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How shared experiences between mentors and protégés encourage perspective-taking among protégés

Varghese, L., & Finkelstein, L. (2021). An investigation of self-efficacy crossover between mentors and protégés within mentoring dyads: Mentoring and self-efficacy. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 80-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14324 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring can help promote a wide variety of positive outcomes in the workplace, whether it’s receiving a […]

How faculty-student mentoring relationships affect college students’ development and academic success

Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M., Liu, D., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). Predictors of close faculty−student relationships and mentorship in higher education: Findings from the Gallup−Purdue Index. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 36–49.  https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14342 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Supportive mentoring relationships have an influential effect on college students’ academic […]

Making the case for paraprofessional mentoring …40 years ago

by Jean Rhodes In 1979, a young psychology professor named Joseph Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the helping professions. What Joe sought to do was to combine all published studies that had compared the outcomes of experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers with those of paraprofessionals (i.e., nonexpert, […]

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, […]