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The Holistic Approach of Needs-Based Mentoring in Schools

Reference: Cloth, A. H., Trach, J., & Cannon, J. E. (2023). Needs-Based Mentoring in Schools: A Holistic Approach for Working with Youth at-Risk. Child & Youth Services, 1-24. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study While traditional school-based mentoring (SBM) programs typically involve community volunteers dedicating an hour per week to mentor assigned students, […]

How Immigrant Generation and Mentors Shape Educational Success

  Reference: Caduff, A., Dehingia, N., & Raj, A. (2023). The role of immigrant generation and mentors in educational attainment. AERA Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/23328584231190380 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study Although many immigrant-origin students are optimistic and have aspirations for the future, they still experience challenges (e.g., xenophobia, racism, and discrimination) often associated with psychological […]

Dr. Anita Caduff sheds light on immigrant students and mentoring

Dr. Anita Caduff is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California San Diego and former middle school teacher whose research focuses on the understanding of the transformative power of social relationships, particularly for immigrant-origin students. In this interview with Assistant Editor, Saniya Soni, she shares insights into her most recent study, shedding light on […]

Dr. Allison Cloth Introduces Needs-Based Mentoring Approach for Schools

Dr. Allison Cloth is an Assistant Professor of School and Applied Child Psychology at The University of British Columbia. She and her colleagues recently introduced a theoretical framework, the Needs-Based Mentoring (NBM) approach for school-based mentoring programs in order to address the limitations of these current mentoring practices. In this interview, Dr. Cloth discusses those […]

How Can We Leverage Mentors to Build Student Resilience?

Developed by Manolya Tanyu, Reprinted from the National Center on Safe Supportive Environments Mental health is a dynamic state of balance between one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being (Galderisi et al., 2015). Everyday stresses can affect this balance. Stress may result from, for example, poverty; marginalization; historical trauma; lack of safety at home, school, and/or […]

Mentors helping students prepare for college: More than just making the grade

Woods, C. & Preciado, M. (2016). Student–Mentor Relationships and Students’ College Attitudes. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 21(2), 90-103. DOI: 10.1080/10824669.2015.1127767 Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction Research has demonstrated that low-income high school students are less likely to plan for college, apply to selective colleges and universities, and complete a […]

Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act Introduced to House

By and Reprinted from MENTOR On January 25, MENTOR received the exciting news that The Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act (H.R. 6481) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Andre Carson (IN-7). This bill would create a new grant program out of the Department of Education to expand school-based mentoring programs and create partnerships between […]

Introduction to issue sponsored by Along

By Ben Houltberg, Ph.D., LMFT (President & CEO of The Search Institute) and Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. (Director of The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring ) Many of the articles, profiles, and research summaries in this Chronicle issue, sponsored by Along, focus on the importance of teacher-student relationships. They highlight the role of teachers in promoting students’ […]

New study highlights the five mentoring competencies (5MCs) in mentor training

Spiekermann, L., Lawrence, E., Lyons, M., & Deutsch, N. (2021). A qualitative analysis of the utility of a competency framework for mentor training. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2021.1986793 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the prevalence of formal mentoring programs, many mentors have trouble establishing and maintaining close and long-lasting relationships with their […]

New meta-analysis of school-based mentoring programs shows promising effects on students’ emotional well-being

Claro, A., & Perelmiter, T. (2021). The Effects of Mentoring Programs on Emotional Well-Being in Youth: A Meta-analysis. Contemporary School Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-021-00377-2 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: While there are many important skills that children develop in school, there are a variety of other essential skills that can be protective factors for their academic success. […]