OBYAPMentorship

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...
December 12, 2018
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 is about the importance of positive mentor relationships. Programs engaging young Black women can learn from this research and train their staff members to think about trust-building as an interactional process, one that is fundamental to building positive mentor relationships. The research was guided by three questions (p. 8): How do positive mentoring...
April 13, 2018
YouthREX has compiled this document of abstracts, or short summaries, of articles about youth mentorship. This could be helpful if you are designing a mentoring program, trying to figure out how to improve the mentoring you’re already doing, or just want more information about mentoring and mentorship programs. We’ve organized the abstracts into categories to try to make things easier to find, but many of the articles address multiple issues or aspects of mentoring. Where articles are available for free online, we’ve included the link to the article below the abstract so you can easily learn...
March 19, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. YouthREX has compiled tools and resources to support your work with Black youth. This factsheet provides an overview of some of the resources available on the eXchange, tailored to your specific OBYAP funding stream. You can also search the following tags: OBYAP, OBYAPParentSupport, OBYAPIndustry, OBYAPMentorship.  
February 15, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth? This is the second of a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario. The webinar featured an interactive and insightful conversation with our guests, drawing from their rich...
January 29, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth? This is the first of a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario. The webinar featured an interactive and insightful conversation with our guests, drawing from their rich...
January 09, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   The content for this factsheet was taken from Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.  Between March and July 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) conducted 15 community engagement sessions to inform the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. Over 1500 community members participated in the engagement sessions. The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as...
January 09, 2018
This report was published by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Doing Right Together for Black Youth summarizes what was learned from over 1500 community members who answered the call from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to co-develop the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP). The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as well as written submissions, with YouthREX to analyze, interpret, and summarize. This report shares the top...
October 18, 2017
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 two pages or less!     1. What was this research about? This report looks at the experiences of first-generation immigrant and refugee youth (FG-IRY) as they adjust to living in the United States. During this transition, FG-IRY often face difficulties, including trouble with their education, mental health problems, and high stress levels. Many of these youth also live in lower income areas and are exposed to violence; moreover, they...
October 18, 2017
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 two pages or less!     1. What was this research about? This research is about the effectiveness of mentoring programs for children who experience externalizing and internalizing problems. Externalizing problems refer to behaviour-related issues, including aggression, ADHD, and drug/alcohol use. Internalizing problems refer to emotion-related issues, including depression, social anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. The research looks at the...