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Seven key issues in professionalizing mentoring programs

Stoeger, H., Balestrini, D.P., & Ziegler, A. (2021). Key issues in professionalizing mentoring practices. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483, 5–18. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14537 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although mentoring has become increasingly common over the years, the popularity of it is starting to decrease.  This paper describes 7 issues concerning the […]

‘I Know I’m Not Alone’: The Importance of Mentors Right Now

Most mentoring programs have moved online, but some wait lists are long and the rare person-to-person connection is sorely missed. By Alix Strauss, New York Times Although mentoring programs are known for promoting youth development and well-being, the pandemic has made it hard for many programs to keep up with the increasing demand for their […]

The benefits of group mentoring for adolescent girls: results from the Young Women Leaders Program

Deutsch, N. L., Reitz-Krueger, C. L., Henneberger, A. K., Futch Ehrlich, V. A., & Lawrence, E. (2017). “It Gave Me Ways to Solve Problems and Ways to Talk to People”: Outcomes From a Combined Group and One-on-One Mentoring Program for Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Adolescent Research, 32(3), 291–322. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558416630813 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes […]

Why Mentoring Matters

Join Michelle and Ashley (staff members of the Mentoring Partnership) for a newly launched podcast, called Mentor Chat! In Episode 1, “Why Mentoring Matters”, the hosts discuss the importance of mentoring, in addition to how these supportive relationships can positively impact everybody’s lives.   To access the resource, please click here.  

[Webinar] Maximizing Youth Voice in Mentoring: A Youth-Led Discussion

  Date: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020, 1 PM – 2:15 PM EST This month’s MENTOR webinar will open up space for mentees to share their own experiences, insights, and advice. The goal of this event is to help mentors and mentoring professionals to better understand mentee needs, as well as to learn how to build […]

New study advances our understanding of mentor relationship development

Drew, A. L., & Spencer, R. (2021). Mentors’ approach to relationship-building and the supports they provide to youth: A qualitative investigation of community-based mentoring relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 121, 105846.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105846 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Given how important mentoring relationships are in promoting positive youth development, it’s important to understand how […]

It’s time to amplify mentoring: MENTOR launches new public awareness campaign

By MENTOR MENTOR, in partnership with American Student Assistance (ASA), launched a new public awareness campaign: Mentoring Amplifies! The campaign seeks to promote a positive narrative around mentoring, address the common barriers to becoming a mentor, and to emphasize the importance of relationships, particularly in this moment when loneliness is on the rise. The graphics, […]

New study explores how informal mentors’ motivations affect outcomes

Liu, Y., Aad, A. A., Maalouf, J., & Hamdan, O. A. (2020). Self- vs. other-focused mentoring motives in informal mentoring: Conceptualizing the impact of motives on mentoring behaviours and beneficial mentoring outcomes. Human Resource Development International, 0(0), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1789401 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring motives affect positive mentoring outcomes, especially within informal mentoring relationships […]

New study examines how relationship quality affects academic & behavioral outcomes

Jablon, E. M., & Lyons, M. D. (2020). Dyadic report of relationship quality in school-based mentoring: Effects on academic and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22477 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The strength and quality of mentoring relationships can have positive effects on student-related outcomes There is a limited amount of […]

New study proposes a model of attunement for mentoring relationships

Gilkerson, L., & Pryce, J. (2020). The mentoring FAN: A conceptual model of attunement for youth development settings. Journal of Social Work Practice, 0(0), 1–16.  https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2020.1768516 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although youth mentoring has increased in popularity over the years, many mentoring relationships are still ending prematurely.  Because there’s a limited amount of […]