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Researchers propose pyramid model for mentoring African American youth

Researchers propose pyramid model for mentoring African American youth

Washington, G., Barnes, D., & Watts, R. J. (2014). Reducing risk for youth violence by promoting healthy development with pyramid mentoring: A proposal for a culturally centered group mentoring. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24646-657. doi:10.1080/10911359.2014.922789 Summarized by Julia Mancini   Notes of Interest: This article describes the development of a comprehensive […]

With college move-in day approaching, some advice programs can provide to their parents, youth, and mentors

With college move-in day approaching, some advice programs can provide to their parents, youth, and mentors

Written by Justin Preston In an article published last year in the Washington Post, author and teacher Braden Bell provides some tips to parents and their children on ways to pursue and build mentoring relationships to help further develop themselves and their interests. As the move-in dates for many college students across the country are […]

New Mentoring Research

New research investigates the different mentor roles taken on by sports coaches

New research investigates the different mentor roles taken on by sports coaches

White, J. S., Schempp, P. G., McCullick, B. A., Berger, B. S., & Elliott, J. M. (2017). Mentoring relationships in sport from the protégé’s perspective. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 15(1), 152-168. Summarized by Julia Mancini Notes of Interest: This article explores the effectiveness of the functions and roles in mentoring relationships […]

New research investigates the challenges and successes of Y-A Partnerships

New research investigates the challenges and successes of Y-A Partnerships

Heffernan, O. S., Herzog, T. M., Schiralli, J. E., Hawke, L. D., Chaim, G., & Henderson, J. L. (2017). Implementation of a youth-adult partnership model in youth mental health systems research: Challenges and successes. Health Expectations, 20, 1183-1188. doi:10.1111/hex.12554 Summarized by Renée Klein Schaarsberg Notes of Interest: This article describes the implementation of the McCain […]

Research From Related Fields

Phrasing, please: New research highlights impact of comparisons using gendered language

Phrasing, please: New research highlights impact of comparisons using gendered language

Posted by Alex Shaskevitch, Futurity.org Saying something like “girls are as good as boys at math” might come with good intentions and the intent to encourage, but it can backfire, according to new paper. Although well-meaning, the statement, which parents and teachers often express, can subtly perpetuate the stereotypes they are trying to debunk, study […]

Many can help more than one: New research highlights benefits of multiple social connections for bullied youth

Many can help more than one: New research highlights benefits of multiple social connections for bullied youth

Posted by Andrew Trounson, futurity.org Having a group of friends to rely on appears to buffer children from the emotional hurt bullying causes better than a single “best” friend, a new study of more than 1,200 primary school children and their parents suggests. “A group of friends appears to protect the mental health of bullied […]

Profiles in Mentoring

★  Prof. Harold Grotevant, leading adoption researcher, discusses mentoring

★ Prof. Harold Grotevant, leading adoption researcher, discusses mentoring

Questions for Harold Grotevant (HG), Rudd Family Professor, Psychology Dept., UMass Amherts. Interviewed by Laura Yoviene, Ph.D. LY:  As the nation’s leading adoption researcher,  how did you first become involved in adoption research? HG: Thanks for the compliment, but let me hasten to say that I’m very excited by the increasing number of great adoption […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Rich Greif of BBBS Massachusetts Bay on match support, tech in mentoring, and more

Profiles in Mentoring: Rich Greif of BBBS Massachusetts Bay on match support, tech in mentoring, and more

Written by Maaike Kroes and Iris Kools Rich Greif is the vice president of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB). He oversees all the volunteer and youth recruitment, as well as all the marketing and branding for the agency. Rich first got involved with mentoring when he […]

Mentoring in the News

New program combines coding and mentoring to help at-risk youth

New program combines coding and mentoring to help at-risk youth

Written by Jessica Guynn and Megan Diskin, USA TODAY CAMARILLO and SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Inside an aging brick facility ringed by a chain-link fence and agricultural fields, 14 young people convicted of violent crimes are trying to program a better future for themselves. For the last two months they’ve been learning to write code through a first-of-its-kind pilot program at the Ventura […]

July is College Access and Career Readiness Month!

July is College Access and Career Readiness Month!

From MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Mentors can play an instrumental role in preparing young people for college and career. This month, we’re focusing on sharing resources that can help mentors and mentees successfully navigate the road towards higher education and beyond. Check out these helpful resources from the National Mentoring Resource Center: College Positive […]

Webinars, Podcasts & Forums

Upcoming Live Webinar: Supporting and Inspiring Native Youth

Upcoming Live Webinar: Supporting and Inspiring Native Youth

Thu, Aug 16, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER There is no one-size fits all model for working with or within American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Instead, we invite you to engage in some reflection around how you can create the conditions needed to support and inspire Native youth through […]

Webinar – Mentoring Youth with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Friendship, Awareness, and A World of Possibility

Webinar – Mentoring Youth with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Friendship, Awareness, and A World of Possibility

At the heart of youth mentoring is the idea that every young person needs and deserves to have a caring, committed adult in their life to listen and help them realize their potential. EVERY young person implies an inclusive landscape – but too often, youth with disabilities are not included or considered when we design […]

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