Keynotes and Events

Citi Foundation Bets Big on Mentoring for At-Risk Youth

Citi Foundation Bets Big on Mentoring for At-Risk Youth

Michael Gentilucci (from Inside Philanthropy) Eariler this year, the Citi Foundation announced a $50 million, three-year initiative called Pathways to Progress, with the goal of providing entrepreneurship training, civic engagement opportunities, and summer employment to 100,000 low-income youth. The initial programs that the Citi Foundation decided to support as part of this initiative include ServiceWorks, which is focused […]

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma (With implications for mentoring)

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma (With implications for mentoring)

By DAVID BORNSTEIN (NYTimes) Recently, I reported on the damaging effects that prolonged stress can have on young children who lack adequate protection from adults. Over the past 15 years, researchers have learned that highly stressful — and potentially traumatic — childhood experiences are more prevalent than previously understood. Now scientists are shedding light on the […]

Moving Mentoring Forward: Expanding Access and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities

Moving Mentoring Forward: Expanding Access and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities

Assoc. Editor’s Note: The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is a proud supporter of the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program. The 2013-14 cohort of Ambassadors, in collaboration with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), have created the following training workshop that will take place in Boston, MA on June, 17th (Tuesday). […]

UMass Boston’s CEBM to Study Youth Initiated Mentoring in YouthBuild Programs

UMass Boston’s CEBM to Study Youth Initiated Mentoring in YouthBuild Programs

Submitted by Kelly Belmonte on Fri, 06/06/2014 – 11:39  YouthBuild USA is pleased to announce a collaboration with UMass Boston’s Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) to evaluate Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) as implemented within YouthBuild programs. The project is being funded through a research grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and […]

June 19th webinar on Positive Youth Development and Mentoring

June 19th webinar on Positive Youth Development and Mentoring

Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT A variety of assets, from community supports to a young person’s own values, are key to positive youth development. Caring adults – including mentors – play a critical role in spurring the development of these positive assets. Join us to look at how mentoring relationships […]

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of mentoring across the US? By Lisa Suhay, Correspondent / May 19, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor CNA […]

AmeriCorps “Ambassador of Mentoring” position in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

AmeriCorps “Ambassador of Mentoring” position in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

   Host Site Project Description: The AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring will serve as the Associate Editor of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Research Intern at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. In this capacity, the Ambassador will oversee all aspects of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring, including editing and posting editorial content, creating podcasts, facilitating […]

Transitioning to Adulthood: How Do Young Adults Fare

Transitioning to Adulthood: How Do Young Adults Fare

Publication number: 2014-18 Author(s): Mary A. Terzian; Kristin A. Moore; Nicole Constance A new Child Trends research brief seeks to identify patterns and transitions during emerging adulthood to obtain a better understanding of the likelihood that young adults will experience a lower-risk transition to adulthood. We analyzed panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health […]

Research Scientist Position at iRT

Research Scientist Position at iRT

Research Scientist Position innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral science research firm, in Durham, North Carolina, seeks a full-time Research Scientist. iRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs for youth. Job Description: Project Director of and team member on several research, evaluation, and training and technical assistance […]

Parents as Partners: Research and Strategies for Engaging Parents in Youth Mentoring Programs

Parents as Partners: Research and Strategies for Engaging Parents in Youth Mentoring Programs

Thursday, May 15, 1-2:15 p.m. Live webinar! Sign up now!  One of the more complicated aspects of running a youth mentoring program is figuring out how and when to engage parents and other family members. Parents can play a crucial role in supporting the relationship between a mentor and mentee, but programs often struggle to […]