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[Webinar] Leveraging Assets to Address Resource Gaps in Rural Mentoring

Date: [UPDATED] Feb 16, 2023, 01:00 PM EST Although 18% of American youth (13.4 million) live in rural communities, only 10% of U.S. mentoring programs are located within their areas. Join this CMWS webinar to learn about the panel members’ creative strategies and the innovative partnerships they have created. To register for the event, please […]

How high school mentoring affects academic achievement, post-secondary planning, and perceptions of school among Black male students

Ross, B. R.(2022). “We Make a Life by What We Give”: The Impact of a High School Mentoring Program on the Perceptions and Academic Achievement of Black Males. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Carolina). Scholar Commons. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There is a shortage of support from interventions (e.g., mentoring) that foster post-secondary planning […]

College autism support programs & program-sponsored mentoring: What are the differences between enrollees and non-enrollees?

Mapes, Ayla. R., & Cavell, T. A. (2023). Students enrolled in a college autism support program: Comparisons with non-enrollees and use of program-sponsored mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2023.2164990 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although more and more students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college, they still experience notable challenges.  […]

Mentoring Children with Traumatic Experiences

By Dana M. Sox & Helen Min, Reprinted from Youth NEX Highlights: Research suggests there is a potential increase in child adversity exposures, or trauma, post-pandemic. In general, mentoring relationships may help because they can lead to greater self-esteem, stronger connections to school, peers, and family, lower levels of depression, and less involvement in bullying […]

Can mentoring interventions promote positive health outcomes in the community?

Suurmond, J., Kruithof, K., & Harting, J. (2023). Does mentoring improve the health of people in the community? A realist evaluation. Journal of Social Work, 14680173221144412.  https://doi.org/10.1177/14680173221144411 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Establishing and maintaining a social network can promote positive health outcomes. Although social networks have positive health implications, developing and maintaining them […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Dr. Alex Werntz about “that magic key ingredient” of mentoring and paraprofessional service delivery

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes Alexandra Werntz  is a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Jean Rhodes at the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring and with Dr. Bethany Teachman at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 2020, specializing in supportive accountability for technology-delivered interventions. Her dissertation focused on […]

How do mentoring relationships affect the college enrollment of first-generation college students?

Glass, L. E. (2023). Social capital and first-generation college students: Examining the relationship between mentoring and college enrollment. Education and Urban Society, 55(2), 143–174. https://doi.org/10.1177/00131245221076097 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There is a progressively big gap in college graduation rates among first-generation and low-income students. Studies indicate that this notable disparity stems from a lack […]

[Webinar] National Mentoring Month: Celebrating Your Efforts in January and Beyond

Date: Jan 19, 2023, 01:00 PM EST National Mentoring Month is an opportunity for everyone involved in the mentoring field to gather, celebrate our dedication to mentoring, reflect on the work done the past year, and evaluate future possibilities in the field. Join this webinar to learn about how National Mentoring Month is being celebrated […]

European Mentoring Summit 2022 Impact Report

Reprinted from Mentoring Europe The impacts of the 2022 European Mentoring summit goes beyond the event itself. Besides regional impacts in Leeuwarden, the outcomes of the summit will have significant international impacts on Europe mentoring field, European civic society and policymaking. To showcase these regional and international impacts, we have released the impacts report of the […]

FY23 Government Funding Bill Increases Investment in Mentoring

By Caden Fabbi, MENTOR Thanks to this movement, the mandatory annual legislation that funds federal government programs signed into law this week includes significant investments that support the mentoring movement: The Youth Mentoring Program grant, managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), will be funded at $107 million for FY23, a […]