Why matching on shared interest matters!

bigstock_Teenager_in_professional_train_17013182Posted by Adam Gorlick-Stanford

Simply sharing a love for something—a favorite band or book—is enough to make you care about  someone you’ve just met.

In a set of experiments, researchers found that when two people share just a few things … Read the rest

Teen mentors: The story from Canada

tim_cavell2by Tim Cavell, Ph.D.

Last month I had the good fortune of speaking at Canada’s National Mentoring Symposium in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The event was partly a celebration of BBBS-Canada’s 100th anniversary.

My talk was about a couple of … Read the rest

Amachi Texas completes a randomized controlled trial–with impressive results

Amachi Texas completes a randomized controlled trial--with impressive results - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringBy Richard A. Lewis, Director, Federal Compliance and Project Management, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

In Texas, the Amachi program was established in 2006 as a public-private partnership and joint initiative of the Office of the Governor, the … Read the rest