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Meeting Youth Where They Are: Why Social-Emotional Skills and Cultural Responsive Mentoring is Critical for College and Career Readiness

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t articulate this at the time, but I was suffering from depression. During […]

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Can older tutors complement a near-peer model? A national nonprofit says yes

Header Photo Credit: Woodwalk Originally posted here, on Gen2Gen’s blog. Many nonprofits have long relied on “near-peer” tutors and mentors — youth and young adults who provide support to others relatively close in age, think college students as tutors for high school ones. They’re often plentiful, able to […]

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Sarah McKinney Gibson and Corita Brown, Ph.D.
September 12th, 2019
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Power of Peer Mentoring

The benefits of mentoring for young people are significant and well-established – youth development research shows that quality mentoring relationships with a caring adult have powerful positive effects on young people’s educational, personal, and professional situations, especially for young people who face an opportunity gap. For nearly 30 […]

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Marc Spencer, CEO of Summer Search
January 24th, 2019
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