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Creating safe spaces for youth boys of color through mentoring relationships

Sánchez, B., Pinkston, K. D., Cooper, A. C., Luna, C., & Wyatt, S. T. (2018). One falls, we all fall: How boys of color develop close peer mentoring relationships. Applied Developmental Science, 22(1), 14–28. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2016.1208092 Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest Mentoring relationship quality – more specifically, relationship closeness – is linked to positive […]

Supporting student success through joint decision-making in schools

Lyons, M. D., Edwards, K. D., & Fallavollita, W. L. (2021). Promoting mentoring relationships through joint decisions: Evidence from a national mentoring program. School Psychology, 36(4), 214–223. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000440 Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: A strong mentor-mentee relationship is established through a personal and emotional connection with a nonfamilial adult. The quality of the […]

New study investigates the effectiveness of a peer-mentoring school intervention in the UK

Stapley, E., Town, R., Yoon, Y., Lereya, S. T., Farr, J., Turner, J., Barnes, N., & Deighton, J. (2022). A mixed methods evaluation of a peer mentoring intervention in a UK school setting: Perspectives from mentees and mentors. Children and Youth Services Review, 132, 106327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106327 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Peer support has become increasingly […]

What are the benefits and motives of becoming college peer mentors in sports?

Hayman, R., Wharton, K., Bruce-Martin, C., & Allin, L. (2022). Benefits and motives for peer mentoring in higher education: An exploration through the lens of cultural capital. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2057098 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence demonstrates that adapting to academic and social demands are two of the most challenging aspects […]

New meta-analysis assesses cross-age peer mentoring for youth

Burton, S., Raposa, E. B., Poon, C. Y. S., Stams, G. J. J. M., & Rhodes, J. (2021). Cross-age peer mentoring for youth: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12579 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: This meta-analysis a) predicted the overall effect sizes of cross-age mentoring programs via a multilevel meta-analytic approach and b) […]

What are mentor & mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring? New study has answers

Lyon, K. A., Holroyd, H., Malette, N., Greer, K., & Bartolic, S. K. (2022). Owning the conversation: Mentor and mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2030187 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although peer mentoring is mutually beneficial for mentors and mentees, many studies assess structured versions of this relationship […]

The Impact of Peer-Mentoring on the Academic Success of Underrepresented College Students

Venegas-Muggli, J. I., Barrientos, C., & Álvarez, F. (2021). The Impact of Peer-Mentoring on the Academic Success of Underrepresented College Students. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 1521025121995988.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1521025121995988 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Chilean higher education systems recently started providing opportunities for more formal education. While this helps advance the social […]

New review explores the Finnish model of peer group mentoring

Tynjälä, P., Pennanen, M., Markkanen, I., & Heikkinen, H. L. T. (2021). Finnish model of peer-group mentoring: Review of research. Annals of the New York Academy of  Sciences, 1483(1), 208–223. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14296 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentoring typically consists of dyads, increased interest in collaborative learning has encouraged the creation of more group-based […]

Research highlights the importance of peer mentoring for youth offenders

Creaney, S. (2020) Children’s Voices—are we Listening? Progressing Peer Mentoring in the Youth Justice System, Child Care in Practice, 26:1, 22-37, DOI:10.1080/13575279.2018.1521381 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although there is evidence that indicates the importance and effectiveness of mentoring, there is still a lack of empirical research on peer mentoring within the Youth Justice System […]

Mentor outcomes in a peer-mentoring program

Coyne-Foresi, M., & Nowicki, E. (2020). Building Connections and Relationships at School: Youth Reflect on Mentoring Their Younger Peers. The Journal of Early Adolescence, https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431620912472 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  We often think of a mentoring relationship as between an adult and a child, but this research examines peer mentoring, youth mentors matched with […]