Tag Archive for: youth mentoring

[Webinar] Gun Violence: How Mentoring Can Help and Heal Our Communities

Date: Jun 22, 2023, 01:00 PM EST Gun violence is a major issue in the United States that disproportionally affects Black and Brown communities. Join this webinar to discuss how people can co-create solutions for mentoring programs that can promote safer communities for youths. To register for the event, please click here.

National Bureau of Economic Research report explores how natural mentors contribute to students’ long-term academic success

Kraft, M. A., Bolves, A. J., & Hurd, N. M. (2023). How informal mentoring by teachers, counselors, and coaches supports students’ long-run academic success. National Bureau of Economic Research. © 2023 by Matthew A. Kraft, Alexander J. Bolves, and Noelle M. Hurd Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Schools are institutions that foster academic skills that […]

How do informal mentoring networks for foster youth students change over time?

Gowdy, G., Hogan, S., Roosevelt, K., Saastamoinen, M., & Levine, S. (2023). Informal mentoring for foster youth students: Core and capital mentors over time. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 40(2), 221–236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-022-00899-5 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many youths involved in the foster care system experience hardship before, during, and after their care placement. Evidence […]

What are the motivations, program support, and personal growth that occur within cross-racial mentoring relationships with Black youth?

Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2023). Motivations, program support, and personal growth: Mentors perspectives on the reciprocal benefits of cross-racial mentoring relationships with Black youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 106996. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.106996 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although Black youths are the most significant demographic of young people who receive […]

What are the benefits of virtually mentoring youth?

Andersen, T. S., & Wellen, H. (2023). Being a mentor in the digital era: An exploratory study of the benefits undergraduate student mentors derived from providing virtual mentoring to youth. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23051 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring programs are affordable interventions that can reduce or prevent risky behaviors and promote positive […]

[Webinar] Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach to Mentoring Justice-Involved Youth

Date: May 23, 2023, 01:00 PM EST Many justice-involved youths encounter traumatic experiences and are likely to display survival mode coping approaches. Given how they can be perceived as unmotivated, rebellious, and hesitant to participate in mentorships, they can be a difficult population to engage with. Join this webinar to learn more about supportive and […]

New study assesses the longitudinal impacts of mentor role on youth outcomes

Samuels, J., Davis, A. L., & McQuillin, S. D. (2023). Assessing longitudinal impacts of mentor role on youth outcomes. Youth & Society, 0044118X231168439.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X231168439 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research shows that youths with natural mentors are more likely to have more positive attitudes about school, have higher expectations for academic success, perform better […]

Supporting mentees’ emotion regulation strategies

Kiadarbandsari, A. (2023). Mentors’ supporting approaches of mentees’ cognitive emotion regulation strategies. Journal of Adolescent Research, 1–36. Summarized by Megyn Jasman and Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Emotion regulation strategies involve handling thoughts, feelings, and other emotions in ways that contribute to positive outcomes. Since adolescents are still developing their cognitive abilities, they need guidance […]

What factors can sustain indigenous youth mentoring programs?

Sanchez, J., Maiden, J., Barton, E., Walters, L., Quinn, D., Jones, N., Doyle, A. K., & Lim, D. (2023). Factors that sustain indigenous youth mentoring programs: A qualitative systematic review. BMC Public Health, 23(1), 429.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-15253-2 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Indigenous youths have disproportionally lower quality mental health and well-being ratings than their non-Indigenous […]

[Webinar] Moving Towards a Wellness Environment in the Workplace

Date: May 18, 2023, 01:00 PM EST Have you ever felt bad for feeling stressed, frustrated, and/or overwhelmed about your workplace? Have you ever wondered why you feel unsatisfied working in an environment doing something that you enjoy? Join this webinar to learn how joy can be integrated into the policy culture of institutions and […]