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Improving the Quality of Mentoring Programmes & Recommendations for the European Mentoring Field – Interview with Thomas E. Keller

By Erika Irabor, Mentoring Europe Our European mentoring community is constantly seeking innovation – improvement, and interaction. Therefore, QUALITY in mentoring is like water for flowers – without it, nothing can grow. One way to accomplish that mission is to learn from other mentoring experts. And this also represents the key purpose of this blog […]

[Webinar] Transformational Change for Mentoring Organizations: How to maintain a full and healthy cup through care, wellness, and a shift away from traditional practices that lead to burnout

Date: Nov 17, 2022, 01:00 PM EST Ever wondered how you could create a healthier workplace culture? Join this month’s CMWS webinar to learn about how we can go beyond self-care and traditional practices associated with burnout to establish transformational, organizational changes. To register for the event, please click here.

[CMWS Webinar] Leveraging Assets to Address Resource Gaps in Rural Mentoring

Date: [UPDATED] Postponed, new date coming soon! Although 18% of American youth (13.4 million) live in rural communities, only 10% of U.S. mentoring programs are located within their areas. Join this CMWS webinar to learn about the creative strategies the panel members have used and the innovative partnerships they have created. To register for the […]

New study on school-based “motivation interviewing mentorship” intervention in India

Hart, M. J., Sable, R., Gupta, A., Boddu, J., & McQuillin, S. D. (2022). Adapting a school-based motivational interviewing mentoring program for use in India. School Psychology International, 43(2), 196–216. https://doi.org/10.1177/01430343221080782 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth mentoring is a common approach that is increasingly being implemented abroad to promote supportive, caring relationships and […]

“It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon:” A mixed-method study of mentoring during COVID-19

Marino, C., Gaboardi, M., Kaufman, M. R., Bonichini, S., Bergamin, M., Canale, N., & Santinello, (2022). “It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon”: A mixed method study with mentors in the Italian Mentor-UP program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2070993 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Italy was […]

New study investigates the effectiveness of a peer-mentoring school intervention in the UK

Stapley, E., Town, R., Yoon, Y., Lereya, S. T., Farr, J., Turner, J., Barnes, N., & Deighton, J. (2022). A mixed methods evaluation of a peer mentoring intervention in a UK school setting: Perspectives from mentees and mentors. Children and Youth Services Review, 132, 106327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106327 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Peer support has become increasingly […]

[Webinar] 2022 Youth Mentoring Research Symposium

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 1-4 PM EST; Special poster session from 6-7 PM, and Thursday, April 28, 1-4 PM. Registration is now open for the 2022 Youth Mentoring Research Symposium (virtual). Join researchers to discuss the state of mentoring topics that affect public policy & philanthropy, in addition to methodologies and frameworks for conducting more […]

[Webinar] From Crisis Into Capacity: Research and Practice Lessons from the Pandemic to Inform the E-Mentoring of Tomorrow

Date: Apr 25, 2022 12:00 PM EST E-mentoring became essential for programs at the onset of the pandemic. With the increased usage of this approach, more and more researchers are studying it. Join Dr. Michelle Kaufman (Johns Hopkins University) and moderator Mike Garringer (MENTOR) to learn more about a) what makes e-mentoring work and b) […]

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 […]

[Call for submissions] Mentoring for Social Inclusion in Turbulent Times. Political Entanglements, Critical Consciousness and Dynamics of Inequality in Programs

In recent years, mentoring for social inclusion has expanded rapidly as a much-vaunted form of social intervention around the globe. Related programs often facilitate social support by creating and guiding personal relationships between local volunteers and individuals from different target groups, e.g. immigrants, minorities, or marginalized youth. Far from emerging in a political void, mentoring […]