Profiles in Mentoring

How the ‘Friends of the Children’ Mentorship Program Helps Vulnerable Youth Thrive

How the ‘Friends of the Children’ Mentorship Program Helps Vulnerable Youth Thrive

Terri Sorensen is president of Friends of the Children. Originally posted in The 74   Michael, who lives in Portland, Oregon, is the youngest of three kids. His mother, a domestic violence survivor, became a mom at age 16. When Michael was 4 years old, his father passed away in prison. Family circumstances such as […]

The environmental case for youth mentoring

The environmental case for youth mentoring

Particularly in light of the recent climate news, we are delighted to re-post Colin Beavan’s compelling contribution to the Chronicle. Colin Beavan, PhD, is a writer, speaker, consultant, life coach, and activist. He is the author of the book No Impact Man and subject of the documentary by the same name. His work has been covered […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Julie Gehring

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Julie Gehring

Written by Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg Julie Gehring is the Director of Mentoring at Mother Caroline Academy in Boston. Mother Caroline Academy is a private, tuition-free school for girls in grades 4 to 8 from families with limited means. At the academy she works to match girls in grade 7 and […]

Michael Lewis’ advice to graduates: check your entitlement

Michael Lewis’ advice to graduates: check your entitlement

Tis the season of inspiring graduation speeches, many of which are relevant to mentoring. Michael Lewis’ address, delivered a few years ago at Princeton, is about luck and entitlement. Particularly in this age of inequality and class-based segregation, it’s easy to lose sight of just how much luck and arbitrary privilege can shape how we think about ourselves and […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Willem Kooyker of MENTOR

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Willem Kooyker of MENTOR

By Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg Mr. Willem Kooyker is the Chairman of the Board of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Mr. Kooyker first became involved with MENTOR in 1993 and has remained a strong believer in mentoring ever since. Before being selected as chairman of the board, he served as a […]

A conversation with Dr. Oscar Prieto-Flores: Mentoring in Spain and Europe

A conversation with Dr. Oscar Prieto-Flores: Mentoring in Spain and Europe

By Vera van den Berg and Jelle de Graaf Dr. Òscar Prieto-Flores is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Girona. He is also a member of the research group in social mentoring. Dr. Prieto-Flores will be visiting the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring in Boston, Massachusetts from March until June of 2017 to […]

Meet Gil Noam, an expert on trauma informed care

Meet Gil Noam, an expert on trauma informed care

Gil Noam, Ed.D, Ph.D  is the founder and director of The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience at Harvard University and McLean Hospital. The PEAR Institute is a translational center that connects research to practice and is dedicated to serving “the whole child-the whole day.” An associate professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School focusing on prevention […]

★Professor Earl Spurgin

★Professor Earl Spurgin

You’re a professor of philosophy and you wrote an article about how celebrities like Michael Phelps often find themselves into the position of being role models.  Is philosophy a field that typically grapples with issues of role modeling and what’s best for today’s youth?  What got you interested in this topic? ESn (Earl Spurgin): Contemporary […]

An Interview with Dr. Michelle Munson

An Interview with Dr. Michelle Munson

LY: As an expert on youth aging out of the child welfare system, what have you found to be the most important factors in youth making a “successful” transition into adulthood? MM: So many things go into making a “successful” transition to adulthood. We know that for all young people it takes a lot of […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Jean Rhodes and Audrey Wittrup
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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Jean Rhodes and Audrey Wittrup

Written by Justin Preston The following is an excerpted conversation held with Jean Rhodes, Ph.D., and her daughter, Audrey Wittrup, M.A.. Jean is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology at UMass Boston and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. Audrey is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia. Audrey […]