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New research on how youth-initiated mentoring can possibly redress problems faced by many mentoring programs.

Spencer, R., Gowdy, G., Drew, A. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018). “Who Knows Me the Best and Can Encourage Me the Most?”: Matching and Early Relationship Development in Youth-Initiated Mentoring Relationships with System-Involved Youth. Journal of Adolescent Research. doi:10.1177/0743558418755686… Read the rest

A conversation with Whitney Mastin: YIM at the programmatic level

Whitney MastinYouth Initiated Mentoring, part 2: Promise and challenges in implementing YIM at the programmatic level

By Justin Preston

Welcome to the second of the Chronicle’s two-part series on Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM). In part one, we spoke with Professor Sarah Read the rest

An in-depth look at youth initiated mentoring

Initiative-STEMSpencer, R., Schwartz, S. O., & Rhodes, J. E. (in press). “Somebody who was on my side”: A qualitative examination of youth initiated mentoring. Youth & Society.

Introduction:

Youth initiated mentoring (YIM) is a new approach to mentoring in which … Read the rest