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How Mentors Can Help Youth of Color Not Get Caught Up as “POWs” in PWIs

However, in the wake of a continuing struggle to gain equity; i.e. Black Lives Matter and Black Spring, we must look closely at all of the issues and we must alter our trajectories. This means taking a second look at what we are getting in higher education. Read it here… Continue reading How Mentors Can Help Youth of Color Not Get Caught Up as “POWs” in PWIs

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Why the #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Hashtag is Wake-Up Call For Mentoring: Three ways Mentoring can Become More Critical Now

My most recent piece published in The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring. Please check it out! As youth mentoring continues to evolve, in both research and practice, a critical understanding of race must become more central to the work. There are three ways that youth mentoring researchers and practitioners can work to make mentoring more critical right now. Read Full Article Here… Continue reading Why the #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Hashtag is Wake-Up Call For Mentoring: Three ways Mentoring can Become More Critical Now

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Critical Mentoring: A Definition and Agenda

In 2005, Sanchez and Colon-Torres explained that: “Despite evidence that race and ethnicity plays an important role in mentoring relationships, there are limited research-based guidelines in the practice field regarding how race/ethnicity should be considered. Some of the most important resources in the field, such as Elements of Effective Practice (MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, 2009a), pay little attention to the role of race and ethnicity in … Continue reading Critical Mentoring: A Definition and Agenda

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Mentoring for College Access: Are Youth of Color POW’s in PWI’s? (Prisoners of War in Predominately White Institutions)

I’ve been running a college access centered mentoring program since 2007. Which means that since that time I have actively cultivated mentoring relationships with high school youth and acted as an institutional agent with the intention of helping low-income, first generation, and young people of color gain access to higher education institutions. To this end, myself and the mentors within my organization have sent 98% … Continue reading Mentoring for College Access: Are Youth of Color POW’s in PWI’s? (Prisoners of War in Predominately White Institutions)