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Profiles in Mentoring: Varsha Waishampayan and her work mentoring professionals
By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Profiles in Mentoring: Varsha Waishampayan and her work mentoring professionals

By Meg Fry, njbiz.com When Varsha Waishampayan traveled to see her parents in India last year while on sabbatical from her job as director of asset and information management at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she got the same advice she has heard at home for years. This time, it stuck. Her father, a retired professor, was as insistent […]

New report lists top evidence-based interventions for youth with autism
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New report lists top evidence-based interventions for youth with autism

Posted by Dave Shaw A new report based on a review of 29,000 articles identifies the most successful, evidence-based interventions for children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). “More children than ever are being diagnosed with autism,” says Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) director Samuel L. Odom, who co-headed the new review. […]

Personalized learning in schools has implications for mentoring programs too
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Personalized learning in schools has implications for mentoring programs too

By Emily Berman, for the Huffington Post Tara’s eyes lit up in a way I had not seen before. I could almost hear what she was thinking: “Felicia is amazing.” Felicia, a local organizer for the NAACP, had just given a talk to our students about how to make change and organize in their community. […]

New research evaluates impact of pairing at-risk youth with survivors of the Holocaust
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New research evaluates impact of pairing at-risk youth with survivors of the Holocaust

A Social-Justice Informed Evaluation of a Mentorship-Based Program Pairing At-Risk Youth and Holocaust Survivors Morgan-Consoli et al., 2016 Summarized by Rachel Rubin   Background: Mentoring programs have been shown to have positive outcomes for youth, such as improving youths’ relationships with adults and peers. The mentoring literature specifically exploring cross-cultural community mentoring between under-represented youth […]

New research shows confidence and trust in program leaders amplifies program benefits
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New research shows confidence and trust in program leaders amplifies program benefits

Griffith, A. N., & Larson, R. W. (2016). Why trust matters: How confidence in leaders transforms what adolescents gain from youth programs. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(4), 790-804. Summarized by Kirsten Christensen   Introduction After school programs are common contexts in which youth and adolescents can gain a variety of social and emotional developmental benefits. Longitudinal […]

Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on the latest policy implications for mentoring

Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on the latest policy implications for mentoring

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring August 2017 Update The recent troubling and nation changing event in Charlottesville, VA reminds us as advocates for the well-being of children, youth, and families that it is time to get  our positive perspectives tuned up for the fall legislative season […]

New research examines long-term benefits of intensive mentoring for at-risk youth

New research examines long-term benefits of intensive mentoring for at-risk youth

Eddy, J. M., Martinez, C. R., Grossman, J. B., Cearley, J. J., Herrera, D., Wheeler, A. C., … & Harachi, T. W. (2017). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long-Term Professional Mentoring Program for Children at Risk: Outcomes Across the First 5 Years. Prevention Science, 1-12. Summarized by Rachel Rubin Background: Although parents and other close […]

2018 National Mentoring Summit Registration Now Open!

2018 National Mentoring Summit Registration Now Open!

Registration for the eighth annual National Mentoring Summit is now open! Register Now   The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. Register Now for […]

Engagement and mentor support in youth development programs as an avenue to foster adolescent social development

Engagement and mentor support in youth development programs as an avenue to foster adolescent social development

Chapman, C. M., Deane, K. L., Harré, N., Courtney, M. G., & Moore, J. (2017). Engagement and mentor support as drivers of social development in the Project K Youth Development Program. Journal of youth and adolescence, 46(3), 644-655. Summarized by Kirsten Christensen   Introduction Given that we are inherently social creatures, adolescence is a particularly critical time […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Veronica Fruiht

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Veronica Fruiht

Written by Kirsten Christensen Veronica Fruiht is an Assistant professor and researcher at Dominican University of California. Her research interests center around the construct of hope and mentoring relationships among young people. Specifically, Dr. Fruiht is interested in understanding and uncovering how hope and positive, supportive relationships influence adolescent and young adults’ academic goals and […]