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Building a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program

By the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Reprinted from the introduction  Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes, but some key components help to ensure excellence and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community […]

The Limits of Mentorship

By Patrick T. Brown, the Ethics and Public Policy Center Originally published in the Winter 2022 issue of National Affairs. As America suburbanized in the decades following World War II, neighborhoods — the places where family and civic life is lived on a day-to-day basis — gradually became more socio-economically stratified. Between 1980 and 2010, the percentage of low-income […]

Announcing a New Resource! Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People Launches Today

By MENTOR January 10, 2021 MENTOR  is thrilled to announce the release of Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People. This resource, written by experts in the field, has been designed to benefit any adult who is looking for actionable ways to support a young person. Full of real-world advice that […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Timothy Cavell on mentoring aggressive children, chronically bullied children, and next steps for the field

Timothy Cavell is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas’ J. William Fulbright college of Arts & Sciences. He has been a speaker and presenter at mentoring conferences, summits, and institutes around the country. Professor Cavell’s research interests focus on how mentoring relationships with children who are highly aggressive or chronically bullied […]

9 Ways to Celebrate National Mentoring Month

By Miranda DeBruyn, MENTOR New York Since 2002, the Mentoring Movement unites in celebration of National Mentoring Month and uses the power of our collective voice to recruit new mentors, advance the mentoring field’s legislative priorities, and drive meaningful change for young people. This January, stand beside MENTOR New York and spread the positivity that […]

[Webinar] Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ Standard 4: Matching

Date: January 5, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Matching is a critical process in establishing effective mentoring relationships. Join Aristede Hill to learn about a) the purpose of mentoring matches, b) the compatibility considerations for program practices, c) the requirements of forming long-lasting mentorships, and d) the cultural competencies needed to support mentoring pairs. […]

The youth mental health crisis is real, but teachers can’t solve it alone

By David B. Shapiro and Stephanie M. Jones, The Hill The U.S. surgeon general this month issued a stark warning about the state of mental health among America’s youth. Citing mounting evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to social isolation, feelings of hopelessness, and self-harm among adolescents, his public health advisory urged immediate action […]

What kind of impact does social mentoring have on vulnerable groups?

Prieto-Flores, Ò. & Feu Gelis, J. (2018). What type of impact could social mentoring programs have? An exploration of the existing assessments and a proposal of an analytical framework. Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria, 31, 149-162.  https://doi.org/10.7179/PSRI_2018.31.12 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Researchers have increasingly become interested in studying the impact mentoring has on the social […]

New study explores the contexts, barriers, and motivations of friend’s parents and family friends as natural youth mentors

Christensen, K. M., & Poon, C. Y. S. (2021). Exploring Friend’s Parents and Family Friends as Natural Mentors for Youth: Contexts, Motivation, and Barriers. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02153-5 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Natural mentorships are a viable way to provide emotional, social, functional, and instrumental support for youth. Granovetter’s model is […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Brings Mentoring Virtual with Big Plans for 2021

By Big Brothers Big Sisters, NECN Reposted from MentorHub Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mass wanted to continue adapting and serving. Earlier this year they partnered with Dr. Jean Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to work on the MentorHub. MentorHub consists of an app and […]