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Blog: Incubators, accelerators and funding opportunities for indie devs

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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 4407

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 4363

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 4361

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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From Climbing Walls to a Culture of Caring

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Search Advertisement From Climbing Walls to a Culture of Caring Authors: by and Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 Collection: In Print PDF: Creating a culture of caring can result in staff who will be more engaged, more committed, and more productive, who will encourage others, and who will live longer lives. Back in the 1990s to the mid-2000s, a phenomenon swept the United States in higher education: swanky new recreation centers with impressive new climbing walls. For the colleges and universities that followed the trend, these centers became a highlight of every campus tour as a way to help convince students that this institution was the school for them and that their lives—with the cascade of multicolored plastic rocks at their fingertips—would finally be complete.

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 3583

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

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 3583

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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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Veronica Fruiht

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 24, 2017 3582

Written by Kirsten Christensen Veronica Fruiht is an Assistant professor and researcher at Dominican University of California. Her research interests center around the construct of hope and mentoring relationships among young people. Specifically, Dr. Fruiht is interested in understanding and uncovering how hope and positive, supportive relationships influence adolescent and young adults’ academic goals and […]


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Four tips for having healthy conversations with mentees about race

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 22, 2017 3503

by Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. On August 11, events in Charlottesville, Virginia hit their community and the nation sparking a resurgence of issues with race relations in the United States. White nationalists marched on the campus of the University of Virginia in protest of the removal of a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee (see article from CNN).  It […]


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Pilot program in Baltimore uses mentoring to open up job opportunities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 09, 2017 2774

Written by Jayne Miller, WBAL-TV11 Baltimore is struggling to deal with crime committed by youth. Advocates said one answer is to get more young people engaged through jobs and mentoring. But is it easier said than done? For the first time, 16-year-old Kendrick Senior had a job this summer. It was nothing glamorous — he […]


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What keeps a mentor engaged? New research sheds some light.

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 09, 2017 2774

Larsson, M., Pettersson, C., Eriksson, C., & Skoog, T. (2016). Initial motives and organizational context enabling female mentors’ engagement in formal mentoring–A qualitative study from the mentors’ perspective. Children and Youth Services Review, 71, 17-26. Summarized by Kirsten Christensen   Introduction Youth have a strong need to develop close relationships with those around them to succeed developmentally. […]


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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Tom Rosenberg of the American Camp Association

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 09, 2017 2774

Written by Rachel Rubin Tom Rosenberg is the President/CEO of the American Camp Association (ACA), a community of summer camp professionals working to promote youth development through the preservation, promotion, and improvement of the camp experience. In addition to his variety of volunteer roles in ACA (e.g., treasurer, board member), Tom has worked in the […]


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Why it’s so important to consider youth’s capacity for connection

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - August 08, 2017 2728

by Jean Rhodes In a study of successful, long-term mentoring relationships, Renee Spencer discovered the turning point in a relationship between 14 year old Alana and Alana’s diehard mentor, Stacy (Spencer, Levine, & Rhodes, 2017). Early mistreatment had shattered Alana’s capacity to forge trusting bonds, and she’d grown adept at forcing relationships to their breaking […]


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Nobody hits the ground running

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New research demonstrates impact of sports mentoring on life skills development

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 26, 2017 1989

Choi, E., Park, J. J., Jo, K., & Lee, O. (2015). The influence of a sports mentoring program on children’s life skills development. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 15(2), 264. Summarized by Kirsten Christensen   Introduction In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in how we conceptualize youth development, moving from a […]


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Youths’ belief in upward mobility challenged: New research and what mentors and programs can do

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 26, 2017 1989

Posted by Hilary Hurd Anyaso, Futurity.org New research suggests high school and college students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds have less drive to overcome academic hardships when they harbor doubts about the odds of people with similar backgrounds achieving upward economic mobility. Three new studies extend previous research demonstrating that low-SES students who see […]


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Recent NY Times piece highlights importance of mentoring youth with disabilities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 26, 2017 1989

Written by Justin Preston A new piece in the New York Times highlights the importance of caring adults providing support for youths living with disability. The author, Alaina Leary, describes her mother’s role not just as a caregiver, but also as a model for being an adult with a disability. Once Leary began exhibiting symptoms […]


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Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Johanna Greeson on Natural Mentoring and Foster Care

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 22, 2017 1806

by Kate Powers Introduction: Johanna Greeson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Greeson received her MSW from Bryn Mawr College in 1999, and then returned to school for a PhD in social work from UNC-Chapel Hill, which she received in 2009. Dr. Greeson […]


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Mentoring helps youth plan for the future: New research

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 12, 2017 1265

Lau, W. S., Zhou, X. C., & Lai, S. M. (2017). The development of mentoring‐relationship quality, future‐planning style, and career goal setting among adolescents from a disadvantaged background. PsyCh Journal, 6(1), 76-82. Summarized by Kirsten Christensen   Introduction Adolescents’ ability to plan for the future can be an important protective factor that increases life chances, promotes healthy […]


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Facing challenges, mentees can develop strengths too!

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 12, 2017 1265

Posted by University of Arizona Children who grow up in high-stress environments may be at higher risk for learning or behavioral trouble, but new research suggests that their skills warrant more attention. Stress-adapted youth may possess traits—such as heightened vigilance, attention shifting, and empathic accuracy—that traditional learning and testing situations don’t tap into. These skills […]


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New research: Mentors help steady the ship for adolescent girls

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 12, 2017 1265

Liang, B., Lund, T. J., Desilva Mousseau, A. M., & Spencer, R. (2016). The mediating role of engagement in mentoring relationships and self-esteem among affluent adolescent girls. Psychology in the Schools, 53(8), 848-860. DOI: 10.1002/pits.21949 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Affluent youth are typically considered to be “low-risk” when it comes to negative outcomes, […]


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Black adolescents’ relationships with natural mentors

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 05, 2017 829

Hurd, N. M., & Sellers, R. M. (2013). Black adolescents’ relationships with natural mentors: Associations with academic engagement via social and emotional development. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology,19(1), 76-85. Background Natural mentors are caring and supportive adults that exist naturally in adolescents’ extended social networks, such as neighbors, coaches, aunts and uncles, and community members. […]


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What an unexpected diagnosis can tell us about mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - July 01, 2017 652

by Jean Rhodes None of the specialists at the U. of Chicago medical center could pinpoint the source of out Phil’s chronic back pain. Months of appointments, batteries of tests, and several unsuccessful treatments had culminated in a referral to psychiatry department’s pain management clinic where I was a clinical psychology intern. Sometimes patients were […]


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Policy Corner: June updates from Janet Forbush

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - June 21, 2017 89

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring June 2017 Background:  The wide range of public policy activity at the federal level in recent weeks sets the tone and shapes the body of the content for the June Chronicle column on policy.  Primary features review the implications of the […]


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Mentoring capitalizes on on our best evolutionary tendencies to combat loneliness: New research

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - June 21, 2017 89

Posted by Steve Koppes New research has shown that reducing loneliness through meaningful connections can foster less self-centered, more pro-social behaviors, a finding that highlights the important role mentoring can play in reducing loneliness. The findings also suggest a positive feedback loop between the two traits: As increased loneliness heightens self-centeredness, the latter then contributes further […]


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