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[Webinar] Effective Student Mentoring Series: Carola Suárez-Orozco, Ph.D.

Date: Thursday, February 8th, 2024, 12:00 PM ET Immigrant Origin students are the fastest growing student population in higher education, now making up 31% of our students across the U.S. Yet, they are often unrecognized and lost in other overlapping, distinct, and incomplete designations (e.g., first-generation to college; racial-ethnic groups; undocumented students). In this webinar, […]

What Do Immigrant Students Need? It Isn’t Just ELL

By Jill Anderson, Reprinted from Harvard Graduate School of Education Educators need to do more to address the basic social-emotional needs of immigrant children if they are to advance in learning, says Professor Carola Suárez-Orozco. She is the director of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard, where she’s focused on the practices that can change immigrant […]

Navigating Sociopolitical Stress in Informal Mentorships: Insights for Educators and Youth Workers

Reference: Davis, A.L., Yazdani, N., Kornbluh, M., & McQuillin, S.D. (2023). Exploring the impact of natural mentors on sociopolitical stress: Implications for educators and youth workers. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.  Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study: College students faced unprecedented challenges during the fall of 2020 due to the rapid spread of […]

When it comes to building networks, students need more low-stakes practice

By Robert Markle, Reprinted from the Christensen Institute In July 2023, our team published “People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning.” In the report, we describe successes and challenges in bringing social capital–building strategies to a variety of educational settings. Our observations draw from an 18-month pilot during which […]

Building Bridges to Success: Unveiling the Impact of a Summer Program on GPA and Student Retention

Reference:  Harris, R. L., & Vick, B. (2023). Effects of a summer bridge program on student grade point average and retention. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/15210251231214183 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study:  In response to escalating financial demands, dwindling enrollment, and stagnant completion rates, higher education institutions have intensified […]

Peer Mentoring Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

By MENTOR, Reprinted from the Summary Taco Bell Foundation and MENTOR Release Comprehensive New Resource on Peer Mentoring A new wave of research is highlighting the effectiveness of “near peer” mentoring relationships in which older youth and young adults offer their support to those coming up behind them. These peer mentoring relationships are especially helpful […]

NextGen Psych Scholars: A Roadmap to a Diverse Academic Future

Reference: DeJoseph, M. L., & Carosella, K. A. (2023). Diversifying the academy through a peer-to-peer mentorship model: Insights and recommendations from the NextGen Psych Scholars Program (NPSP). Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Summarized By Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: Although Ph.D. programs have made some progress in increasing diversity in recent years, they […]

Supporting Youth with Learning Disabilities

By Teja McFarlane, Reprinted from YouthREX Learning disabilities are more common than you may think. In Canada, 17.9% of people over the age of 15 and 8.4% of school-aged children and youth (ages 5-17) have a learning disability, defined as a neurological disorder that affects the way an individual processes information. Youth with learning disabilities […]

Breaking Barriers: Unraveling First-Generation Students’ Social Networks for Success

Reference: Wittner, B., Barthauer, L., & Kauffeld, S. (2023). Accessibility and mobilisation of social capital in first-generation students’ social networks—A mixed-methods approach. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 25(2), 254–278. https://doi.org/10.1177/1521025120979643 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study First-generation college students are an underrepresented population who are less likely to start a […]

Voices of Black youth remind adults in schools to listen — and act to empower them

By Tanitiã Munroe, Reprinted from The Conversation The idea of inviting students into classroom conversations that teach them to define and express their concerns, ideas and opinions takes inspiration from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The right to be heard is the general principle, and Article 12 of the […]