Reimagining Critical Mentorship for Equity-Deserving Youth

By Princess Asiedu, Emily Lim, & Ossob Nur, Youth REX How can we expand our understanding of youth mentorship in ways that center the strengths and voices of young people, promote intergenerational and multidirectional learning, and advance social justice? We delved into some of the infinite answers to this question during Critical Youth Mentorship: A […]

Fostering a sense of belonging through group mentoring

By Joanna Dumas, Partners for Youth with Disabilities PYD has been offering mentoring programs to young people with disabilities for over 35 years; mentoring is the core of what we do. Over the years, additional programs have been added, including Access to Theater, Career Readiness, Youth Leadership Forum, and Young Leaders Rising, and while the […]

Adapting to Connect Young People to Opportunity

We Will Have to Do It in a Post-Pandemic World By Patrice Cromwell, The Annie E. Casey Foundation “Adapt.” That’s what we’ve been advis­ing young peo­ple for years — since the Great Reces­sion, real­ly — as they have sought footholds in an Amer­i­can econ­o­my increas­ing­ly defined by pre­car­i­ty. It’s a refrain that echoed through the first year of the […]

What is literacy-enhanced mentoring (LEM) and can it improve youth match outcomes?

Peaslee, L., Teye, A. C., & Baker, J. S. (2022). Promising Practices for Improving the Match Outcomes of Young Children: An Evaluation of the School-Based Literacy-Enhanced Mentoring (LEM) Program. Child & Youth Care Forum. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although recent research indicates that instrumental relationship styles can strengthen school-based mentoring, there’s a lack […]

The Rights of LGBTQ+ Youth and their Families Must Be Protected

By MENTOR MENTOR Opposes Discriminatory Legislation and Censorship Attempts Across the Country March 4, 2022 – As an organization committed to expanding and supporting positive relationships and identity formation for our nation’s young people, MENTOR takes a stand against the recent discriminatory legislation that ostracizes and discriminates against LGBTQ+ youth. These policies are a shocking […]

Relationships and Equitable Environments: Meeting Young People Where They Are

By the Search Institute How well is your organization doing at creating an equitable relational climate where all young people have access to the resources and relationships they need to thrive? Creating more equitable climates in our classrooms and programs takes knowledge, investment, and resources. Search Institute’s Rooted in Relationships model is a research-based approach […]

Consideration of future consequences: How does solitude affect youth with behavioral issues?

Poon, C. Y. S., Chan, C. S., Chau, P. P. L., & Chan, C.-Y. (2021). Be Still and You Will Know: A Mixed-Method Study on Solitude and Consideration of Future Consequences Among Youth in Rehabilitation. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 0306624X211058955. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Social media makes it’s difficult for […]

Developing Resilience: A Conversation with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on Learning from Emotions

By the Search Institute One of the central questions of youth development research is: What does it mean for young people to develop resilience? And here’s an essential follow‑up question: What does the brain have to do with it? We can’t think of a better person to discuss this with than Dr. Mary Helen Immordino‑Yang, […]

[Webinar] A Pathway to Youth Advocacy: Mentoring Strategies to Support Young People

Date: Feb 17, 2022 01:00 PM EST With more and more organizations becoming more youth-centered, more and more of them are interested in incorporating advocacy into their programs Join this webinar to learn 1) how mentoring and advocacy align, 2) essential practices for developing youth advocacy initiatives, and 3) what program managers and youth advocates […]

[Webinar] Critical Youth Mentorship: A Youth Work Teach-In

Date: ​​Mon, January 31, 2022, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST Join MENTOR Canada and YouthREX in celebration of National Mentoring Month by attending two keynote panels and discussions regarding critical youth mentorship. In part 1 (11 AM to 12:30 PM ET), Dr. Jean Rhodes will reflect on the past and future of the mentoring […]