New study identifies predictors of youth mentorship termination

Lyons, M. D., & Edwards, K. D. (2022). Strategies for monitoring mentoring relationship quality to predict early program dropout. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the popularity of mentoring in America, many studies on these interventions have small to moderate effect sizes. Assessment data have the potential […]

Research Alert: New Study Explores Program Factors That Influence Early Match Closures

By Mike Garringer (MENTOR National), Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center We are happy to announce that some innovative original research developed by the National Mentoring Resource Center has been accepted into the journal Prevention Science and published earlier this year. Research Board members Sam McQuillin (Univ. of South Carolina) and Michael Lyons (Univ. […]

The importance of the closure process in formal mentoring relationships

Spencer, R., Keller, T. E., Perry, M., Drew, A. L., Clark‐Shim, H., Horn, J. P., Miranda‐Díaz, M., & McCormack, M. J. (2021). How youth mentoring relationships end and why it matters: A mixed-methods, multi-informant study. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 67–79. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite how common mentoring terminations […]

Ways mentor training and program support can predict premature mentorship terminations

McQuillin, S. D., & Lyons, M. D. (2021). A National Study of Mentoring Program Characteristics and Premature Match Closure: The Role of Program Training and Ongoing Support. Prevention Science. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although mentoring is a common and effective way to advocate for positive youth development, mentorships that end prematurely can be […]