NBC Boston: Big Brothers Big Sisters Brings Mentoring Virtual with Big Plans for 2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mass wanted to continue adapting and serving. Earlier this year they partnered with Dr. Jean Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to work on the MentorHub. MentorHub consists of an app and integrated web dashboard that helps mentors support and track students’ use of the world’s best and scientifically-proven educational and mental health programs. With accountability and a shared dashboard with a mentor, students can really identify and work on areas that are challenges.


Boston INNO: MentorHub gives kids and their mentors digital resources for education and wellness

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A Big and Little in action. Courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts

Getting kids to close apps like TikTok and instead sign into educational and wellness ones is easier said than done. But Jean Rhodes, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is on a mission to change that.

Read the full article by By Jordan Frias in BostonINNO.