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The 21st Century Education Revolution – an Education for Life

Written by Robin Cox

Placing the family at the heart of the holistic learning journey.

  • creating the most effective conditions for learning and the support of teachers, students and their families;
  • building authentic, effective and meaningful relationships;
  • building caring communities.

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Rising Stars in Mentoring: Alejandro Vázquez & Miguel Villodas

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes

Dr. Miguel Villodas is an Assistant professor at San Diego State University. His work focused on children and adolescents who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect, and/or are living in an under-resourced environment, as well Read the rest

The impact of a community mentorship program on youth with risks for suicidal behaviors

King, C. A., Gipson, P. Y., Arango, A., Foster, C. E., Clark, M., Ghaziuddin, N., & Stone, D. (2018). LET’s CONNECT community mentorship program for youths with peer social problems: Preliminary findings from a randomized effectiveness trial. Journal of Community Read the rest

The loudest signal in the noise: Acknowledging a remarkably consistent finding in youth mentoring

Jean Rhodes

In case you missed it, a very impressive, very comprehensive report on the effects of mentoring program enhancements was released recently (Jarjoura, Tanyu, Janet Forbush, Herrera, &  Keller, 2018). With funding from OJJDP, the team collected multiple waves Read the rest

New research on how youth-initiated mentoring can possibly redress problems faced by many mentoring programs.

Spencer, R., Gowdy, G., Drew, A. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018). “Who Knows Me the Best and Can Encourage Me the Most?”: Matching and Early Relationship Development in Youth-Initiated Mentoring Relationships with System-Involved Youth. Journal of Adolescent Research. doi:10.1177/0743558418755686… Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Carla Herrera on improving mentoring programs

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon

Dr. Carla Herrera is an independent consultant who was most recently a senior research fellow at Public/Private Ventures. Dr. Herrera has published numerous reports and articles on school-based, community-based and group mentoring over the past 20 Read the rest

NMRC announces new podcast series on mentoring research

By Mike Garringer
National Mentoring Resource Center

NMRC is launching its first podcast series, Reflections on Research, which offers interviews with leading researchers and scholars about their youth mentoring research and how practitioners can use that information to improve … Read the rest

What’s new in Public Policy? Mid-September, 2018

Janet Forbushby Janet Forbush, Contributing Editor

Background:  This Policy Column includes what will be a monthly feature that shares information regarding initiatives of the philanthropic community to address needs of children and youth.  And, given the international focus of numerous foundations … Read the rest

Why Michael Phelps and Beyoncé Aren't Role Models - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Research explores why Michael Phelps, Beyoncé, and others are no role models (nor should they be)

Spurgin, E. (2012). , Hey, How  did  I become a Role Model?  Privacy and the  Extent of Role-Model Obligations, Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Young people  should  learn  that  Phelps  is a proper  role model when it comes to swimming,  but Read the rest

Tom Keller

A conversation with Thomas Keller: How programs can maintain long-term mentoring relationships, and next steps in the field

Interviewed by Maaike Kroes and Iris Kools

Thomas Keller serves as the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research and Director of the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring. His research focuses on the development and influence of youth mentoring Read the rest