How MentorPRO Works
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Built on decades of our research
Mentoring is most effective when it…
Is delivered by credible, trained peers
“In this meta-analysis, the effect size for supervised cross-age peer mentoring was more than double that observed in past meta-analyses”
Burton, S., Raposa, E.B., Poon, C.Y., Stams, G, Rhodes, J. (2021). Cross-age peer mentoring for youth. A meta-analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1-17. […]
Focuses on specific challenges and goals
“Analyses of 48 mentoring studies of youth outcomes revealed the overall effect size of targeted programs to be more than double that of non-specific relational approaches overall…and three times more effective in improving academic, psychological, and social functioning.”
Christensen, K., Hagler, M., Raposa, M., Stams, G. J., & Rhodes, J. (2020). Non-specific versus targeted approaches to youth mentoring: A follow-up meta-analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 959–972. […]
Reaches students most in need of support
“A large, nationally representative sample of 5,684 college graduates revealed that first-generation college students were less able to identify a supportive mentoring relationship during college. ”
Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M., Liu, D. & Rhodes J. E. (2021). Predictors of close faculty−student relationships and mentorship in higher education: findings from the Gallup−Purdue Index. Annals of the New York Academy of Science.
Is provided during transitions
“Support from students’ newly acquired mentors during the transition to college was associated with a greater sense of belonging in the university community.”
Hagler, M. A., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). A longitudinal investigation of first-generation college students’ mentoring relationships during their transition to higher education. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.
Trains mentors in supportive accountability
“Our findings highlight the potential of human support in improving the effects of DMHIs [Digital Mental Health Interventions]. Specifically, evidence emerged for stronger effects of human support for individuals with greater symptom severity.”
Werntz, A., Amando, S., Jasman, M., Ervin, A, & Rhodes, H. (2023). Providing human support for the use of digital mental health interventions: Systematic meta-review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of Medical Internet Research. 25, e42864, p.1. […]
Incoming students used MentorPRO with less than 5% attrition a year later.
MentorPRO associated with significantly higher GPA (Werntz, et. al. 2022)
Students who received a referral accessed the resource.
Found the resource they were referred to helpful.
Students have used the check-in feature.
The Science Behind MentorPRO
MentorPRO is the natural extension of decades of research on youth mentoring. Learn more about the science behind this groundbreaking new approach.
Jean Rhodes, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring