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A funder’s guide to identifying high quality mentoring programs: From indicators to red flags

A funder's guide to identifying high quality mentoring programs: From indicators to red flags

Editor’s Note:  Through a series of posts, we present, “Making the Most of Youth Mentoring: A Guide for Funders”  In this post, Dr. Carla Herrera surveys different approaches to mentoring, highlighting the positive indicators and red flags Original Publisher(s): Public/Private

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New study on the risks and rewards of school-based mentoring

Lyons, M. D., & McQuillin, S. D. (2019). Risks and rewards of school-based mentoring relationships: A reanalysis of the student mentoring program evaluation. School Psychology Quarterly34(1), 76–85. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000265

Summarized by Rachel Thompson

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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

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School-based mentoring programs

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New study on program staff’s perspectives on mentoring relationship quality

Dutton, H., Deane, K. L., & Bullen, P. (2018). Distal and experiential perspectives of relationship quality from mentors, mentees, and program staff in a school-based youth mentoring program. Children and Youth Services Review85, 53-62. doi:10.1016 /j.childyouth.2017.12.008

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Profiles in Mentoring: Michael Lyons on effective school-based mentoring

Interviewed by Rachel Thompson & Cyanea Poon

Dr. Michael Lyons is an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia. He is interested in the social-emotional development of middle and high school students in a positive psychological and traditional mental health framework. … Read the rest

Developing self-regulated learning skills with school-based mentoring

organizeNunez, J., Rosario, P., Vallejo, G., & Gonzalez-Pienda, J. A. (2013). A longitudinal assessment of the effectiveness of a school-based mentoring program in middle school. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 38, 11-21.

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A growing number of studies have highlighted the need … Read the rest

Gender Matching: An Investigation of Same- versus Cross-gender Matches

Gender Matching: An Investigation of Same- versus Cross-gender Matches - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringKanchewa, S. S., Rhodes, J. E., Schwartz, S. E. O., & Olsho, L. E. W. (2014). An investigation of same- versus cross-gender matching for boys in formal school-based mentoring programs. Applied Developmental Science18(1), 31–45. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2014.876251

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News Alert: A cautionary result for brief, school-based mentoring programs - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

A cautionary result for brief, school-based mentoring programs

Summarized by Laura YovieneNews Alert: A cautionary result for brief, school-based mentoring programs - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

McQuillin, S., Smith, B., & Strait, G. (2011). Randomized evaluation of a single semester transitional mentoring program for first year middle school students: a cautionary result for brief, school‐based mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 39 (7)Read the rest

Sustaining the volunteer base for mentoring programs

By Meanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class
A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center

Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned … Read the rest

New research took a closer look at the impact of school-based mentoring programs

Lyons, M. D., & McQuillin, S. D. (2018). Risks and rewards of school-based mentoring relationships: A reanalysis of the student mentoring program evaluation. School Psychology Quarterly, doi:10.1037/spq0000265

Summarized by Cyanea Poon

Notes of Note: This study re-examined the impact … Read the rest