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More Than Black and Brown Faces: Diversity in Mentoring

More Than Black and Brown Faces: Diversity in Mentoring

By Marty Martinez As we celebrate and raise awareness of Black History Month, it is important for the mentoring movement to take stock of our efforts to be inclusive and accessible to all communities. As practitioners, we hear time and time again that mentoring programs and youth development organizations need more volunteer mentors of color. […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
10 healthy strategies youth can use to cope with racial discrimination

10 healthy strategies youth can use to cope with racial discrimination

By Bernadette Sánchez, PhD. A number of years ago, my colleagues David L. DuBois, Naida Silverthorn, and Julia Pryce, and I developed an evidence-based intervention curriculum, GirlPOWER!, for adolescent, African American and Latina female mentees and their adult female mentors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. I contributed to parts of the intervention […]

Mentoring Youth of Incarcerated Parents: My experience volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mentoring Youth of Incarcerated Parents: My experience volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Associate editor’s Note: The following article by Dr. Tim Cavell was originally published on The Huffington Post and is republished with permission of the author. In the recent past, The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring has published content exploring how children of incarcerated parents can benefit from a caring adult mentor. We learned from The Rev. Dr. W. […]

By January 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

New Mentoring Research

School-based mentoring associated with improved parent and teacher relationships

School-based mentoring associated with improved parent and teacher relationships

summarized by Laura Yoviene Chan, C., Rhodes, J., Howard, W., Schwartz, S., Lowe, & S. Herrera, C. (2013). Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: The mediating role of parent and teacher relationships. Journal of School Psychology, 51, 129-142. Background Although school-based mentoring (SBM) is the most common approach to formal mentoring in the United States, […]

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The influence of school-based mentoring relationships on school attachment and risk behaviors

The influence of school-based mentoring relationships on school attachment and risk behaviors

Black, D.S., Grenard, J.L., Sussman, S. & Rohrbach, L.A. (2010). The influence of school-based natural mentoring relationships on school attachment and subsequent adolescent risk behaviors. Health Education Research, 25(5), 892-902. Background: Adolescents spend a significant percentage of time at school and in after school programs, which have the potential to offer a variety of prosocial […]

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The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring

The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring

Willis, P., Bland, R., Manka, L., & Craft, C. (2012).  The ABC of peer mentoring – what secondary students have to say about cross-age peer mentoring in a regional Australian school, Educational  Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice, 18 (2), 173-185. Cross-age peer mentoring Problem: Cross-age peer mentoring is a community-based […]

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Research From Related Fields

Safer sex if gay teens can talk to parents: Implications for mentors

Safer sex if gay teens can talk to parents: Implications for mentors

Posted by Beth Salamon-Rutger Positive relationships with family and open dialogue lead to more safe sex practices among young gay and bisexual people, report researchers. On the flip side, the study finds that disrupted family relationships result in risky sexual behaviors among this group. “Youth had limited engagement in unsafe sex when the families were […]

By February 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

From New York Times Study after study has shown a yawning educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in America. But what does this gap costs in terms of lost economic growth and tax revenue? That’s what researchers at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth set out to discover in a new study […]

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Au Revoir: Considerations for ending mentoring relationships

Au Revoir: Considerations for ending mentoring relationships

Editor’s note: We stumbled onto this thoughtful article and immediately saw the implications for mentoring. In fact, we were so impressed that we have invited the author, Karen Zilberstein, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. Adjunct Associate Professor at Smith College, to be an expert speaker at the inaugural Short Course @ UMB on mentoring foster care youth. Karen is the clinical director of the […]

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Profiles in Mentoring

The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People

The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People

Editor’s Note: In this column, we will be continuing our series of offering bits of advice from 101 of our country’s most successful men and women. The advice was compiled by writer Vince Reardon into a book, The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People which will be available for purchase next mont. After gathering all the advice, Vince […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
★ An interview with Professor Joe Allen

★ An interview with Professor Joe Allen

The Chronicle is honored to feature Joe Allen, one of the nation’s leading experts on adolescent development, especially parent and peer relationships. His work is also featured in the Chronicle. Joe is the Hugh Kelly Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and a licensed clinical psychologist. In an ambitious ninety-classroom study funded by the William T. […]

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★Rising Star: Professor Julia Pryce

★Rising Star: Professor Julia Pryce

A conversation with Professor Julia Pryce, author of  new study on mentor attunement  JR (Jean Rhodes): In your study, you and your team sat in classrooms and schools and watched relationships in action. Did you ever feel that your presence influenced the ways in which the adult and youth interacted?  JP: Our presence had minimal […]

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Mentoring in the News

World of Children Accepting Nominations for 2015 Education, Humanitarian, Health, Youth Awards

World of Children Accepting Nominations for 2015 Education, Humanitarian, Health, Youth Awards

The World of Children Award program was created to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe, regardless of political, religious, or geographical boundaries. The program makes grants in support of the proven, high-impact programs these individuals have created for children and to ensure […]

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Are you a mid-career researcher, practitioner, or policy maker? This grant might be for you.

Are you a mid-career researcher, practitioner, or policy maker? This grant might be for you.

Due Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 The William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program is accepting applications from researchers investigating how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Eligible applicants include: Influential mid-career practitioners Policy makers Researchers Learn more about this opportunity.  Funding Opportunities Category:

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Does your program serve military-connected youth? If so, researchers need your help!

Does your program serve military-connected youth? If so, researchers need your help!

Does your program serve military-connected youth – those with a parent in the military, National Guard, or Reserve? If so, we need your help in conducting a survey of mentoring program practices. A team of researchers (see below) is developing a model by which schools can provide supportive, school-based mentoring to military-connected students in the elementary school […]

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Webinars, Podcasts & Forums

Listen and learn: Mentoring U podcast series is growing!

Listen and learn: Mentoring U podcast series is growing!

Let Mentoring U teach you about the latest mentoring and youth development research.  Entertain you with lively interviews, and inform you about mentoring-related news. The 40 podcasts (and growing) each run about 5-10 minutes. Produced by award-winning radio host, Micheline Mann, the Chronicle’s podcast series was recently described by one listener as “like NPR for mentoring.”  Open iTunes to […]

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Don’t miss this webinar on Trauma-informed mentoring

Don’t miss this webinar on Trauma-informed mentoring

A New Lens for Mentoring: Trauma Informed Care Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Trauma Informed Care may be a new term for those supporting children and youth in mentoring programs, but it has been a framework for psychological treatment that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all […]

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Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

Click above to listen to Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engage in a lively conversation with Program Director of an innovative coaching program, Project Coach. by Jean Rhodes  This week, we introduce a new podcast that explores a great program, Project Coach, which uses an innovative “cascading mentoring” model to engage students as both coaches and mentees. Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engages […]

By February 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →