mentorship

September 17, 2019
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Why is it critical to engage underrepresented youth in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)? How can we widen and increase the participation of girls, racialized youth, and young people from low-income and marginalized communities in STEM programs? This engaging and interactive discussion explored the importance of providing equal access to STEM opportunities, and how these opportunities can be designed to engage youth not typically represented in STEM fields. Our guests for this critical...
August 14, 2019
This toolkit was developed by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of New York. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: This guide provides mentors with recommendations and resources to help them support youth who have faced experiences with violence or trauma. Topics addressed include helping youth process their emotions, ask for help, and channel uncertain feelings into positive action. The resource includes information on a mentor’s role in these conversations, how to communicate effectively about these topics, ways to provide...
July 26, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research examines the role of trusted adults during young people’s transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Trusted adults are non-parental adults “with whom young people are willing to be vulnerable or whom they are willing to risk relying on” (p. 576). Research shows that these figures can provide motivational, emotional, and instrumental support to youth,...
July 23, 2019
This video was produced by Baha'i Community of Canada Office of Public Affairs. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: On June 13, 2019, Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX) and the Baha'i Community of Canada co-hosted a Community of Practice in Toronto, bringing together community stakeholders to explore the power of mentorship in youth employment.  
July 02, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research explores how social capital – the social resources a person has access to, such as relationships, communities, and networks – develops in mentor-mentee relationships. Research shows that social capital can support the upward social mobility of youth. Having social capital has also been linked to more successful transitions from secondary school to work and higher...
May 24, 2019
This toolkit was published by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: Conversations About Masculinity: How Mentors Can Support Young Men of Color is a research-backed and youth-informed guide to unpack the timely and critical topic of toxic masculinity. Our collective understanding of gender is evolving, and how we understand masculinity is evolving with it. With this guide, mentoring programs, practitioners, and mentors can reflect on their experiences, biases, and assumptions to more effectively leverage their strengths and the power of...
February 25, 2019
Mentoring relationships in higher education are recognized as a critical factor in preparing and socializing doctoral students and junior faculty for academic roles. We examined the practices of 12 educational leadership professors who were recipients of the Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award, from the perspectives of 103 mentees who submitted letters in support of their nominations. The process-based relational mentoring framework was adopted for thematic analysis and two core interpretative dimensions formed: effective mentoring practices that were universally acknowledged as effective and...
February 18, 2019
This toolkit was published by the Canadian Women's Foundation and Alberta Mentoring Partnership. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: This Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit provides the tools, resources, and support to create, implement, deliver, and evaluate a quality group mentoring program for girls, ages 9-13, in your community. The Toolkit is intended to be used in a range of communities, and can be adapted to the unique values, needs, strengths, and challenges that each community encompasses.  
February 18, 2019
School-based mentoring programs are popular prevention programs thought to influence youth development; but rigorous evaluations indicate that these programs often have small effects on youth outcomes. Researchers suggest that these findings may be explained by (a) mentors and mentees failing to develop a close relationship and (b) mentors not setting goals or focusing on specific skills necessary to improve outcomes. We assessed these explanations using data from approximately 1,360 mentor and mentee pairs collected through a national study of school-based mentoring (called, “The Student...
January 24, 2019
The aims of this study were twofold: to describe associations between mentoring relationship quality (MRQ) and student academic adjustment in a formal mentoring program involving teachers as mentors and academically at-risk students as mentees, and to explore the mediating and moderating effects of student mastery goal orientation on these associations. One hundred and fifteen academically at-risk students in their first year of high school (mean age = 13.46, SD = 0.80) participated in ACCES, a one-year academic teacher–student mentoring program. Student academic adjustment and mastery goal...