Tag Archive for: youth mentoring

Big Ten Conference Joins Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge

The Big Ten Conference is joining MENTOR to launch this year’s Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge, an effort to connect young people with caring adult mentors. The Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge is an annual campaign to connect more youths to mentors that began with coach Tom Osborne at the University of Nebraska and coach Bill Snyder at Kansas […]

New study explores how personalities affect mentoring relationships

By Limor Goldner Goldner, L. (2015). Prote ge´s’ Personality Traits, Expectations, the Quality of the Mentoring Relationship and Adjustment: A Big Five Analysis, Child Youth Care Forum. Online 26 May. Abstract Background   Community-based mentoring interventions can benefit high-risk youth.  However, meta-analyses suggest that these benefits may be conditioned by protégés’ personality. Objectives   Associations between protégés’ […]

Shaquille O’Neil pays tribute to “the reason I have become the man I am”

To My brother’s keeper, Uncle Mike by Shaquille O’Neil There are some people that we are just meant to experience life with. When those people happen to be in your family, the world can seem a lot less scary. With these mentors in our corner, we are raised with the determination and confidence to realize […]

Making a Difference With Youth Mentors

By NANCY H. TILGHMAN Published: April 18, 2004 in the New York Times TAQUIOYA CAUSEY is 16 years old and has lived in at least 12 foster homes. She said that she couldn’t remember her father’s voice, and that her mother, a substance abuser, abandoned Taquioya and her older brother Kevin in Westbury six years […]

MENTOR’s Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 28

 From mentoring.org The 2015 Summit will be extended to a three-day event to incorporate an advocacy activity on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 28. The 2015 Capitol Hill Day is open to all Summit attendees and is included with your Summit registration. It’s your opportunity to join your committed colleagues who will meet with members of Congress […]

High school aged mentors: Challenges and recommendations

Editor’s note: In a comprehensive report on high school aged mentors, Carla Herrera and colleagues draw on data from their national study of Big Brothers Big Sisters SchoolBased Mentoring to explore the practice of enlisting high-school students to serve as volunteer mentors. They provide very useful insights and recommendations that are still quite relevant today.  In this […]

The Benefits of “Mentor Families” in Youth Mentoring Programs

 Weiler, L.M., Zimmerman, T.S., Haddock, S., & Krafchick, J. (2014). Understanding the              experience of mentor families in therapeutic youth mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 42 (1),  80-98.    Introduction: A strong emotional connection and subsequent close relationship between a mentor and a mentee is a major factor in distinguishing […]

FORUM: How will the new report on the “mentoring gap” help your efforts?

Earlier this month, MENTOR released The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring (pdf file), a major contribution to our understanding of just how much of an impact mentors are having on the lives of America’s young people. You can read more about the report and its findings on the […]

Important new report provides national overview of youth mentoring

As reported by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Download full report here.   The Mentoring Effect is a compelling new report informed by the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of both informal and formal mentoring, as well as a literature and landscape review and insights from a variety of key leaders […]

2014 SAFE Training Certification

Friends for Youth has been the leader in the youth mentoring field in developing guidelines for programs to implement in order to select safe volunteer mentors. Based on research from our resource SAFE (Screening Applicants for Effectiveness): Guidelines to Prevent Child Molestation in Mentoring and Youth-Serving Organizations and more recently for our chapter, Mentor Screening […]