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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 […]

How colleges help (and hinder) students’ chances

How colleges help (and hinder) students’ chances

by Jean Rhodes Nearly 70% of the students who graduate from high school this spring will head off to college in the fall. Although this rate is down somewhat from its peak in 2009, it is up dramatically from just a few decades ago. Unfortunately, however, only about half of those students will finish college. […]

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Moving the Needle for First Generation College Students: Comprehensive Advising from College Access

Moving the Needle for First Generation College Students: Comprehensive Advising from College Access

    04/05/2016 02:00 PM – 03:15 PM ET From: American Youth Policy Forum In today’s economy, a college credential is in greater demand than ever before. Not only do college graduates tend to earn more money, but they are also more likely to vote, volunteer, and enjoy better health outcomes. However, navigating the college process […]

When Mentoring First-Generation College Students, It Is The Little Things That Make The Difference

When Mentoring First-Generation College Students, It Is The Little Things That Make The Difference

How to Help First-Generation Students Succeed A combination of simple nudges and regular check-ins from mentors can go a long way. Written by Mikhail Zinshteyn, Education Writers Association A few weeks ago Reina Olivas got on the phone with a freshman college student. “She was having a hard time with the cultural experience, the college […]

Muhlenberg College will require students to recruit mentors from a database of parents and alumni.

Muhlenberg College will require students to recruit mentors from a database of parents and alumni.

By Ellen Wexler John Williams thinks every student should have a mentor, someone who can act as counselor, sounding board, advice giver — and maybe, if the student is lucky, someone who can open doors in the working world. But to find a mentor, students need to learn to network. And for Williams, president of Muhlenberg […]

A Novel Program Provides an Entire Network of Support for At-Risk Youth

A Novel Program Provides an Entire Network of Support for At-Risk Youth

In the first of a two-part series in the New York Times, author David Bornstein puts the spotlight on a novel mentoring program being run in Baltimore City Public Schools. The organization, Thread, marshalls volunteer support for at-risk ninth graders. While the idea of utilizing volunteers to provide assistance to at-risk youth is not unique […]

How Mentoring a Refugee Helped My Own Transition

How Mentoring a Refugee Helped My Own Transition

Photo: Bonninstudio Written by Heather Mangan Sarah’s house smells like rice, and there are 10-pound bags of it lying in the corner of this one-bedroom apartment. Instead of a sofa and end tables, there are two beds in the living room. One is alongside the space’s only window, and the other is on the opposite […]

Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher

Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher

In Chapter 7 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life,Edward Asner, film, television, and stage actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher.              

Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?

Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?

By Shari Werb (From the Smithsonian) The director of education at the National Museum of Natural History delivers a clarion call to all scientists: Be a Mentor. Raise Up the Next Generation. Stand outside paleontologist Gene Hunt’s office this time of year and you may well hear him in a discussion that has little to do […]