Tag Archive for: peer mentoring

Peer Mentoring Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

By MENTOR, Reprinted from the Summary Taco Bell Foundation and MENTOR Release Comprehensive New Resource on Peer Mentoring A new wave of research is highlighting the effectiveness of “near peer” mentoring relationships in which older youth and young adults offer their support to those coming up behind them. These peer mentoring relationships are especially helpful […]

What are the benefits of being a peer mentor for Black and Hispanic high school students?

Opara, I., Metzger, I. W., Dawoud, S., Pierre, K., Assan, M. A., Garcia-Reid, P., & Reid, R. J. (2023). “It Makes Me Feel like I Can Make a Difference”: A Qualitative Exploration of Peer Mentoring with Black and Hispanic High School Students. Youth, 3(2), Article 2.  https://doi.org/10.3390/youth3020034 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest: Although peer mentoring […]

Finding purpose during times of adversity: The MentorOn program

Patel, K. N., Lincoln, B., Gomez, L. A. M., Lopez, A. C., Ting, T., Lund, T. J., & Liang, B. (2023). MentorOn: A peer mentoring program developed for COVID‐19 times. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23030 Summarized by Megyn Jasman and Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up several concerns about youth […]

The impact of a technology-enhanced peer mentor referral system on college freshmen

Werntz, A., Jasman, M., Simeon, K., Gunasekaran, H., Yowell, C., & Rhodes, J. E. (2023). Implementation of a technology-enhanced peer mentor referral system for first-year university students. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s41347-023-00303-8 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although a college degree offers many benefits, evidence indicates that 30% of students drop […]

Reframing mentor disposition & holistic development to promote inclusive student partnerships in near-peer mentoring

Chan, C. K. Y., & Luo, J. (2022). Towards an inclusive student partnership: Rethinking mentors’ disposition and holistic competency development in near-peer mentoring. Teaching in Higher Education, 27(7), 874–891. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1751606 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The “Students as partners” concept has recently become popular in higher education. It encourages student involvement in influencing learning and […]

New study examines effects of cross-age mentoring on mentors of color from low-income, urban communities

Quimby, D., Richards, M., Onyeka, O. “Cynthia,” Miller, K., Tyson-McCrea, K., Smith, Z., & Denton, D. (2022). The effects of cross-age peer mentoring on adolescent mentors of color residing in low income, urban communities. Youth & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X221115761 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence indicates that cross-age peer mentoring can benefit adolescent mentors. Given that […]

“It Makes You Feel Good to Help!”: An Exploratory Study of the Experience of Peer Mentoring in Long-Term Care

Theurer, K. A., Stone, R. I., Suto, M. J., Timonen, V., Brown, S. G., & Mortenson, W. B. (2022). “It makes you feel good to help!”: An exploratory study of the experience of peer mentoring in long-term care. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, 41(3), 451–459. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980821000611 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  […]

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 […]