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Progress Not Perfection: A Pathway to HOPE

By Jamal Stroud, M.A. (Camp HOPE America, Mentor and Outreach Manager), National Mentoring Resource Center During National Mentoring Month, we honored mentors, teachers, coaches, family members, community leaders, and countless other individuals who have unselfishly given their time, love, and hope in the name of helping young people reach their full potential. We all benefit […]

Resources to Help Children in the Wake of a School Shooting

By Jessica Dym Bartlett, Child Trends  As adults struggle with their own reactions to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time to talk to children about what they are […]

Mentors Play a Role in Protecting Youth from Human Trafficking

By U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, National Mentoring Resource Center Young people are especially vulnerable to crimes of exploitation and human trafficking. In fact, according to the most recent data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, more than 23% of human trafficking cases involve victims who are minors. Mentors work with young people […]

The state of the teen mental health crisis — and how to help

By Erica Pandey, Axios Never have so many kids reported being so sad and stressed. Why it matters: The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the mental health crisis among children and teens a national emergency. Zoom out: Consider these troubling stats, reported by Axios health care editor Tina Reed. Mental distress: More than 40% of […]

Assessing mentoring interventions for youth with ASD by adults with ASD

Gunty, K. Y., Weiler, L., Keyzers, A., & Hudock, R. (2022). Assessing need and acceptability of a youth mentoring intervention for adolescents with autism by adults with autism. 2(2). Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although families of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate high levels of family coping, they still experience high levels […]

Anything But Basic: The Top 5 Takeaways from the 2022 Mentoring Matters Conference

By MENTOR New York Who says you can’t hold a virtual conference with all of the bells and whistles of a traditional in-person event? A tried-and-true convener of mentoring and youth development leaders and practitioners, MENTOR New York hosted it’s annual Mentoring Matters Conference virtually for the second year in a row on April 1st, […]

What can we learn from historically marginalized youth’ experiences with after-school engagement?

Sjogren, A. L., & Melton, T. N. (2021). The Complexities of Student Engagement for Historically Marginalized Youth in an After-School Program. Journal of Youth Development, 16(5), 105–121. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2021.1068 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although after-school programs are known for promoting positive youth outcomes, families from under-resourced backgrounds are less likely to have access to quality […]

[Webinar] Fueling A Relationship Movement: Workplace Mentoring and Sustaining Young Employees

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Everyday acts of resistance: New study shows how mentors support undocumented youth

Sánchez, B., Garcia-Murillo, Y., Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y., Thursby, K., Ulerio, G., de los Reyes, W., Salusky, I. R., & Rivera, C. S. (2022). Everyday Acts of Resistance: Mexican, Undocumented Immigrant Children and Adolescents Navigating Oppression With Mentor Support. Journal of Research on Adolescence.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12755 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Having an undocumented status is associated with […]

Mentoring Young People Can Change Lives And Change Communities—and America Needs Many More Mentors

By Marvin Krislov, Forbes I’m a big believer in the power of mentorship. I know I’ve benefited from the support and wisdom of mentors. And, as I’ve written before, I’ve seen how that kind of coaching and support can be both a big benefit for college students and a benefit to those who serve as […]