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[Webinar] Supporting Newly Arrived Young People from Immigrant & Refugee Populations through Mentoring and Family Support

Date: Dec 15, 2022, 01:00 PM EST What are the mentoring experiences of youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds? What are some existing considerations for mentoring programs that help them? Join this webinar to learn more about this subject from a panel of youth and from adult mentoring professionals. To register for the event, please […]

How White mentors address social justice topics in cross-racial, community-based mentorships

Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2022). All things considered: Examining mentoring relationships between White mentors and Black youth in community-based youth mentoring programs. Child & Youth Care Forum.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-022-09720-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Community-based youth mentorships are prominent interventions for Black youth and other underrepresented youth. However, […]

What’s the current state of formal and informal mentoring for sexual and gender minority youth?

Edwards, K. M., Scheer, J. R., & Mauer, V. A. (2022). Informal and formal mentoring of sexual and gender minority youth: A systematic review. School Social Work Journal, 47(1), 37–71. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for promoting positive youth and have the potential to alleviate minority stressors. There’s a lack […]

A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring

By Youth Collaboratory Overview A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring was developed through a practitioner-researcher collaboration focused on identifying evidence-based practices in mentoring specifically designed to support youth that have been impacted by parental incarceration. While our research partners designed and implemented a random trial assignment study, Youth Collaboratory defined a strength-based approach to mentoring – […]

Fostering Positive Youth-Adult Relationships: My Experience in an Outdoor Education Environment

By Tiffany Ross, YouthREX YouthREX collaborated with students at Brock University reflecting on their placements involving child and youth work. In this reflection, a student shares her knowledge of how to build stronger relationships with youth in our communities, and discusses the unique challenges and lessons she learned while working with youth. Read what she […]

Position paper: Mentoring in Europe: Towards and inclusive society, connecting cultures and generations

By Mentoring Europe The first ever mentoring event in the European Parliament is now a fact. It was a momentous occasion as European decision makers and the European mentoring field came together to take the first steps in giving mentoring the official recognition that it deserves. The event Mentoring in Europe: building a society of […]

New review explores how adults are influenced by the experience of mentoring youth

Anderson, A. J., & DuBois, D. L. (2022). Are adults influenced by the experience of mentoring youth? A scoping review. Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22954 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Youth mentorships are known for promoting a variety of positive youth-related outcomes. While many systemic reviews and meta-analyses assess the impact mentoring relationships have […]

MENTOR Issues New Elements Supplement on Critical Mentoring

This supplement came as a result of conversations and “conspirations” between Dr. Elizabeth Santiago, formerly the chief program officer for MENTOR, and Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan, chief visionary officer of Youth Mentoring Action Network, and author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide. We recognized that it was imperative to establish an accessible, working collection of information […]

[Webinar] Developing a Mentoring Mindset: Critical Strategies to Support Every Child

By EmbraceRace Caregivers, educators, coaches, extended family members and other adults in young people’s lives have opportunities to have meaningful conversations with young people every day – conversations that can help young people process their emotions, understand their experiences and the world around them, receive validation and perspective, build a sense of identity, and connect […]

Improving the Quality of Mentoring Programmes & Recommendations for the European Mentoring Field – Interview with Thomas E. Keller

By Erika Irabor, Mentoring Europe Our European mentoring community is constantly seeking innovation – improvement, and interaction. Therefore, QUALITY in mentoring is like water for flowers – without it, nothing can grow. One way to accomplish that mission is to learn from other mentoring experts. And this also represents the key purpose of this blog […]