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New research takes an ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction

New research takes an ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction

Suffrin, R., Todd, N. & Sanchez, B. (2016). An ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction with their youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(5), 553-568. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21785 Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction Previous mentoring research has shown that youth mentoring can serve as an important intervention for promoting positive youth outcomes across a variety of […]

Activity tied to greater happiness: Implications for mentoring relationships

Activity tied to greater happiness: Implications for mentoring relationships

By Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times When people get up and move, even a little, they tend to be happier than when they are still, according to an interesting new study that used cellphone data to track activities and moods. In general, the researchers found, people who move are more content than people who sit. […]

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

Posted by Katie Delach To encourage healthy habits and actions, doctors should leverage patients’ engagement with their friends and families—rather than increasing their interactions with medical professionals. In a new perspective published by the New England Journal of Medicine, behavioral economists suggest a five-step ladder to effectively engineer social engagements that promote health and to test their […]

Being kind serves to elevate your own well-being

Being kind serves to elevate your own well-being

Written by Douglas LaBier and originally posted on the Huffington Post I came across this small but useful study from Oxford researchers, and it caught my attention because it’s one more bit of evidence of our underlying interconnectedness. It shows that doing something positive for others enhances our own happiness. The study consisted of a […]

New research asks mentors to reflect on their perceptions of youth and the mentor role

New research asks mentors to reflect on their perceptions of youth and the mentor role

Lakind, D., Akins, M., & Eddy, J. M. (2015). Youth mentoring relationships in context: Mentor perceptions of youth, environment, and the mentor role. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 52-60.   Summarized by Umass Boston clinical psychology graduate student, Samantha Burton   Introduction: Mentors’ perceptions of their mentees can influence the length of the mentoring […]

Youth with spinal cord injuries improve quality of life with a model mentoring program called “Back on Track”

Youth with spinal cord injuries improve quality of life with a model mentoring program called “Back on Track”

Shem, K., Medel, R., Wright, J., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A., & Duong, T. (2011). Return to work and school: A model mentoring program for youth and young adults with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 49(4), 544-549. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B. A., Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring   Introduction:  People who become disabled in adolescence and […]

New research highlights role of mentoring in positive emotional development for boys

New research highlights role of mentoring in positive emotional development for boys

Exploring relationships among boys and men: A retrospective, qualitative study of a multi-year community-based group mentoring program Mark J Van Ryzin, Oregon Research Institute Secondary Education, Developmental Psychology Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B. A., Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring   Introduction: You may have experienced multiple occasions of individuals within the community that often associate […]

Soledad O’Brien: “A mentor helps you look at your life from 35,000 feet”

Soledad O’Brien: “A mentor helps you look at your life from 35,000 feet”

Written by Tanisha Love Ramirez, The Huffington Post   Soledad O’Brien had many great mentors throughout her life and career ― now, she wants to pay it forward. The award-winning journalist spoke with The Huffington Post recently about her role as the host of the fifth annual American Graduate Day on Saturday, and her personal investment […]

Maximizing the potential of corporate sponsorships
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Maximizing the potential of corporate sponsorships

Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time When done well, corporate partnerships can be immensely beneficial to mentoring programs and corporations alike. So how do we effectively maximize the impact and potential of these partnerships? Learn effective partnership practices from MENTOR’s corporate partnerships consultant, Daniel Horgan, along with leaders from Deloitte and […]

Making effective match support and closure practices a bigger priority in youth mentoring programs
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Making effective match support and closure practices a bigger priority in youth mentoring programs

Reflections from the 2016 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring Written by Mike Garringer, MENTOR One of the defining phrases of the modern youth mentoring movement has been “fervor without infrastructure.” This concept, applied to the emerging youth mentoring field in Marc Freedman’s landmark 1991 book The Kindness of Strangers, articulated an essential tension that was […]