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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Kristin Humphrey of Partners for Youth with Disabilities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 4741

Kristin Humphrey is the Mentoring Director at Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), a Boston-based organization with national impact that matches youth with disabilities with caring adults through one-on-one, group, and online mentoring. Humphrey has worked with youth with disabilities for the past nine years, and has been involved with mentoring for over a decade. […]


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Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 4473

by Jean Rhodes A growing number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of youth-initiated mentoring in which, rather than being assigned a mentor, young people are provided with the skills and scaffolding to recruit caring adults from their own networks. Last week, we highlighted a study in which Dutch researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of this […]


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New research highlights role for mentors in improving work outcomes for individuals with disabilities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 4434

Written by Justin Preston Family and close friends play an integral role in helping people with childhood-onset disabilities attain quality employment as adults, a new study from Oregon State University has found. However, not everyone has an extensive family network available to them. In such a context, a mentor can help bridge the gap and […]


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Wide Open Spaces: Bridging the Resource Gap in Rural Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 4432

Implementing a mentoring program comes with many challenges, including recruiting the right volunteers, enlisting youth into the program, and ensuring that matches have the support they need to thrive and endure. In rural communities, some of these challenges are even more difficult as programs deal with small populations from which to recruit, vast service areas […]


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International students team up with Berkman Klein mentors to learn open source development

Berkman Center for Internet & Society - October 11, 2017 4336


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This summer six students from around the world remotely worked on the development of open source projects with mentorship from members of the Berkman Klein community through the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program.



STUDENT VOICES: I never knew I’d get this far

Hechinger Report - October 03, 2017 3964

How did you hear about your school, Phoenix Academy Lawrence? We were going to [Lawrence High School], but my brother’s and my attendance wasn’t good, so they told us to come over here. Lawrence High is in South Lawrence, and I live in Tower Hill. That’s like a 45-minute walk. If I missed the school […]


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STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

Hechinger Report - October 02, 2017 3932

How would you describe your school? The school opened in 2010. I came here in eighth grade. It serves sixth through 12th grade. We have about 500 kids now. The school’s so small, you kind of know everyone. It’s really diverse. We focus on gifted education. You can really kind of go in whatever path […]


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STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

Hechinger Report - September 27, 2017 3638

How would you describe your school? My school has a reputation, by being cast in a movie called “Fame,” of being a sort of an attempt to try and drive the arts forward. That’s how it was conceived. It was meant to be a school that was both very good academically and that supported the […]


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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Levi van Dam

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 3282

Written by Jelle de Graaf Levi van Dam is a child psychologist and developer of Youth initiated Mentoring (YIM) in the Netherlands. During his previous work in youth care, Levi has experience directly working with young people in residential homes that experienced multiple challenges like addiction and psychological disorders. Today Levi is working towards his […]


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Mentoring in the News: Focus on the relationship in after-school programs

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 3281

Written by Nancy Deutsch, University of Virginia Curry School of Education When the bell rings at the end of the school day, students run from the classroom to a host of different activities. Some will work with adults to build on the lessons they learned in the classroom. Others will join a sports team, orchestra […]


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Youth mentoring is rapidly expanding across Europe: Here’s one reason

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 3281

By Jean Rhodes, Òscar Prieto-Flores, & Justin Preston The U.S. continues to account for the largest proportion of mentoring interventions in the world, but many new programs and networks have begun to emerge in continental Europe. There is a new European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring, and new programs such as Mentor·Ring Hamburg in 2010 and Netzwerk […]


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Watchworthy Wednesday: Remake Learning Network Turns 10, Reaches Forward

DML Central - September 20, 2017 3231

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Watchworthy Wednesday: Remake Learning Network Turns 10, Reaches Forward Wednesday, September 20, 2017 The network started as an experiment in collaboration among educators, researchers, mentors and caring adults and has become a movement touching thousands of lives in southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern Ohio. As it marks its 10-year anniversary, the network just released “,” documenting Remake Learning’s achievements.

Blog: Incubators, accelerators and funding opportunities for indie devs

Gamasutra - September 12, 2017 2738

A work-in-progress list of incubators, accelerators and funding opportunities for indie game developers. ...

Profiles in Mentoring: Varsha Waishampayan and her work mentoring professionals

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 08, 2017 2544

By Meg Fry, njbiz.com When Varsha Waishampayan traveled to see her parents in India last year while on sabbatical from her job as director of asset and information management at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she got the same advice she has heard at home for years. This time, it stuck. Her father, a retired professor, was as insistent […]


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Personalized learning in schools has implications for mentoring programs too

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 07, 2017 2499

By Emily Berman, for the Huffington Post Tara’s eyes lit up in a way I had not seen before. I could almost hear what she was thinking: “Felicia is amazing.” Felicia, a local organizer for the NAACP, had just given a talk to our students about how to make change and organize in their community. […]


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Please come to Boston…Fall international short course on quality mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 07, 2017 2497

Jean Rhodes Please join us for an International Short Course sponsored by the UMB/MENTOR and European Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) and Mass Mentoring (MMP) on October 4 and 5, 2017.  Youth mentoring is growing rapidly in the U.S., Europe and across the globe. Last year, the European CEBM was launched and this past Spring the ECBM hosted […]


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Opportunity to Share Research on Connected Learning, Teacher Education

DML Central - September 04, 2017 2304

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Opportunity to Share Research on Connected Learning, Teacher Education Monday, September 04, 2017 If you follow my blog posts, you know that I am deeply committed to exploring the intersections of connected learning and teacher education, both in my own practice as a  and in the work of fellow innovative educators in the National Writing Project . I am excited to take this commitment to a new level as I take on the editorship of a peer-reviewed, open access journal — (English section), sponsored by the Conference on English Education (CEE) through the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on the latest policy implications for mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 1720

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring August 2017 Update The recent troubling and nation changing event in Charlottesville, VA reminds us as advocates for the well-being of children, youth, and families that it is time to get  our positive perspectives tuned up for the fall legislative season […]


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Engagement and mentor support in youth development programs as an avenue to foster adolescent social development

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 1719

Chapman, C. M., Deane, K. L., Harré, N., Courtney, M. G., & Moore, J. (2017). Engagement and mentor support as drivers of social development in the Project K Youth Development Program. Journal of youth and adolescence, 46(3), 644-655. Summarized by Kirsten Christensen   Introduction Given that we are inherently social creatures, adolescence is a particularly critical time […]


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New research examines long-term benefits of intensive mentoring for at-risk youth

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 1719

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 By August 24, 2017 Eddy, J. M., Martinez, C. R., Grossman, J. B., Cearley, J. J., Herrera, D., Wheeler, A. C., … & Harachi, T. W. (2017). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long-Term Professional Mentoring Program for Children at Risk: Outcomes Across the First 5 Years. Prevention Science, 1-12. Summarized by Rachel Rubin Background: Although parents and other close relatives are usually the main sources of support for children, sometimes youth need additional supports. In these cases, nonfamilial adults play an essential role in children’s positive development.