Tag Archive for: underrepresented youth

What are the benefits of being a peer mentor for Black and Hispanic high school students?

Opara, I., Metzger, I. W., Dawoud, S., Pierre, K., Assan, M. A., Garcia-Reid, P., & Reid, R. J. (2023). “It Makes Me Feel like I Can Make a Difference”: A Qualitative Exploration of Peer Mentoring with Black and Hispanic High School Students. Youth, 3(2), Article 2.  https://doi.org/10.3390/youth3020034 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest: Although peer mentoring […]

New study explores the effects of white mentors’ beliefs about discrimination

Simpson, S. B., Hsu, T., & Raposa, E. B. (2023). Trajectories and impact of White mentors’ beliefs about racial and ethnic discrimination in a formal youth mentoring program. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12664 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence indicates that American mentoring programs are more accessible and less stigmatizing for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, […]

Systematic review explores natural mentoring among underrepresented college students

Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y., & Sánchez, B. (2023). Historically underrepresented college students and natural mentoring relationships: A systematic review. Children and Youth Services Review, 149, 106965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.106965 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Historically underrepresented college students encounter many hurdles as they navigate higher education. Although natural mentorships are a viable way to support historically underrepresented […]

Large new study highlights inequality in access to important adults.

Hagler, M. A., & Poon, C. Y. S. (2023). Contextual antecedents and well-being indicators associated with children’s and adolescents’ access to supportive nonparent adults. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23016 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence indicates that having supportive non-parent adults (SNPAs) correlates with a myriad of positive youth outcomes. Research shows that longer-lasting and […]

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 […]