Posts

A One-of-a-Kind School-Based Newcomer Youth Mentorship Program

By Lidia Abraha, YouthREX While there’s little Canadian research on the experiences of newcomer youth, we know they face many unique challenges and barriers that prevent a smooth settlement in their new country. Although parents and adult newcomers have access to local and government services, and elementary students may receive more support by being in […]

The impact youth mentoring approaches have on holistic competencies

Chan, C. K. Y., & Luo, J. (2022). Youth mentoring strategies and impacts on holistic competencies of secondary school students in Hong Kong. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2022.2030858 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Holistic competency is an umbrella term for various skills and positive attitudes & values, such as creativity, respect, communication, & […]

Mentoring expert, Szilvia Simon, talks about how online programming can open doors for international connections

Experts’ Corner: Mentoring in the era of COVID-19 From the ‘Mentoring in the era of COVID-19: Nine experts in the field weigh in’ article by Justin Preston and Monica Arkin Szilvia Simon of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring adds that, even once in-person programming has resumed to its former capacity, virtual programming will continue […]

New, Exciting…and Effective? Tips on Evaluating Innovative and New Programming

Organizations are evolving rapidly within the mentoring field – often adapting or launching new or innovative programs to meet local needs (and leverage local assets). Across the Big Brothers Big Sisters network, agencies are adding to or enhancing our core model at a surprising rate. A recent survey of the Big Brothers Big Sisters network […]