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My experience bringing mentoring to tribal communities

By Crystal Aschenbrener, National Mentoring Resource Center

The NMRC has this great new evidence review on mentoring American Indian and Alaskan Native youth up on the website (co-authored by yours truly), and before you read it, I want to share … Read the rest

Alison Drew on conducting mentoring research

Interviewed by Kirsten Christensen

Dr. Alison Drew is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Boston University School of Social Work.  She completed her PhD in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University in 2018.  Dr. Drew’s research focuses on how … Read the rest

Mentoring for families impacted by cancer

By Amanda Long

Cancer changes everything for patients and their families. Nick Arquette learned this at age 11 when his mother, Sally, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis and treatment journey brought on many emotions for Nick, including anxiety, … Read the rest

How volunteers in mentoring can help provide a bridge between youth in distress and leaders

Yanay-Ventura, G., & Amitay, G. (2019). Volunteers’ practices in mentoring youth in distress: Volunteers as informal agents for youth. Children and Youth Services Review99, 418-428.

Summarized by Karina DeAndrade

Note of Interest: This qualitative study examined … Read the rest

A meta-analysis on the career advantages for mentors

Ghosh, R., & Reio, T. G., Jr. (2013). Career benefits associated with mentoring for mentors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83(1), 106-116.

Summarized by Ariel Ervin 

Notes of Interest: Recent research on mentoring has started to recognize that … Read the rest

Creating tiered levels of support to sustainably reduce coordinator burn-out

By Chris Hultquist, National Mentoring Resource Center

Five years ago, I quickly became the ringleader of the controlled chaos at The Mentor Connector. At first, the small staff were overworked and struggling to keep up with the demand. Our mentor … Read the rest

Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers Model Commitment, Teamwork and Drive

By Sally Wilson Erny, National Mentoring Resource Center

Court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers work with some of society’s most vulnerable children—those who have experienced abuse or neglect. When someone signs up to be a CASA volunteer, they’re signing up to … Read the rest

NMRC: Support for Match Closure

National Mentoring Resource Center

The focus of this practice on supporting healthy endings to mentoring relationships is consistent with Rhodes’ model of youth mentoring, which suggests that both positive and negative relationship experiences can influence the emotional development of the … Read the rest

New study on mentor support for ethnic-racial identity among girls of color

Sánchez, B., Pryce, J., Silverthorn, N., Deane, K. L., & DuBois, D. L. (2018). Do mentor support for ethnic-racial identity and mentee cultural mistrust matter for girls of color? A preliminary investigation. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology. doi:10.1037 … Read the rest

How do we know that mentoring works?: The many benefits of experimental designs

by Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Haifa

How do we know that mentoring works? How do we know that a child would not have improved anyways? The … Read the rest