Mentorship Programs

October 02, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   This factsheet was developed by summarizing a review of research literature on mentoring Black youth.     Here's a sneak peek at what you can find in this factsheet: Avoid taking a deficits-based approach: As mentors often belong to privileged groups, and youth often come from marginalized communities, taking a deficits-based approach that focuses exclusively on lack and dysfunction can worsen existing inequalities. Don't have high volunteer turnover: Benefits to youth can be jeopardized when relationships with volunteer mentors end prematurely. Not...
October 02, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The term ‘youth mentorship’ describes a supportive, caring relationship between a young person and a non-parental adult that makes a significant positive difference for both youth and mentor. This factsheet was developed by summarizing a review of research literature on mentoring Black youth.   Here's a sneak peek at some of the good practices you can find in this factsheet: Long-Term Relationships: Research shows that as relationships between mentors and youth continue for longer periods, outcomes for youth are strengthened. Relationship duration...