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New research: Mentees’ academic self-belief linked to better academic performance

Posted by Jared Wadley When kids believe they can achieve success in math and reading, they are more likely to achieve high test scores in those subjects, new research suggests. Researchers used two US data sets—with one being a nationally represented study—and one UK data set to measure self-concept and standardized assessments of early and […]

Making the case for mentors in helping veterans translate their skills to civilian life

Written by Julie Silard Kantor, President & CEO, Twomentor, LLC At Twomentor, we like to share bi-weekly thought leadership from phenomenal executives and social entrepreneurs focused on: social impact entrepreneurship, mentoring cultures, sponsorship and elevating women & diversity in STEM careers. In an increasingly competitive STEM workforce, did you know that out of 1.4 million […]

Mentors push minority students to achieve even more – Tips for finding the right mentor

By Tori DeAngelis As an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, Jeanett Castellanos, PhD, was just glad she’d made it to college. Neither of her parents—both Cuban ­refugees—had graduated from high school, and they were exuberant about their daughter’s success. “I thought I would just get a BA. I didn’t think there was anything […]

Eight Things to Remember about Child Development

Originally Posted by Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new […]

Mentoring program found to boost academic and mental health outcomes for urban minority youth

Montanez, E., Berger-Jenkins, E., Rodriguez, J., McCord, M., & Meyer, D. (2015). Turn 2 Us: Outcomes of an urban elementary school-based mental health promotion and prevention program serving ethnic minority youths. Children & Schools, 37(2), 100-107. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Many school age children suffer from undiagnosed mental health problems, and this problem […]

How mentors can help youth flourish: Implications from positive psychology

Leach, C. J., Green, L. S., & Grant, A. M. (2014). Flourishing Youth Provision: The Potential Role of Positive Psychology and Coaching in Enhancing Youth Services. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 9(1). 44-58. Summary Great Britain and Australia have well-developed strategies for what is called youth work in these contexts – or […]

Three ways that mentoring makes us informed advocates for the needs of all children

By: Jean Rhodes “It is extraordinarily difficult to love children in the abstract, to devote oneself exclusively to the next generation. It is only through precise, attentive knowledge of particular children that we become – as we must – informed advocates for the needs of all children” (Margaret Mead, 1972). As the wealth gap continues […]

Sparks: An important ingredient in why active kids excel!

by Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. (Appearing also in http://mag.activewearusa.com/active-kids-excel/) Research shows that when children are physically active, they get stronger mentally, emotionally and socially, and increase their likelihood for success in all aspects of their lives. Why should we invest in our children’s physical activities? Or what should we invest in? Other than the physical health aspect of […]