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Believing people can change sparks cooperation with others

Believing people can change sparks cooperation with others

Posted by Alex Shashkevich-Stanford, futurity.org Jewish-Israelis and Palestinian-Israelis have spent decades in conflict over disputed territories. The mutual distrust and skepticism have built to a point that the two groups struggle to work cooperatively on solving their issues. But a research team of psychologists has found that teaching Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli teenagers that groups are […]

Serving as a mentor pays dividends for those 50 and older

Serving as a mentor pays dividends for those 50 and older

Written by Chris Farrell There’s a mushrooming mentoring movement in America. And that’s great news both for people over 50 who mentor as well for younger people who are the recipients. Let me tell you what’s happening, and why. I was recently in Sedona, Ariz., at a learning and networking conference for the central U.S. […]

What are the keys to successful mentoring? New study has some answers
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What are the keys to successful mentoring? New study has some answers

by Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa In a forthcoming article in the American Journal of Community Psychology we reported on some interesting findings that have direct implications for mentoring programs. The study was entitled, the Impact of Youth Risk on Mentoring Relationship Quality: Do Mentor Characteristics Matter?–and the short answer is yes! But let’s step back […]

Be aware mentors: Unspoken or otherwise, kids sense their parents’ discord

Be aware mentors: Unspoken or otherwise, kids sense their parents’ discord

Written by Cindy Lamothe, The Atlantic Summarized by Justin Preston Family conflicts are communicated in a wide variety of ways. It isn’t limited to angry shouting matches between parents. Silent, “Cold War” nonverbal tensions can be just as distressing for children as a heated argument. According to E. Mark Cummings, a professor of psychology at […]

PBS NewsHour: Why first-generation students need mentors who get them
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PBS NewsHour: Why first-generation students need mentors who get them

PBS’ September 20, 2016, podcast of their NewsHour series tackled the importance of mentors to first-generation college students. To access the podcast, click here. You can find the transcript of the essay from novelist Jennine Capo Crucet below, as well.   GWEN IFILL: We close with an essay. Novelist Jennine Capo Crucet grew up in […]

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 […]

It’s not what you know….: The case for a networked approach to mentoring
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It’s not what you know….: The case for a networked approach to mentoring

by Jean Rhodes According to a recent Gallup poll  successful college students have one important thing in common–they all had one or more teachers who were mentors who took an interest in their hopes and dreams.  “We think it’s a big deal” where we go to college,” Gallup’s Brandon Busteed told the New York Times. But […]

Youth anxiety: What to say when your mentee is anxious
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Youth anxiety: What to say when your mentee is anxious

Written by Carey Wallace, time.com Today’s kids are more worried than any kids in recent history. According to some long-term surveys of mental-health literature, the average kid today is more anxious than people who were hospitalized for anxiety in the 1950s. And those worries tend to intensify around times of transition — like the start […]

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 […]

Social media and body issues in youth: Why mentors are well-suited to intervene
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Social media and body issues in youth: Why mentors are well-suited to intervene

Written by Allison Hydzik   Young adults who log onto social media sites frequently throughout the week or spend hours trawling various social feeds during the day may be at greater risk of eating and body image concerns, according to a new study. Gender, specific age, race, and income did not influence the association—all demographic […]