Profiles in Mentoring

A conversation with Sarah Schwartz

A conversation with Sarah Schwartz

Six Questions with Sarah Schwartz: Youth-Initiated Mentoring and the Connected Scholars Program By Justin Preston     Mentoring programs across the country are often faced with two interconnected, stubborn issues: The shortage of available mentors for young people hoping to be matched with an adult and the high rates of mentor drop out. The former […]

★ A conversation with Renée Spencer

★ A conversation with Renée Spencer

Editors note: We are thrilled to feature Professor Renée Spencer (RS), whose work has significantly advanced our understanding of the dynamics of adult-youth relationships. In this conversation, UMass Boston clinical student, Laura Yoviene (LY) talks to Renée about her work and inspirations.  LY: As the nation’s leading qualitative researcher in mentoring, what do you see as the […]

What do boys want?: A conversation with Professor Niobe Way

What do boys want?: A conversation with Professor Niobe Way

Niobe Way, a professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at N.Y.U.’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, discussed her book with New Yorker columnist, Vanna Lee. Her edited version of their conversation appears below. VL: Why boys? NW: My interest in boys’ development grew out of listening to my younger brothers and […]

Mentoring Then and Now
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Mentoring Then and Now

Melvin Simensky, Co-Chair The New York County Lawyers’ Association When mentoring was first used in a legal context, it described two main circumstances which also prevail today. One is the establishment of an amicable relationship between a senior attorney and young people such as high-schoolers interested in later pursuing a legal career. The second main use […]

Meet Sally Power: Expert on role models in the lives of diverse youth

Meet Sally Power: Expert on role models in the lives of diverse youth

Sally Power Director of Research, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University There are lots of concerns these days about the kind of role models that young people look up to. Social commentators fear that the youth of today have been captured by popular culture and the so-called cult of the celebrity. This is backed […]

★ A conversation with Professor Bernadette Sanchez

★ A conversation with Professor Bernadette Sanchez

Professor Bernadette Sanchez is one of our fields most prolific scholars and among the most consistent voices for cultural-sensitivity in youth mentoring.  I am pleased to have had a recent conversation about Bernadette about her new studies and more.  JR: In your study, which we posted on the Chronicle, you explore the role of mentors in […]

LIBN Q&A with Jean Lahage Cohen of Mentor New York

LIBN Q&A with Jean Lahage Cohen of Mentor New York

Written by Claude Solnik Mentor New York, with offices in Hauppauge and Manhattan, was created this year by combining the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island and the Mentoring Partnership of New York. As executive director, Jean Lahage Cohen leads an organization serving nearly 500 mentoring programs and 57,000 young people. She talked about the importance […]

Teens in military families: Two scholars explain the complexities
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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
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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
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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 […]