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Building a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program

By the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Reprinted from the introduction  Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes, but some key components help to ensure excellence and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community […]

What kind of impact does social mentoring have on vulnerable groups?

Prieto-Flores, Ò. & Feu Gelis, J. (2018). What type of impact could social mentoring programs have? An exploration of the existing assessments and a proposal of an analytical framework. Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria, 31, 149-162.  https://doi.org/10.7179/PSRI_2018.31.12 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Researchers have increasingly become interested in studying the impact mentoring has on the social […]

Schrauth and Shapiro: Virtual Mentoring Was Invaluable During the Pandemic. Keeping It Going Can Close the Gap for the 1 in 3 Students Who Need a Mentor’s Help

By Kate Schrauth & David Shapiro, The 24 Early on, it seemed mentoring could be another casualty of the pandemic, the developmental relationships so many young people depended on for guidance and stability dissipating right when they were needed most. The COVID-19 crisis not only had the potential to disrupt learning, it threatened the ability […]

Considerations for Mentoring Indigenous Children and Youth

By Alberta Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Resource Center Description of Resource: This guide contains 10 considerations for the design and delivery of quality mentoring programs for and with children, youth and families of Indigenous descent, including creating inclusive advisory groups, tips for recruitment and retention and screening of indigenous and non-indigenous mentors, and key understandings […]

New meta-analysis of school-based mentoring programs shows promising effects on students’ emotional well-being

Claro, A., & Perelmiter, T. (2021). The Effects of Mentoring Programs on Emotional Well-Being in Youth: A Meta-analysis. Contemporary School Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-021-00377-2 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: While there are many important skills that children develop in school, there are a variety of other essential skills that can be protective factors for their academic success. […]

[Webinar] 14th Annual Mentoring Conference: Mentoring in an Interconnected World

Date: October 18, 2021 – October 22, 2021 Join the Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico for the 14th Annual Mentoring Conference: Mentoring in an Interconnected World. This five-day conference will feature a variety of mentoring workshops geared towards researchers and practitioners. Here is a sample of workshops that will be running before […]

Expert David DuBois Describes the Promise of Mentoring Programs for Delinquency Prevention

To realize the full potential of youth mentoring programs, it is critical to advance research on program effectiveness and population-level impact. By David L. DuBois, Ph.D., National Institute of Justice David L. DuBois, “Mentoring Programs for Youth: A Promising Intervention for Delinquency Prevention,” May 26, 2021, nij.ojp.gov: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/mentoring-programs-youth-promising-intervention-delinquency-prevention Mentoring programs are a prominent strategy in […]

New study explores individual differences in students’ perceptions and use of undergraduate mentoring

Goodman-Wilson, M. (2021). Individual differences in student perceptions and utilization of undergraduate mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 29(3), 328–348. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2021.1927439 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although college academic mentoring can make a significant impact on one’s undergraduate experience, there is a limited amount of studies that explore how psychological individual difference factors affect […]

What makes Mentoring Effective? How Research can Guide you in Selecting a Program

By Julia M. Pryce, Michael S. Kelly, & Thomas E. Keller, PDX Scholar Pryce, J.M., Keller, T.E., & Kelly, M.S. (2007). What makes mentoring effective? How research can guide you in selecting a program. Focal Point, 21 (2), 19-21. Contemporary practitioners and policymakers widely accept that having a significant, positive relationship with an adult is instrumental […]

[Webinar] Social and Emotional Learning: Exploring Models and Strategies for Mentoring Programs

Date: May 20, 2021 1:00 PM EST In this month’s collaborative mentoring webinar series, MENTOR will be hosting a panel to discuss how social and emotional learning (SEL) can be incorporated into mentoring programs.   The panelists will also discuss ways that mentors, mentees, parents, and staff can get involved in the curriculum-building process.  To register […]