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The roles schools and program predictors have on mentoring dyads and how mentor satisfaction can affect mentor retention

Aresi, G., Pozzi, M., & Marta, E. (2020). Programme and school predictors of mentoring relationship quality and the role of mentors’ satisfaction in volunteer retention. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2495 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Relationships between experienced non-parental mentors and younger mentees not only provide youth with access to […]

New study pinpoints the “sweet-spot” wherein youth outcomes are maximized

Lyons, M. D., McQullin, S. D., & Henderson, L. J. (2018). Finding the Sweet Spot: Investigating the Effects of Relationship Closeness and Instrumental Activities in School-based Mentoring. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1–11 From Abstract School-based mentoring programs are popular prevention programs thought to influence youth development; but rigorous evaluations indicate that these programs often have […]