New research demonstrates impact of sports mentoring on life skills development

Choi, E., Park, J. J., Jo, K., & Lee, O. (2015). The influence of a sports mentoring program on children’s life skills development. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 15(2), 264.

Summarized by Kirsten Christensen



In recent … Read the rest

Literature, music, and an earnest mentor make the difference

The First Time an Adult Took Me Seriously

By WILL SHEFF, originally posted in the New York Times

I grew up on the grounds of a New Hampshire prep school where both my parents taught. It was my whole universe. … Read the rest

Mentor awareness: Girls may be discouraged from “brilliance” at a young age

Posted by James Devitt, NYU

By the age of six, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid anything they think may require it.

A new study published in … Read the rest

How a positive youth development framework can inform mentoring interventions for young adults

Intentional-self regulation (ISR) skills: What is their role in youth’s future outlook?

Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 3.08.24 PMSchmid, K.L., Phelps, E., & Lerner, R.M. (2011). Constructing positive futures: Modeling the relationship between adolescents’ hopeful future expectations and intentional self-regulation in predicting positive youth development. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 1127-1135.


During adolescence, young people often … Read the rest

★ Rising Star: Edmond Bowers

Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 8.36.19 PMEditors Note: We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn more about the work of Dr. Edmond Bowers, Assistant Research Professor at Tufts University’s Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. For the past few years, Ed has Read the rest