MentorPRO team co-leads a workshop on best practices and innovations for mentoring underrepresented college students

MentorPRO team co-leads a workshop on best practices and innovations for mentoring underrepresented college students

Megyn Jasman and Dr. Alexandra Werntz co-led a workshop (at the 2024 National Mentoring Summit) 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.