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Get to know Dr. Richard Tapia, a leader in the field of STEM Mentoring

Get to know Dr. Richard Tapia, a leader in the field of STEM Mentoring

Posted on paesmem.net As a renowned mathematics professor and exemplary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) mentor who founded and directs the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity at Rice University, Dr. Richard Tapia (PAESMEM 1996) recounts many stories about his life and work. One story in particular stands out though. When he was 17, he […]

Good Enough Mentors

Good Enough Mentors

by Timothy Cavell   In the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring (DuBois & Karcher, 2013), Chris Elledge and I (Cavell & Elledge, 2013) offered this definition of youth mentoring: Youth men­toring is the practice of using program-sponsored relationships between identified youth and older volunteers (or paraprofessionals) as a context for prevention-focused activities […]

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Discussing the unspeakable: Steps to foster conversations about the Las Vegas tragedy

Discussing the unspeakable: Steps to foster conversations about the Las Vegas tragedy

Written by Justin Preston In the wake of the tragic events that occurred nearly two weeks ago in Las Vegas, we as adults can feel at a loss in trying to make sense of what happened and why. With widespread news coverage online and in the media, it is possible that your mentees have learned […]

New Mentoring Research

New research investigates empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls

New research investigates empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls

Peifer, J. S., Lawrence, E. C., Williams, J. L., & Leyton-Armakan, J. (2016). The culture of mentoring: Ethnocultural empathy and ethnic identity in mentoring for minority girls. Cultural Diversity And Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22(3), 440-446. doi:10.1037/cdp0000078 Summarized by Bri Santaniello   Introduction Research all over the world shows mentoring can contribute various positive outcomes in […]

New study shows why disabled veterans should volunteer at nonprofits

New study shows why disabled veterans should volunteer at nonprofits

Posted by Jessica Martin-WUSTL on August 18, 2011 Disabled veterans who continue to give back on a volunteer basis improve their employment prospects, further their education, and become better role models for their children. Through the Mission Continues fellowship program, a national nonprofit organization, returning veterans receive a stipend to serve as a volunteer at […]

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Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

Click above to listen to Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engage in a lively conversation with Program Director of an innovative coaching program, Project Coach. by Jean Rhodes  This week, we introduce a new podcast that explores a great program, Project Coach, which uses an innovative “cascading mentoring” model to engage students as both coaches and mentees. Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engages […]

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Research From Related Fields

New research shows that volunteering can help keep older adults’ minds sharp

New research shows that volunteering can help keep older adults’ minds sharp

Posted by Sheena Rice, futurity.org Volunteering may improve cognitive function of older adults, especially for women and those with lower levels of education. While the links of volunteering to physical health are well known, its associations with mental functioning are less clear. “Cognitive functions, such as memory, working memory, and processing are essential for living […]

Asking youth about substance use does not make it more likely: New research

Asking youth about substance use does not make it more likely: New research

Posted by Kim Eckart Researchers report finding no evidence that discussing drug and alcohol use with preteens encourages them to try drugs or drinking. The study focused on school-based surveys of fifth- and sixth-graders to determine whether their behaviors changed over time. The research team found that, among two groups of students—one surveyed in fifth […]

New research highlights role for mentors in improving work outcomes for individuals with disabilities

New research highlights role for mentors in improving work outcomes for individuals with disabilities

Written by Justin Preston Family and close friends play an integral role in helping people with childhood-onset disabilities attain quality employment as adults, a new study from Oregon State University has found. However, not everyone has an extensive family network available to them. In such a context, a mentor can help bridge the gap and […]

Profiles in Mentoring

Library of Congress Magazine profiles Prof. Rhodes and her sister

Library of Congress Magazine profiles Prof. Rhodes and her sister

From a park picnic table in Wheaton, Illinois,at the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans, George Martin talks about his 20 years of service in the U.S. Army. More than 1,000 miles away in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, George Pelati, a flight engineer during World War II, tells stories surrounded by family in his home. They are […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Torie Weiston-Serdan on Critical Mentoring

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Torie Weiston-Serdan on Critical Mentoring

Written by Vera van den Berg  Torie Weiston-Serdan is the founder of the Youth Mentoring Action Network— a non-profit organization that focuses on youth mentoring. Moreover, Torie Weiston-Serdan is the author of “Critical mentoring: A practical guide”. She examines how marginalized and minority youth are served by mentoring and mentoring organizations. Critical mentoring, central to […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Kristin Humphrey of Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Kristin Humphrey of Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Kristin Humphrey is the Mentoring Director at Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), a Boston-based organization with national impact that matches youth with disabilities with caring adults through one-on-one, group, and online mentoring. Humphrey has worked with youth with disabilities for the past nine years, and has been involved with mentoring for over a decade. […]

News & Funding Opportunities

Forum on Critical Relationships in Mentoring

Forum on Critical Relationships in Mentoring

Forum on Critical Relationships Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 9:30am to 4:30pm Save the date for MMP’s day long forum on November 16th convening youth serving practitioners from across the Commonwealth to explore the exciting new work of scholar and practitioner Torie Weiston-Serdan, author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide. Critical mentoring challenges our traditional thinking […]

By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Decorated veteran talks about new role in supporting the next generation

Decorated veteran talks about new role in supporting the next generation

Written by William Wagasy, Board of Advisors, Trauma Assistance Program for Survivors A Navy SEAL from 2002 to 2012, I had three deployments to Iraq under my belt and had just finished a year-long deployment to Afghanistan when I returned to the United States. I served another six months in the military and transitioned to […]

A mentor at every stage: What Kobe Bryant learned from composer John Williams

A mentor at every stage: What Kobe Bryant learned from composer John Williams

Written by Rina Raphael, Fast Company In 1998, a teenage Kobe Bryant was lifting weights in Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif. when his phone rang. He answered his brick-sized Nextel phone to hear a shocking statement on the other line: “This is Michael Jackson.” “Get the f** out of here,” Bryant recalled answering. “What the […]

Webinars, Podcasts & Forums

Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

Click above to listen to Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engage in a lively conversation with Program Director of an innovative coaching program, Project Coach. by Jean Rhodes  This week, we introduce a new podcast that explores a great program, Project Coach, which uses an innovative “cascading mentoring” model to engage students as both coaches and mentees. Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engages […]

By October 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
National Mentoring Month: How to Engage and Recruit

National Mentoring Month: How to Engage and Recruit

COLLABORATIVE MENTORING WEBINAR SERIES Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:15PM EST Join us for a webinar highlighting National Mentoring Month and how to leverage the milestone as an opportunity for recruitment.  Explore research-backed tips and learn tactical tools to engage and expand audiences. Register now or download prior webinar archives and presentation materials […]

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Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Participate in a Webinar Thursday, October 18, 2017 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT The Mike Sussman Studio   Free Webinar Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students Panelists: Jamie Fasteau, Principal, Education Counsel Carlos A. Guevara, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of […]

By October 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →