The field of youth mentoring encompasses nearly every continent, with researchers exploring a wide range of topics and programs. Discovering how to improve the reach and effectiveness of youth mentoring remains an important challenge. Knowledge of effective program models will help to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in both developing and developed nations. Significant advances in the field can be made through cross-cultural and -disciplinary collaborations.
Òscar Prieto-Flores, Director
Òscar is an associate professor at the University of Girona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Barcelona in 2007 and was Visiting Scholar in 2006 of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University, in 2012 of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University and in 2017 at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at UMASS Boston.
Jean Rhodes, co-Director
Jean is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has devoted her career to understanding and advancing the role of intergenerational relationships in the intellectual, social, educational, and career development of youth.