Mentoring in the News

Ollie Cantos, mentor-turned-father, discusses the legacy of mentoring

Ollie Cantos, mentor-turned-father, discusses the legacy of mentoring

by Ollie Cantos In August, I was privileged to be inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC). I was honored over the fact that mine was the first induction ceremony to be organized for an individual. Held at the U.S. Department of Education and including […]

The story of the Navy’s first African American aviator is a story of mentoring, too
By November 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

The story of the Navy’s first African American aviator is a story of mentoring, too

Written by Justin Preston With the passing of Medal of Honor recipient Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., CNN has posted a wonderful story (Note: some language used in the article may be offensive to readers) on Hudner’s relationship with the Navy’s first African American aviator, Jesse Leroy Brown. Below is the opening excerpt from the story: […]

Forum on Critical Relationships in Mentoring
By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

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 […]

How to mentor a narcissist: Six strategies for working with difficult mentees
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How to mentor a narcissist: Six strategies for working with difficult mentees

Editor’s note: Surprisingly few studies have looked at how personality characteristics and disorders affect mentoring relationships. This is unfortunate, given how influential a young person’s personality can be in shaping interactions and outcomes (Turban & Lee, 2007).   In fact, a recently highlighted study, showed that relationships involving mentees with higher narcissism were shorter in duration than […]

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 […]

Fostering social engagement in minority youth can boost their job prospects

Fostering social engagement in minority youth can boost their job prospects

Posted by Laurel Thomas Gnagey, futurity.org Social action and engagement may help marginalized teens in their careers later in life, particularly if teachers help them discuss and engage with social issues, new research suggests. At a time when race and inequality are in the headlines daily, it seems, researchers find that addressing these issues can […]

Mentoring in the News: Focus on the relationship in after-school programs
By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Mentoring in the News: Focus on the relationship in after-school programs

Written by Nancy Deutsch, University of Virginia Curry School of Education When the bell rings at the end of the school day, students run from the classroom to a host of different activities. Some will work with adults to build on the lessons they learned in the classroom. Others will join a sports team, orchestra […]

Please come to Boston…Fall international short course on quality mentoring
By September 21, 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 […]