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Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth

(from WT Grant Foundation) As the proportion of our nation’s children of immigrant origins increases, new research is essential to understand and intervene in shifting patterns of disparity. Over 40 million (approximately 12.5 percent) of people residing in this country are foreign born, and 25 percent of children under the age of 18, a total […]

Discrimination-Related Stress Affects Mental Health of Latino Teens, Particularly Those Born in the United States to Immigrant Parent

Sirin, S.R., Rogers-Sirein, L., Cressen, J., Gupta, T. Ahmed, S.F., and Novaoa (2015). Discrimination-Related Stress Affects Mental Health of Latino Teens, Particularly Those Born in the United States to Immigrant Parents. Child Development. Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority in the United States, comprising 15 percent of the total U.S. population, one third […]

Mentoring in STEM

A teacher’s guide to mentoring in STEM How to find and be a good mentor in STEM BY BETHANY BROOKSHIRE  (excepted from Student Science) Mentors that are involved in students’ lives can keep them engaged and encourage them to pursue STEM careers. Finding someone who can inspire a student to take on the demands of STEM […]

This just in: Some good news for the field of youth mentoring

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but 2013 has already been a groundbreaking year for the field of youth mentoring. With little fan fare, two large-scale, rigorous evaluations of youth mentoring programs have been released, both of which offer considerable promise to the field.  First, about of week before the “National Mentoring Summit, the Centre for […]