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Fostering Change: Promoting Cultural Humility for Youth Mentors

Reference: Anderson, A. J., Jones, K. V., DuBois, D. L., Çifci, F., & Teger, Z. (2023). Cultural humility development in adults serving as mentors for youth: A qualitative evidence synthesis. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12730 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study: Research on social justice in mentoring and relational mentoring posits that mentors […]

Mentor Training – Existential Helping: A Holistic Approach to Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth

Date: Feb 28, 2024 03:00 PM EST Join this webinar to learn how to utilize Existential Helping, an evidence-based framework for marginalized communities. By engaging in the interactive activities, attendees will learn how to “hold space” for youth navigating anti-LGBTQ discrimination and trauma and how to demonstrate empathy instead of sympathy. The session will also […]

Though mentors have become more common, Gen Z has less access to mentoring resources

Featured Article By Alia Wong, USA Today (Article Summarized by Ariel Ervin) Evidence shows that young people under forty have higher rates of mentorships than their older counterparts due to the rise of formal mentoring programs that support low-income students of color. However, despite this promising finding, many mentoring relationships (particularly natural mentorships) are more […]

Unlocking Potential: Navigating Youth Mentoring through Participatory Research on Social Capital

Reference: Radlick, R. L., & Przedpelska, S. (2024). Participatory research approaches to studying social capital in youth mentoring: Not the panacea we hoped for. Children and Youth Services Review, 156, 107205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.107205 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study: Norway has become a destination for refugees in recent decades. However, while many newcomers are resilient, […]

Group Mentoring Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

By MENTOR, Reprinted from the Introduction (“Tips for Using This Resource” Section) This Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring will be most useful to those starting group mentoring programs, as well as to those who are looking to strengthen their existing services. The recommendations included in the next section, from Recruitment through […]

Indigenous Youth Mentoring Program: Unveiling Key Traits of Community-University Partnerships in Canada

Reference: Lopresti, S., Willows, N. D., Storey, K. E., McHugh, T.-L. F., & Team, I. N. (2022). Indigenous youth mentorship program: Essential characteristics of a Canadian multi-site community-university partnership with Indigenous communities. Health Promotion International, 37(1). Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study: Engaging Indigenous communities in research within settler-populated nations like the United States, […]

Round Up: National Mentoring Month 2024

By Leslie M. Booren, Youth-Nex Researchers at Youth-Nex and the UVA School of Education and Human Development are contributing to a growing body of research on how and why effective mentoring works, as highlighted in this 2024 national mentoring month round-up. Youth Mentoring Addressing Youth Loneliness: Close youth mentoring relationships can improve mentees’ relationships with […]

The Crucial Role of Family and Social Networks in Cross-Racial Mentoring with Black Youth

Reference: Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2023). Forming an alliance: mentor’s perspectives on the role of family and social networks in cross-racial mentoring relationships with Black youth. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: As community-based mentoring (CBM) programs […]

[Webinar] CMWS Series #1: Building Your Program: Empowering Grassroots Mentoring

Date: Jan 18, 2024, 01:00 PM EST May 16, 2024, 01:00 PM EST Sep 19, 2024, 01:00 PM EST Embark on a transformative journey with MENTOR for a three-part webinar series dedicated to evaluating the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring with a focus on grassroots mentoring organizations. From exploring resource constraints and fostering meaningful […]

The Ripple Effect of Youth Mentoring on Family Well-Being

Reference: Erdem, G., DuBois, D. L., Larose, S., De Wit, D. J., & Lipman, E. L. (2023). Associations of Youth Mentoring with Parent Emotional Well-Being and Family Functioning: Longitudinal Findings from a Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Children and Youth Services Review, 107384. Summarized by: Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: While […]