachelchampion.com/files/mentoring.pdf Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although same-race or ethnicity-matched mentorships are perceived to be more effective than cross-racial mentorships, their overall effects are unclear. This paper assesses whether having […]

What do my parents think of my mentor?: How parental approval of matches impact mentorship strength & duration

Shamblen, S. R., Courser, M. W., Schweinhart, A. M., & Thompson, K. (2020). If momma ain’t happy with the mentoring relationship, ain’t nobody happy with the mentoring relationship: Parental satisfaction as a predictor of mentoring match strength and length. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(3), 879–890. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22304 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there is evidence that shows […]

The loudest signal in the noise: Acknowledging a remarkably consistent finding in youth mentoring

Jean Rhodes In case you missed it, a very impressive, very comprehensive report on the effects of mentoring program enhancements was released recently (Jarjoura, Tanyu, Janet Forbush, Herrera, &  Keller, 2018). With funding from OJJDP, the team collected multiple waves of data from 30 programs (N = 2176) across 13 states which were sampled to be representative […]

Youth with high stress need mentors carefully chosen to match with them

by Elizabeth Raposa, youthtoday.org In recent decades, youth mentoring programs have grown exponentially in popularity and have received increasing support from both private and public sources of funding. These programs have helped ensure that more youth have access to a close relationship with a caring adult, which can provide a wide array of benefits, including […]