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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives a $122.6 million donation to mentor kids

By Elizabeth Blair, NPR  Artis Stevens says he had no idea it was coming. The president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America says he “was in awe” when MacKenzie Scott’s representatives called with the news the mentoring organization would receive $122.6 million. “They told me the information and told me the number […]

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 […]

[Webinar] From Crisis Into Capacity: Research and Practice Lessons from the Pandemic to Inform the E-Mentoring of Tomorrow

Date: Apr 25, 2022 12:00 PM EST E-mentoring became essential for programs at the onset of the pandemic. With the increased usage of this approach, more and more researchers are studying it. Join Dr. Michelle Kaufman (Johns Hopkins University) and moderator Mike Garringer (MENTOR) to learn more about a) what makes e-mentoring work and b) […]

Do Mentees Just Wanna Have Fun?

by David DuBois Much of my research has been focused on examining the ways in which mentoring, if infused with more intentional and active forms of guidance, can be more effective. Illustratively, in a recent meta-analysis of youth mentoring program evaluations that I conducted with several colleagues (including Jean Rhodes, the editor of the Chronicle), […]