How To Find A Mentor As A College Student Or Recent Grad

By Tracy Brower, PhD, Reprinted from Forbes If you want to advance your career, expand your capabilities or just get advice, you can’t do better than finding a mentor, especially as a college student or recent grad. But a lot of people aren’t sure how to find a coach, and they are reluctant to ask […]

[Webinar] Professional Development Workshop: Making the Most of Your Mentoring Relationship

Reprinted from the Association for Psychological Science  Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC) Description: What’s the best way to establish a productive mentoring relationship? Join this workshop to learn how to establish healthy mentoring relationships with crucial boundaries and outcomes from both mentee and […]

Triumphs and Trials in Formal Youth Mentoring: Unpacking Findings From AJCP Research

Reference: Hagler, M. A., Jones, K. V., Anderson, A. J., McQuillin, S. D., Weiler, L. M., & Sánchez, B. (2023). Striving for safety, impact, and equity: A critical consideration of AJCP publications on formal youth mentoring programs. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study Over the past thirty years, […]

Meaningful Mentorship: Tips on the Mentor/Mentee Experience

By NMRC Youth Advisory Council, Reprinted from National Mentoring Resource Center 1. How do you ask someone you would like to mentor you? (assuming this is a non-facilitated situation/environment) a. Asking someone about a possible mentorship can be a scary task. But often, people are excited about having the opportunity to pass on their knowledge […]

How Can We Leverage Mentors to Build Student Resilience?

Developed by Manolya Tanyu, Reprinted from the National Center on Safe Supportive Environments Mental health is a dynamic state of balance between one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being (Galderisi et al., 2015). Everyday stresses can affect this balance. Stress may result from, for example, poverty; marginalization; historical trauma; lack of safety at home, school, and/or […]

[Webinar] 2024 National Mentoring Summit

Date: January 24 – 26, 2024 The National Mentoring Summit, organized annually by MENTOR, brings together a diverse community of mentoring practitioners, scholars, youth advocates, government officials, philanthropists, and affiliates with a shared mission of fostering positive changes for youth. Attendees will have an opportunity to exchange information, form new relationships, and learn about the […]

[Webinar] The Credible Messenger Model: A Transformative Approach to Mentoring

Date: Sep 26, 2023, 01:00 PM EST The credible messenger model is an innovative mentoring approach that encourages mentors to share their experiences with their mentees (particularly ones involved in the juvenile justice system). Join this webinar to learn more about what sets this model apart from conventional mentoring approaches and how practitioners can incorporate […]

How can we actually measure mentors’ cultural responsiveness? New NMRC report has answers

By Savannah B. Simpson & Amy J. Anderson, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center While there are high rates of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) families and youth looking for support from mentoring programs,[1] the disproportionate number of White volunteer mentors in the U.S. presents considerations for mentoring practice to effectively serve BIPOC […]

Sep 21: Neurodiversity & Mentoring Webinar

Date: Sep 21, 2023, 01:00 PM EST In an era where the term “neurodiversity” is gaining recognition, it’s essential for people to understand what it truly means. Neurodiversity describes the diverse variations and functionalities in people’s brains. This webinar explores the implications neurodiversity has in the realm of youth mentoring and programming. Joining this event […]

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The Transformative Force of Youth Mentoring Across Communities, Schools, and Talent Domains

Luo, L., & Stoeger, H. (2023). Unlocking the transformative power of mentoring for youth development in communities, schools, and talent domains. Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study The concept of supportive relationships between an older or more experienced individual and a younger or less experienced individual dates back to […]