MentorHub in the News


MentorHub announces partnership with Northeastern University

Boston (September, 2021)  MentorHub NU is being rolled out to all NU students. Navigating university life can be challenging and when challenges arise students need personalized just-in-time and proactive support that is efficient, effective, and trusted. Based on the science of “supportive accountability,” MentorHub NU streamlines the support process and connects you with the support you […]


New study highlights role of mentors in providing mental health support

McQuillin, Hagler, Werntz, & Rhodes (2021). Paraprofessional Youth Mentoring: A Framework for Integrating Youth Mentoring with Helping Institutions and Professions. American Journal of Community Psychology. Highlights We propose a framework for delegating some mental health service tasks to paraprofessional mentors. Appropriately scaled, paraprofessionals can reduce the burden of youth’s mental health difficulties. With training, a […]

Jean Rhodes presents relationship research at Harvard webinar

Posted in Harvard Gazette Harvard Gazette: When COVID robbed children of their friendships, learning suffered After the pandemic closed schools last year, hospitals saw a surge in mental health-related emergency visits among children 18 and under. The statistics have been grim enough that a large cohort of the nation’s top pediatricians recently declared a “national emergency” in […]

Christensen Institute conversation: Jean Rhodes’ take on the future of mentoring relationship

Oct 12, 2021 By Julia Freeland Fisher Last spring, I had the chance to speak 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.  For schools managing yet another year of pandemic upheavals, Rhodes’ findings offer a […]

See video of Junlie Li, Traci Baxely, and Jean Rhodes re: “The Healing Power of Friendships and Relationships”

October 20, 2021 The pandemic has caused many of us to recognize the power of relationships — for ourselves, and for our children. Have your children’s friendships changed — or suffered? Are your students finding it hard to re-ignite their stalled connections?  How can schools help to foster friendship — and prioritize strong relationships and […]


Tennessee Voice Podcast: A Conversation with Melissa Hudson-Gant, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee CEO

We have found in the pilot that Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Little Brothers and Little Sisters who who connecting through MentorHub are staying more connected to each other. It’s actually providing some depth to the relationship. Young people are getting more comfortable communicating through texting and MentorHub has allowed this very safe space […]

Nashville Tennessean: How are you? Nashville nonprofit to test a new app to let kids answer more honestly

How are you? Nashville nonprofit to test a new app to let kids answer more honestly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is launching MentorHub, which leaders hope will allow “bigs” and “littles” to more easily have conversations that can be tough Brad Schmitt Read the full article in the Nashville Tennessean


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 […]


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

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.    

CityLine: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020: Mentor Hub app

CityLine Broadcast: Mentor Hub app

MentorHub is an app helping students stay connected to remote learning. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts teamed up with clinical psychologists to design technology that’s making the connection between mentors and mentees more personal. Jean Rhodes, professor of psychology at UMass Boston, and Omari Jahi Aarons, a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern […]

Connecticut Mirror: The mentoring circle: Supportive relationships across generations

MENTOR (the National Mentoring Partnership) promotes mentoring and offers resources like this, for “youth in the wake of trauma,” and currently a “Mentoring Amplifies” campaign.  This Boston-based partnership includes an affiliation with UMass-Boston Professor Jean Rhodes, the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring, and the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.  Professor Rhodes is the author of Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in […] New Chaplain brings MentorHub to Meredith College

Read more at …”One of the organization’s programs, called REACH, supports homeless families. Pardue plans to start a research-based mentorship program for REACH that she will introduce to Meredith in the spring. “Partnering with a Boston-based non-profit called Mentorhub, the program is skill-focused and utilizes apps such as Khan Academy, Intellicare, SuperBetter, and Headspace,” […]


Mass Nonprofit News: App Is Helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of E. Mass. Meet Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides adult mentors to help youth reach their full potential, noting that “mentoring is more important than ever” during the coronavirus pandemic, recently turned to technology to better support the mentor-mentee relationships they foster. Read the full article in MassNonprofitNews.


Podcast: Pass the Torch (w/ Jean Rhodes)

PRIDE Publishing Group: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee celebrates one-year virtual anniversary, new partnership with Meharry, expanded programs

OUR TIMES Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee celebrates one-year virtual anniversary, new partnership with Meharry, expanded programs by PRIDE Newsdesk • March 19, 2021 Since moving to virtual operations last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters has formed a new partnership with Meharry Medical College and expanded its programs. Read more