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New study explores how peer mentoring enhances students’ career goals

Boat, A. A., Miranda, A., & Syvertsen, A. K. (2022). Enhancing Education and Career Pathways Through Peer and Near-Peer Social Capital. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51(7), 1287–1304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01540-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although social capital is known for assisting individuals with achieving their goals, research on this subject primarily examines the social capital […]

How “near-peer” relationships help young people develop social capital

By Ashley Boat, PhD, Search Institute Social capital matters. Greater access to social capital can benefit all young people as they work toward their education and career goals. Social capital consists of the resources that arise from a web of developmental relationships, which people can access and mobilize to help them improve their lives and […]

Building human capital: The impact of near-peer mentoring in Indian higher education institutions (HEI)

Kumar, A. (2021). Mentoring by near peers in HEI: A promising connection to build human capital. By Anuradha Kumar, Teach to Learn Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence shows that a) adolescents have a greater need for autonomy and non-parental connections, and b) participation in experiences that address their developmental needs can help […]