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[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 […]

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

By MENTOR, Reprinted from the Summary Taco Bell Foundation and MENTOR Release Comprehensive New Resource on Peer Mentoring A new wave of research is highlighting the effectiveness of “near peer” mentoring relationships in which older youth and young adults offer their support to those coming up behind them. These peer mentoring relationships are especially helpful […]

How Natural Mentoring Impacts Unaccompanied Immigrant Youths Leaving Residential Care

Reference: Alarcón, X., & Mirković, B. (2023). “Those bridges that help you get there”: How natural mentors improve social support and social capital of unaccompanied immigrant youths leaving residential care. Residential Treatment For Children & Youth. https://doi.org/10.1080/0886571X.2023.2241816 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study In Catalonia, unaccompanied immigrant youth live in reception centers until they […]

[Webinar] Professional Development Workshop: Making the Most of Your Mentoring Relationship

Reprinted from the Association for Psychological Science  Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC) Description: What’s the best way to establish a productive mentoring relationship? Join this workshop to learn how to establish healthy mentoring relationships with crucial boundaries and outcomes from both mentee and […]

Triumphs and Trials in Formal Youth Mentoring: Unpacking Findings From AJCP Research

Reference: Hagler, M. A., Jones, K. V., Anderson, A. J., McQuillin, S. D., Weiler, L. M., & Sánchez, B. (2023). Striving for safety, impact, and equity: A critical consideration of AJCP publications on formal youth mentoring programs. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12702 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study Over the past thirty years, […]

Meaningful Mentorship: Tips on the Mentor/Mentee Experience

By NMRC Youth Advisory Council, Reprinted from National Mentoring Resource Center 1. How do you ask someone you would like to mentor you? (assuming this is a non-facilitated situation/environment) a. Asking someone about a possible mentorship can be a scary task. But often, people are excited about having the opportunity to pass on their knowledge […]

How Can We Leverage Mentors to Build Student Resilience?

Developed by Manolya Tanyu, Reprinted from the National Center on Safe Supportive Environments Mental health is a dynamic state of balance between one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being (Galderisi et al., 2015). Everyday stresses can affect this balance. Stress may result from, for example, poverty; marginalization; historical trauma; lack of safety at home, school, and/or […]

[Webinar] The Credible Messenger Model: A Transformative Approach to Mentoring

Date: Sep 26, 2023, 01:00 PM EST The credible messenger model is an innovative mentoring approach that encourages mentors to share their experiences with their mentees (particularly ones involved in the juvenile justice system). Join this webinar to learn more about what sets this model apart from conventional mentoring approaches and how practitioners can incorporate […]

How can we actually measure mentors’ cultural responsiveness? New NMRC report has answers

By Savannah B. Simpson & Amy J. Anderson, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center While there are high rates of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) families and youth looking for support from mentoring programs,[1] the disproportionate number of White volunteer mentors in the U.S. presents considerations for mentoring practice to effectively serve BIPOC […]