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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

New study on benefits of peer mentoring in chronic care

Williams, E. M., Hyer, J. M., Viswanathan, R., Faith, T. D., Voronca, D., Gebregzaibher, M., … & Egede, L. (2018). Peer‐to‐Peer Mentoring for African American Women With Lupus: A Feasibility Pilot. Arthritis care & research70(6), 908-917. doi:10.1002/acr.23412… Read the rest

Mentoring key piece of the puzzle in reducing STEM attrition

Written by Charlie Wood, the Christian Science Monitor

As a freshman, Stephanie Mula found the University of Massachusetts’s engineering program “overwhelming.” A first-generation college student, she wasn’t sure what to expect, how to get the most out of her classes, … Read the rest

New Research investigates impacts of vocational peer mentors on emerging adults with mental illness

Klodnick, V. V., Sabrella, K., Brenner, C. J., Krzos, I. M., Ellison, M. L., Kaiser, S. M., Davis, M. & Fagan, M. A. (2015). Perspectives of young emerging adults with serious mental health conditions on vocational peer mentors. Journal of Read the rest

New research observes combination of peer youth mentoring and multimedia

Bowers, E. P., Hilliard, L. J., Batanova, M., Stacey, D. C., Tirrell, J. M., Wartella, K., & Lerner, R. M. (2016). The Arthur Interactive Media Study: Initial findings from a cross-age peer mentoring and digital media-based character development program. Journal Read the rest

Youth with spinal cord injuries improve quality of life with a model mentoring program called “Back on Track”

back-on-track-wheelchair-1595802_1920Shem, K., Medel, R., Wright, J., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A., & Duong, T. (2011). Return to work and school: A model mentoring program for youth and young adults with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 49(4), 544-549.

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, … Read the rest

Peer Mentoring: A discussion with Experienced Practitioners

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 2.14.29 PMPeer Mentoring: A discussion with Experienced Practitioners

Thurs., April 15, 2015

1:00-2:15 p.m. EST

While still a relatively new topic, we have learned, over the course of the past decade, how to run a successful peer mentoring program. Join Margot … Read the rest

Making a Difference With Youth Mentors

By NANCY H. TILGHMAN

Published: April 18, 2004 in the New York Times

TAQUIOYA CAUSEY is 16 years old and has lived in at least 12 foster homes. She said that … Read the rest

High school aged mentors: Challenges and recommendations

Editor’s note: In a comprehensive report on high school aged mentors, Carla Herrera and colleagues draw on data from their national study of Big Brothers Big Sisters SchoolBased Mentoring to explore

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Peer mentoring: An effective vehicle for promoting healthy behaviors

healthy_behaviorPetosa, R.L., & Smith, L.H. (2014). Peer mentoring for health behavior change: A systematic review. American Journal of Health Education, 45, 351-357.

Introduction:

We know that quality youth mentoring programs have been shown to promote a myriad of positive outcome … Read the rest