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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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

Mpencil-690050_1280ontanez, 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.

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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.

Great Britain … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

Sparks: An important ingredient in why active kids excel!

adarby Adar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D. (Appearing also in

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

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