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Everyday Acts of Resistance: Mexican, Undocumented Immigrant Children and Adolescents Navigating Oppression with Mentor Support

Sánchez, B., Garcia-Murillo, Y., Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y., Thursby, K., Ulerio, G., de los Reyes, W., Salusky, I., & Rivera, C. (2022). Everyday acts of resistance: Mexican, undocumented immigrant youth navigating oppression in education with mentor support. Journal of Research on Adolescents, 32(2), p. 398-416. doi: 10.1111/jora.12755. By Yesenia Garcia-Murillo, Bernadette Sánchez, Lidia Monjaras-Gaytan, & Grevelin Ulerio, Reprinted […]

[Webinar] Disability Inclusion Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

Date: Jan 12, 2023, 01:00 PM EST How can we make mentoring programs more accessible for youth with disabilities? Mike Garringer (MENTOR), Genelle Thomas, and Kristin Humphrey (Partners for Youth with Disabilities) will be discussing the brand-new Disability Inclusion Supplement to EEPM, a guide that assists mentoring programs make sure that their service deliveries, procedures, […]

New systemic review assesses natural mentorships for LGBTQ youth

Burningham, K. L., & Weiler, L. M. (2021). Natural mentoring and LGBTQ youth: A systematic review. Adolescent Research Review, 6(4), 391–407.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-020-00146-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Supportive familial and non-familial relationships have many benefits for adolescents. Despite this, many formal mentoring programs do not adequately address LGBTQ needs – this is especially concerning […]

How Schools Can Teach Students to Network (Even When Students Don’t Think They Have One)

By Sarah D. Sparks, Reprinted from Education Week Many schools have used federal funding to hire or assign staff or volunteers to build one-on-one relationships with students. But as leaders grapple with staff shortages and overwhelmed teachers, it may be more effective and sustainable to help students learn to find and develop support networks on […]

Using mentorships to promote agency and a sense of belonging among asylum seekers

Amitay, G. (2022). From helpless rage to loving resistance: Resistance to othering and practices of agency in mentoring children of asylum seekers in Israel. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(4), 705–727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09649-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  More than 30,000 African refugees and asylum seekers (AS) live in Israel. AS in Israel endure restrictive […]

Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk – Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus

Date: Sep. 19, 2022, 12:00 PM EST The book, Sisters Resisters, provides a multifaceted approach that encourages change & growth for mentees & mentors in cross-racial mentorships in higher education. In this virtual book talk, Janie Victoria Ward, Ed.M.’81, Ed.D.’86, and Tracy L. Robinson-Wood, Ed.M.’83, Ed.D.’88, offer advice for advisors, faculty members, and administrators, who […]

Access to Higher Education: Supports for Homeless and Foster Youth

By Rachelle Robins, Reprinted from the American Youth Policy Forum Young people experiencing homelessness and those in the child welfare system face unique challenges when it comes to education, including post-secondary education. The National Working Group on Foster Care and Education found that over 70 percent of foster youth want to obtain a college degree, […]

A Reimagined Vision for Black Child and Family Well-being From National and Local Leaders

By Mavis Sanders, Reprinted from Child Trends Despite significant gains toward achieving the full rights and protections of citizenship, Black people in the United States face significant challenges to their well-being that stem from centuries of racial discrimination, violence, and exclusion. Statistics recounting these challenges, while necessary to understand and address the pervasive impact of […]

The Mentoring Effect for Black Youth

By MENTOR Canada, Reprinted from YouthREX Supportive relationships with adults, including mentoring relationships, foster young people’s positive development and can provide significant psychological protection in the face of adverse life circumstances. In the winter of 2020, Mentor Canada surveyed 2,838 young adults in Canada to learn more about how mentors supported them while they were […]

New study explores the experiences of high-achieving, underserved high school students in an e-mentoring college access program

Arnold, K. D., Deutschlander, D. T., & Lewis, J. S. (2022). Someone on my side: The experiences of high-achieving, underserved high school students in an e-mentoring college access intervention. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 30(4), 381–408.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2091193 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Practitioners use a variety of approaches, such as mentoring, coaching, and advising, […]