Tag: Mentor: the National Mentoring Partnership

Michael Garringer
By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Michael Garringer

  We are delighted to welcome Mike Garringer to the editorial board of the Chronicle of Evidence-based Mentoring. Michael serves as the Director of Knowledge Management for MENTOR, overseeing projects related to the intersection of mentoring research and program practice, as well as data collection and evaluation that can highlight the prevalence and impact of mentoring […]

Communicating as a Movement: Next webinar on Nov. 20th
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Communicating as a Movement: Next webinar on Nov. 20th

Next Live Webinar National Mentoring Month: Communicating as a Movement Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT How loud can we be as a mentoring movement?…very loud if we all join forces for National Mentoring Month! The Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series is committed to helping programs prepare to participate in National Mentoring […]

Why we need to pressure Congress to pass the Child Protection Improvements Act

Why we need to pressure Congress to pass the Child Protection Improvements Act

A volunteer mentor from Odessa, Texas was arrested in July for inappropriate sexual contact with his 15-year-old mentee. What started as a flirtatious text quickly moved to alleged nude photographs and assault. The sad fact is that pedophiles sometimes look to youth-serving organizations as a source of victims. Yet three years after the Jerry Sandusky case brought […]

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of mentoring across the US? By Lisa Suhay, Correspondent / May 19, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor CNA […]

From Supermarket Tomatoes to Apples: Aligning growth and quality through evidence
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From Supermarket Tomatoes to Apples: Aligning growth and quality through evidence

by Jean Rhodes In 2006, David DuBois and I wrote a report about the state of mentoring in which we likened aspects of the mentoring movement to supermarket tomatoes. As we argued, the field’s expansive growth goals in the 1990’s and early 2000’s had moved youth mentoring toward a mass production approach. That is, in […]

What is Your Evidence-Based Mentoring IQ?

What is Your Evidence-Based Mentoring IQ?

by David DuBois   With the ever-growing volume of research on youth mentoring (Blakeslee & Keller, 2012), it is a formidable task for even the most evidence-minded practitioner, policy-maker, or funder to keep up with the latest findings. Resources and events such as this website, the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring at Portland State University, […]

The Mentor’s Field Guide: An essential reference for quality mentoring
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The Mentor’s Field Guide: An essential reference for quality mentoring

Book review by Jean Rhodes In their book, The Mentor’s Field Guide (MN: Search Institute), former MENTOR CEO Gail Manza and Founder of the Ct. Mentoring Partnership Susan Patrick have teamed up to produce an extremely useful resource for the field of youth mentoring. The book provides research-based, practically applicable information that is designed to develop […]

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FORUM: Post-election wish list for youth mentoring

FORUM: Post-election wish list for youth mentoring

Now that the election is over and the nation has some political clarity for the next few years, I found myself wondering about what this might mean in terms of federal-level support for mentoring. With stability in the White House and some new faces in Congress, there may be an opportunity to push some new […]

A Note From The Editor, October 30, 2012
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A Note From The Editor, October 30, 2012

I am delighted to appoint eight new members to the editorial board of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring. With their vast knowledge and experience, the members of this board are well positioned to bring us important perspectives and to stimulate vigorous debates in ways that improve the practice of youth mentoring. The new editors include: W. […]

A Much Needed Safety Net

A Much Needed Safety Net

Programs that serve our nation’s children strike deep emotional chords and often attract powerful constituents. Since many administrators and policy makers are working under the tacit assumption that youth development programs are universally beneficial to youth (an assumption that has been countered in the research literature), they often put their donations into launching new initiatives […]