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Mutual benefits: How college peer mentoring benefits the mentors

Reference: McCallen, L., Yazdani, N., Pai, G., Bloom, J., Chajet, L., & Fine, M. (2023). How a community engagement model of near-peer counseling impacts student mentors’ college outcomes. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 27(2). Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: Many racial and socioeconomic disparities persist within the current postsecondary education […]

Fostering Change: Promoting Cultural Humility for Youth Mentors

Reference: Anderson, A. J., Jones, K. V., DuBois, D. L., Çifci, F., & Teger, Z. (2023). Cultural humility development in adults serving as mentors for youth: A qualitative evidence synthesis. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12730 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study: Research on social justice in mentoring and relational mentoring posits that mentors […]

Though mentors have become more common, Gen Z has less access to mentoring resources

Featured Article By Alia Wong, USA Today (Article Summarized by Ariel Ervin) Evidence shows that young people under forty have higher rates of mentorships than their older counterparts due to the rise of formal mentoring programs that support low-income students of color. However, despite this promising finding, many mentoring relationships (particularly natural mentorships) are more […]

[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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Addressing the Trauma of Undocumented Immigrant Children and Families

    Date: November 3, 2023, Noon-1 PM EST/9-10 AM PST In an era marked by heightened animosity towards unauthorized immigrants in America, harsh immigrant policies contribute to detentions and deportations that result in detrimental consequences (e.g., family separation and compounded trauma), highlighting the need for policymakers and mental health professionals to address the adverse […]

A qualitative thematic analysis of first-generation college students’ help-seeking attitudes, decisions, and behaviors

Reference: Hagler, M., Johnson, R., Boags, J., & Snipe, L. (2023). A qualitative thematic analysis of first-generation college students’ help-seeking attitudes, decisions, and behaviors. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/15210251231198006  Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About this Study  Evidence shows that college degrees are longitudinally associated with higher earnings, greater civic engagement, […]

Mentoring experiences for First Nations young people: A scoping review

Reference: McMahon, M., Chisholm, M., Yenara, A., Garling, T., Vogels, W., van Vuuren, J., & Modderman, C. (2023). Transformational mentoring experiences for First Nations young people: A scoping review. Australian Social Work, 76(3), 379–392. https://doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2023.2193166  Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study Evidence highlights the essential role history and a sense of identity have in […]

“You got an instant conversation:” E-Mentoring for Youth with Communication Disabilities

Grace, E., Shipman, J., Raghavendra, P., & McMillan, J. M. (2023). “You got an instant conversation”: Goal progress and perceptions following an e-mentoring social media intervention for young people who use augmentative and alternative communication. Journal of Communication Disorders, 103, 106328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2023.106328 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study People with communication disabilities often face […]