Profiles in Mentoring

Teens in military families: Two scholars explain the complexities
By February 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Teens in military families: Two scholars explain the complexities

By Mallory Lucier Greer–Submitted by Amy Glaspie on Wed, 02/10/2016 – 10:33  Mallory Lucier-Greer, PhD, LMFT Assistant Professor Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University Jay A. Mancini, PhD  Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor Department of Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia Question: What do you get when you combine a seasoned […]

Mentor gets student over the roadblock to college
By January 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Mentor gets student over the roadblock to college

Written by Alison Martin Shakyra Ragsdale (left) got a scare when trying to raise money for college, but her mentor, Jamila Trimuel, got her through.  In August 2014, no college freshman was more eager to start school than Shakyra Ragsdale, then 18. Bound for Tennessee State University, Shakyra dreamed of her first day of classes […]

Bill Russell: We are nothing without our mentors
By January 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Bill Russell: We are nothing without our mentors

Bill Russell, Special for USA TODAY Sports12:30 a.m. EST January 21, 2016 (Photo: AP) If not for George Powles, I would have never played basketball. A mentor who changed my life. Who was George Powles? The year was 1949 and I was a sophomore at McClymonds High School in Oakland. Back then, freshman couldn’t try […]

When Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama to talk mentoring
By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

When Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama to talk mentoring

By Dipo Faloyin (Newsweek) In a recent interview with People magazine, President Barack Obama revealed that his favorite song of 2015 was “How Much a Dollar Cost” by Kendrick Lamar. No surprise, then, that when the Grammy-nominated rapper asks for a meeting with the president, he gets one. In a video released on Monday as […]

They were also always there to support me, and chase me down if I drifted away
By January 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

They were also always there to support me, and chase me down if I drifted away

“All the success I have experienced in life is due to the strong influence of several mentors,” says Jorge Santana, BUILD Boston’s new Program Director. “They held the bar very high. They were tough,” he says. “But they were also always there to support me, and chase me down if I drifted away.” Jorge was […]

An interview with Transgender expert, Professor Walter Bockting
By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

An interview with Transgender expert, Professor Walter Bockting

Eight questions for transgender expert Walter Bockting, PhD Founded in 1998, the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 honors those murdered as a result of anti-transgender prejudice. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 16.8 percent of transgender students report being physically assaulted because of their gender expression and 32.1 percent experience […]

★ Dr. Vartan Gregorian discusses mentoring in the 21st Century
By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

★ Dr. Vartan Gregorian discusses mentoring in the 21st Century

By Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York I am living proof that mentoring works… a point that was very important for me to make in my autobiography, The Road to Home. Born in Tabriz, Iran, raised by my illiterate peasant yet wise disciplinarian Armenian grandmother, my life was changed thanks to a series of […]

Over 100 votes, and the winner is…..
By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Over 100 votes, and the winner is…..

      The results are in and the term caring adults won by a very small margin. Everyday mentors and natural mentors were edged out by only a couple of votes, and if combined, there still does appear to be a strong consensus around using the term “mentor,” despite some objections from formal mentoring programs. The term […]

My book is not anti-technology. It’s pro-conversation: A conversation with Sherry Turkle
By October 28, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

My book is not anti-technology. It’s pro-conversation: A conversation with Sherry Turkle

By Ariana Huffington, Huffington Post Sherry Turkle is Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, and her new book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age cements her status as one of our pre-eminent thinkers on the ways technology impacts on our lives. In answer to my questions, […]

How’s this for a mentoring program? A preschool in a nursing home
By October 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

How’s this for a mentoring program? A preschool in a nursing home

Providence Mount Saint Vincent retirement home in Seattle brings together the very young and the very old in an effort to stave off the loneliness of late life and help children grow into healthy, caring people. “Present Perfect,” a poignant documentary about the program by filmmaker Evan Briggs, “explores the very real experience of aging […]