volunteering

Mentoring outside city limits: New Rural Mentoring Toolkit produced by MANY

There is one universal truth for all youth, anywhere—and that is that any young person can benefit from a mentoring relationship. Whether your community is urban, ex-urban, suburban, or rural, the youth in your schools and neighborhoods could use a … Read the rest

Mentor Expert

UK’s Children’s Commission releases new report on youth mentoring

by Anne Longfield

The recent tragic murders in London have again brought home how urgently we need to do more to stop young people joining gangs and becoming involved in violent crime. The drugs trade is absolutely ruthless. It grooms

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Can mentoring create better citizens: These findings suggest so!

Editor’s note: For years, scholars have argued that one of the benefits of serving as a mentor is that it awakens the adult to the problems facing today’s youth. Many of us have seen the potential benefits of connecting middle-class Read the rest

A pyramid scheme for mentoring programs: Well, not exactly

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy

by Jean Rhodes

Although most youth interventions are developed in response to particular needs or goals, mentoring programs were conceived more broadly as an extension of informal Read the rest

What we can learn from a “glittering ounce” of good news

“Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshiped and fondled like a priceless diamond.”

-Hunter S. Thompson

by Jean Rhodes

Let us take a moment to recognize an extraordinary … Read the rest

Mentoring around the country: Hundreds answer the call for mentoring event

Written by Joi-Marie McKenzie, ABC News

 

One Dallas community truly rallied around a school in need of volunteers.

More than 600 men showed up for Billy Earl Dade Middle School’s “Breakfast with Dads” event, where students are encouraged to … Read the rest

New study shows why disabled veterans should volunteer at nonprofits

New study shows why disabled veterans should volunteer at nonprofits - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based MentoringPosted by Jessica Martin-WUSTL on August 18, 2011

Disabled veterans who continue to give back on a volunteer basis improve their employment prospects, further their education, and become better role models for their children.

Through the Mission Continues fellowship program, … Read the rest

New research shows that volunteering can help keep older adults’ minds sharp

Posted by Sheena Rice, futurity.org

Volunteering may improve cognitive function of older adults, especially for women and those with lower levels of education.

While the links of volunteering to physical health are well known, its associations with mental functioning are … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Varsha Waishampayan and her work mentoring professionals

By Meg Fry, njbiz.com

When Varsha Waishampayan traveled to see her parents in India last year while on sabbatical from her job as director of asset and information management at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she got the same advice she has heard at … Read the rest

What’s in it for the mentor? Seinfeld (and others) explain.

by Jean Rhodes

In a classic episode of Seinfeld, a puzzled George asks Jerry what a mentor is. “The mentor advises the protégé” says Jerry, and the mentor derives “respect, admiration, prestige.” “Is there any money involved?,” asks George,”would … Read the rest