On January 24th-26th, 2024, the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring returned to the Annual National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. Megyn Jasman and Dr. Alexandra Werntz co-led a workshop alongside Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring alumni and colleagues Drs. Matthew Hagler, Sarah Schwartz, and Elizabeth Raposa titled “Degrees of Success: Best Practices and Innovations for Mentoring Underrepresented College Students.” The workshop presented research demonstrating the challenges underrepresented students face in understanding colleges’ “hidden curriculum” and the key role mentors can play in demystifying it. Best practices and cutting-edge innovations in this area were highlighted, such as using mobile technology and youth-initiated mentoring strategies to facilitate mentee engagement and help-seeking. Sample slides can be found below.
Megyn Jasman and Dr. Alexandra Werntz also managed an exhibitor booth for MentorPRO, as well as networked with others in the field of mentoring. It was great meeting researchers and practitioners supporting today’s youth. The Mentoring Summit is always a great experience, and we look forward to next years!
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