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What’s New in Public Policy? October, 2018

Janet Forbushby Janet Forbush, Contributing Editor

Background:  Earlier this week the eight sitting justices of the U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench or our highest court for a new season to resume deliberations on several issues brought to them by … Read the rest

Why mentoring matters, and how to get started

By Lizz Schumer, New York Times

My first desk had an inert hand grenade in one corner and a notebook in another.

As a public relations assistant to Kathy Hochul, the Erie County clerk at the time, my job was … Read the rest

A Spotlight on The Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project (MEDP)

by Bobbi Jo Ortiz, LCSW, CEO & Annette Baumann, Big Brothers Big Sisters El Paso
A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center

Project Name: Northward Bound Mentoring Enhancement

Project Agencies/Programs Involved: Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lubbock, BBBS of … Read the rest

Sustaining the volunteer base for mentoring programs

By Meanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class
A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center

Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned … Read the rest

Upcoming international conference on mentoring youths facing adversity

Friday, 12 October 2018 (10.30am- 4.30pm), Ireland

‘Mentoring young people facing adversity: exploring the intersection of theory and practice through the perspectives of participants and stakeholders’. An international conference hosted by Foróige in … Read the rest

New research unpacks how social interaction impacts physical activity-based programs

McDonough, M. H., Ullrich-French, S., & McDavid, M. L. (2018). Helping kids connect: Participant and staff perspectives on facilitating social relationships in a physical activity-based positive youth development program for youth from low-income families. Sport, Exercise, And Performance Psychology, 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

Meeting youth where they are: Why social-emotional skills and culturally responsive mentoring is critical for college and career readiness

By Joana Ortiz, mentoring.org

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t … Read the rest

MENTOR releases new report entitled “The Power of Relationships”

Written by Justin Preston

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has just released its latest report, “The Power of Relationships: How and Why American Adults Step Up to Mentor the Nation’s Youth”. The report is considered to be “the most comprehensive … Read the rest

New program combines coding and mentoring to help at-risk youth

Written by Jessica Guynn and Megan Diskin, USA TODAY

CAMARILLO and SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Inside an aging brick facility ringed by a chain-link fence and agricultural fields, 14 young people convicted of violent crimes are trying to program a … Read the rest