Reprinted from Julia Freeland Fisher

Julia Freeland Fisher chats with Jean Rhodes—a leading researcher in the world of mentoring, and author of the book Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century—on a roadmap for broader, evidence-based thinking about relationship strategies that keep students connected and supported. Supporting young people, Rhodes argues, is not just about care and friendship, but also evidence-based interventions shown to boost everything from attendance to mental health.