Does your program serve military-connected youth? If so, researchers need your help!

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.42.41 PMDoes your program serve military-connected youth – those with a parent in the military, National Guard, or Reserve? If so, we need your help in conducting a survey of mentoring program practices.

A team of researchers (see below) is developing … Read the rest

Mentoring in the Digital Age: A survey and guidelines

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Download the full paper here!

Last year, the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring hosted a pre-summit short course on Mentoring in the Digital Age. The short course was packed with thoughtful presentations by leading scholars and lively discussions about the impact … Read the rest

Raising the bar: Levering the science of relationships to improve youth outcomes

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 8.51.06 AMby Jean Rhodes 

This past week, Mentoring Central and Big Brothers Big Sisters announced an important collaboration that is likely to send ripples throughout the entire mentoring community.  BBBSA will adopt a customized version of Mentoring Central’s online mentor training … Read the rest

No longer a drive-by mentor (or how Renee Spencer got me to slow my roll)

tim_cavell2Three years ago, Renee Spencer and her colleagues at Boston University published a study exploring what parents think about their child’s mentor. I knew of the article but had not read it carefully. Two months ago, I heard Dr. Spencer … Read the rest

Renée Spencer

spencerRenée Spencer serves as Editor of the Research from Related Fields column. This column will enable Renee to post and discuss research from the fields of social work, education, psychology, and others as they pertain to the mentor-mentee relationships. As … Read the rest