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Facebook is testing a feature for mentorships between users
By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Facebook is testing a feature for mentorships between users

by Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden) Next Story Earlier this year, Facebook signaled a plan to move into LinkedIn’s territory with the launch of job advertising. Now it appears to be taking another step to help develop the professional you. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook is testing a way to use its social network to link up users who are looking for […]

Please come to Boston…Fall international short course on quality mentoring
By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Please come to Boston…Fall international short course on quality mentoring

Jean Rhodes Please join us for an International Short Course sponsored by the UMB/MENTOR and European Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) and Mass Mentoring (MMP) on October 4 and 5, 2017.  Youth mentoring is growing rapidly in the U.S., Europe and across the globe. Last year, the European CEBM was launched and this past Spring the ECBM hosted […]

Now more than ever: Best practice for working with immigrant youth
By September 7, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

Now more than ever: Best practice for working with immigrant youth

by Jean Rhodes Editor’s note: Mentors who are working with the many immigrant children in our country are, no doubt, concerned about Trump’s decision to end DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and, more generally, the anti-immigration rhetoric and hate incidents/speech of recent months. Since 2012, DACA has allowed certain immigrants who entered the country […]

Register now!
By August 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Register now!

Please join us for an International Short Course sponsored by the UMB/MENTOR and European Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) and Mass Mentoring (MMP). Youth mentoring is growing rapidly in the U.S., Europe and across the globe. Last year, the European CEBM was launched and this past Spring the ECBM hosted an international short course. The ECEBM is working […]

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Four tips for having healthy conversations with mentees about race
By August 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Four tips for having healthy conversations with mentees about race

by Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. On August 11, events in Charlottesville, Virginia hit their community and the nation sparking a resurgence of issues with race relations in the United States. White nationalists marched on the campus of the University of Virginia in protest of the removal of a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee (see article from CNN).  It […]

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What’s in it for the mentor? Seinfeld (and others) explain.
By August 16, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

What’s in it for the mentor? Seinfeld (and others) explain.

by Jean Rhodes In a classic episode of Seinfeld, a puzzled George asks Jerry what a mentor is. “The mentor advises the protégé” says Jerry, and the mentor derives “respect, admiration, prestige.” “Is there any money involved?,” asks George,”would the protégé pick up stuff for the mentor?..laundry, dry cleaning?””It’s a protégé, not a valet!” answers […]

A meaningful activity for matches (and everyone else)!

A meaningful activity for matches (and everyone else)!

Dear Chronicle Readers,   For the past several years, my sister Nancy and I have been working with the Library of Congress to improve the Veteran’s History Project of the American Folklife Center, which collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American War  Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans […]

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Why it’s so important to consider youth’s capacity for connection

Why it’s so important to consider youth’s capacity for connection

by Jean Rhodes In a study of successful, long-term mentoring relationships, Renee Spencer pinpointed the precise turning point in the relationship between 14 year old Alana and Alana’s diehard mentor, Stacy (Spencer, Levine, & Rhodes, 2017). Early mistreatment had shattered Alana’s capacity to forge trusting bonds, and she’d grown adept at forcing relationships to their […]

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Why neither baseball nor mentoring should be a home run derby

Why neither baseball nor mentoring should be a home run derby

by Jean Rhodes For years, I was stubbornly convinced that formal mentoring programs should focus exclusively on creating and maintaining deep, emotional bonds. I saw attempts to scale back on relationship length and strength, or to rely on curricula, as existential threats to the field–destined to reduce already modest effects. But, with the help of […]

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Policy Corner: Five developments that will dramatically affect our nation’s youth

Policy Corner: Five developments that will dramatically affect our nation’s youth

By Janet Forbush As this edition of The Chronicle is published, the U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a Motion to Proceed (MTP) that will set the stage for a potential vote on repeal and/or replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The implications of these votes are vast. As readers understand, serious consideration […]