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Young black men, mentoring, youth.

[Webinar] We see you: Mentoring Boys & Young Men of Color through a racial equity lens

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Description: The challenges facing Boys & Young Men of Color (BYMOC), though well-documented and heavily researched, continue to persist in communities across the United States. While bright spots exist through the work of organizations such as the 100 Black Men of America, the Campaign for […]

The kids aren’t all right: Why mentees will be disproportionately affected by the pandemic

By Jean Rhodes Although COVID-19 appears to spare children from the most serious health problems, marginalized youth are likely to bear the heaviest burdens of trauma and economic fallout. This has serious implications for mentoring programs, which often serve particularly high risk youth. For example, an analysis of the two million young people aged six […]

Corona virus, COVID-19, youth mentoring

How to keep mentoring activities going

The European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring, a partner organization of the North American CEBM, has published a summary of points that came from a recent expert discussion of mentoring in light of the coronavirus. How to keep mentoring activities going On the 20th of March 2020, an online workshop took place for members of […]

Hospitality and tourism students’ perception of formal mentoring programs in higher education

Deale, C. S., Lee, S.-H., & Bae, J.-I.. (2020). Making mentoring meaningful: Hospitality and tourism students’ perceptions of mentoring. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 20(1), 1–22.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15313220.2019.1601051 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence shows that mentoring relationships are beneficial within the context of education Little is know about the ways students studying […]

The Science of Older and Wiser

By Phyllis Korkki, New York Times Since ancient times, the elusive concept of wisdom has figured prominently in philosophical and religious texts. The question remains compelling: What is wisdom, and how does it play out in individual lives? Most psychologists agree that if you define wisdom as maintaining positive well-being and kindness in the face of […]

3 tips for talking to kids about coronavirus and the national shutdown

By Frederick Hess, Forbes Like many in education, I’ve been deluged by queries from parents wondering how to help their kids deal with these scary, surreal days. Many questions are about helping kids stay on track academically or finding good online resources. But more of them are asking for advice on how to talk to […]

Screen time soars for US children amid global pandemic

by Sara Fischer, Axios With almost all U.S. states closing schools until at least the end of the month, most children ages 6–12 say they are spending at least 50% more time in front of screens daily, according to new data from SuperAwesome, a kids technology company. Why it matters: Parents were already struggling to limit screen time for kids […]

Strengthening empowerment and resilience for refugees in southern spain  

Paloma, V., Morena, I. de la, Sladkova, J., & López‐Torres, C. (2020). A peer support and peer mentoring approach to enhancing resilience and empowerment among refugees settled in southern Spain. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a), 1-14.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22338 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  As of 2018, Spain received more applications for asylum than ever before, making […]

Identifying attributes of natural youth mentoring relationships

Deutsch, N. L., Mauer, V. A., Johnson, H. E., Grabowska, A. A., & Arbeit, M. R. (2020). “[My counselor] knows stuff about me, but [my natural mentor] actually knows me”: Distinguishing characteristics of youth’s natural mentoring relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 111, 104879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104879 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the evidence that […]

The impact of help-seeking interventions have on closing the achievement gap

Parnes, M. F., Kanchewa, S. S., Marks, A. K., & Schwartz, S. E. O. (2020). Closing the college achievement gap: Impacts and processes of a help-seeking intervention. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 67, 101121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101121 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research indicates that many students that need the most help tend to avoid seeking […]