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Mentoring Amplifies: A New Campaign for the Mentoring Movement

By MENTOR MENTOR, in partnership with American Student Assistance (ASA), launched a new public awareness campaign: Mentoring Amplifies! The campaign seeks to promote a positive narrative around mentoring, address the common barriers to becoming a mentor, and to emphasize the importance of relationships, particularly in this moment when loneliness is on the rise. The graphics, […]

The roles schools and program predictors have on mentoring dyads and how mentor satisfaction can affect mentor retention

Aresi, G., Pozzi, M., & Marta, E. (2020). Programme and school predictors of mentoring relationship quality and the role of mentors’ satisfaction in volunteer retention. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2495 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Relationship between experienced non-parental mentors and younger mentees not only provides youth with access to […]

Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century with Dr. Jean E. Rhodes

In episode 75 of You Can Mentor Podcast, Stephen and Zack interview Dr. Jean E. Rhodes about her thoughts concerning the effectiveness of youth mentoring, as well as her new book, Older and Wiser.  Click here to listen to the episode.  

New study examines the effectiveness of instrumental mentoring for young adults

Schenk, L., Sentse, M., Lenkens, M., Nagelhout, G. E., Engbersen, G., & Severiens, S. (2020).  Instrumental Mentoring for Young Adults: A Multi-Method Study. Journal of Adolescent  Research, 0743558420979123. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420979123 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there is a limited amount of research on instrumental mentoring, where the mentor supports the mentee to accomplish […]

What contributes to positive youth development in youth of color?: New study has some answers

Bowers, E. P., Winburn, E. N., Sandoval, A. M., & Clanton, T. (2020). Culturally relevant strengths and positive development in high achieving youth of color. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 70, 101182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101182 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although the positive development of high-achieving youth of color has been connected to spirituality and critical reflection, […]

What makes an effective college student volunteer mentor?

Castro, E. M., & Cohen, A. K. (2020). Fostering youth civic engagement through effective mentorship: Understanding the college student volunteer mentors who succeed. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22482 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although college student volunteers can develop positive mentoring relationships with adolescents, there’s still a limited amount of scholarship that addresses […]

[Webinar] The Eleventh Annual National Mentoring Summit

Date: January 27 – 29, 2021 The 11th annual National Mentoring Summit will feature researchers, practitioners, and other mentoring professionals involved in the nationwide mentoring movement. This virtual event will feature discussions on building a unified mentoring agenda, improving programs/practices, and establishing mentoring relationships that will promote positive youth development.  Register by December 18, 2020, […]

Developing cultural consciousness of systemic issues through mentoring

Duron, J. F., Williams‐Butler, A., Schmidt, A. T., & Colon, L. (2020). Mentors’ experiences of mentoring justice-involved adolescents: A narrative of developing cultural consciousness through connection. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(7), 2309–2325. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22415 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentoring is a popular method of engaging with at-risk youth and justice-involved youth, youth mentoring programs still […]

New study examines how relationship quality affects academic & behavioral outcomes

Jablon, E. M., & Lyons, M. D. (2020). Dyadic report of relationship quality in school-based mentoring: Effects on academic and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22477 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The strength and quality of mentoring relationships can have positive effects on student-related outcomes There is a limited amount of […]

How mentor traits affect their relationship with aggressive children

Cavell, T. A., Mutignani, L. M., Alfonso, L., & Marie Smith, A. (2020). Attachment Tendencies, Big 5 Personality Traits, and Self‐Efficacy as Predictors of Mentors’ Relationships with Aggressive Children. American Journal of Community Psychology, 66(1-2), 130-143. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Many staff members are expected to identify helpful and problematic habits from […]