New study on athletic coach mentors and academic success

Christensen, K. M., Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M. A., Erickson, L. & Rhodes, J. E. (in press). The role of athletic coach mentors in promoting youth academic success: Evidence from the Add Health National Longitudinal Study. Applied Developmental Science.

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Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project Spotlight: 4-H Mentoring

A Spotlight on The Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project (MEDP)

National Mentoring Resource Center

This blog post is part of a brief series MENTOR has put together highlighting the work of grantees of Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Project (MEDP) funded by the … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Roger Jarjoura on future directions in mentoring

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon

Roger Jarjoura is a principal researcher at AIR. Previously he spent 19 years as a faculty member in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he served as a fellow on Community Engagement. … Read the rest

When College students mentor high-risk youth: Two important lessons

summarized by Stella Kanchewa

hm_rotate_1Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 69-78.

Introduction: Credit bearing service-learning experiences for college students can mutually engender growth among students who participate within these courses and the communities they serve. Students’ experiences within these … Read the rest

Iconic fashion brand AnnTaylor Retail, Inc. partners with Vital Voices to mentor young women

By Tatiana Pile,

For young women aspiring to become leaders in their communities, mentorship can be vital aspect to their success.

Currently, only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women — but AnnTaylor Retail, Inc. and Vital VoicesRead the rest

New study on Friends of the Children program

Salazar, A.,Haggerty, P., Walsh, S., Noell, B & Kelley-Siel, E. (2019). Adapting the Friends of the Children programme for child welfare system‐involved families, Child & Family Social Work. doi:10.1111/cfs.12622

Summarized by Rachel Thompson

Notes of Interest: This study highlighted … Read the rest

Apprenticeships for youth now have national momentum (Part 2)

Da’Sean Harrison, 22, has ambitions to be a general contractor, a master of all trades. Now working on a construction job in the Seattle area, he marvels over the skills of one worker he and … Read the rest

NMRC quality member spotlight: The garage community and youth center

By Abigail Ellis, National Mentoring Resources Center

The Garage Community and Youth Center has been a haven for middle and high school youth living near their two sites in Kennett Square and West Grove, Pennsylvania. Amongst diverse out of school … Read the rest

Research identifies key program features to support success for youth with disabilities

quotes-729173_1280Lindsay, S., Hartman, L. R., & Fellin, M. (2016). A systematic review of mentorship programs to facilitate transition to post-secondary education and employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(14), 1329-1340.
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Search and you shall find!: (Re)discovering a treasure-trove of articles and stories


by Jean Rhodes

Since 2012, the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring has featured summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, mentoring news, practice innovations, conversations with experts, and more. Although you might not always have time to read the Chronicle when it … Read the rest