Building the Foundation for e-Mentoring Release

2021-09-13T20:13:34+00:00

September 13, 2021 Durham, NC – After co-authoring “the book” on mentoring and committing themselves to empowering youth, researchers at innovation Research and Training started a new Mentoring Central venture and developed a new asynchronous, online mentor training course, Building the Foundation for e-Mentoring. This course includes core foundational topics that all mentors need to learn, tailored for the e-mentoring experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mentoring programs were required to transform from in-person to virtual. Because of this transformation, as well as the general increase in virtual interactions and growth in virtual mentoring programs that provide mentees with access to [...]

Building the Foundation for e-Mentoring Release2021-09-13T20:13:34+00:00

Welcome Summer 2021 Graduate Student Interns

2021-05-26T19:31:12+00:00

May 26, 2021 Durham, NC - innovation Research & Training welcomes two new graduate student interns this summer. The interns will contribute their expertise to our projects on educating teens about participating in a research project and STEM . “We are delighted to welcome Yontii and Kathryn,” said Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, the President of iRT. “Their exceptional experience, unique perspectives, and academic prowess will enrich our work on these federally funded projects, as well as the products being developed through these awards.” The Graduate Student Interns Yontii Wheeler is pursuing her Master of Public Health with a Health Equity, Social [...]

Welcome Summer 2021 Graduate Student Interns2021-05-26T19:31:12+00:00

Dr. Stelter Appointed to the MENTOR NC Board of Directors

2021-05-14T16:05:12+00:00

May 5, 2021 Durham, NC, - innovation Research & Training is pleased to announce Dr. Rebecca Stelter’s appointment to the MENTOR NC  Board of Directors. MENTOR NC is a non-profit organization that is a state affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership that is “dedicated to increasing the number of youth in quality mentoring relationships across North Carolina while working to address the systemic barriers that young people face on a daily basis.” MENTOR NC works primarily in three core areas to advance the local mentoring movement; increasing mentoring program capacity, increasing local engagement, and providing expertise and raising awareness about [...]

Dr. Stelter Appointed to the MENTOR NC Board of Directors2021-05-14T16:05:12+00:00

Dr. Stelter Presents at the 2021 Virtual National Mentoring Summit

2021-02-16T18:29:05+00:00

Dr. Rebecca Stelter, a Research Scientist II at iRT, will be co-presenting at the virtual 2021 National Mentoring Summit https://www.mentoring.org/national-mentoring-summit/ on Intentional program planning to create a safe (virtual) space for mentees during unprecedented times, on  Friday, 1/29/2021, from 2:14 – 3:45 PM. Dr. Stelter and her co-presenter, Darlene H. Marlin, Senior Director at National Urban League, will discuss the National Urban League’s Project Ready: Mentor program. The Project Ready: Mentor provides group mentoring to prepare students for college, work, and life through the development of 21st Century, as well as other critical social skills. The program also has the goal of [...]

Dr. Stelter Presents at the 2021 Virtual National Mentoring Summit2021-02-16T18:29:05+00:00

iRT Partners with College Access for All

2020-12-29T13:00:21+00:00

iRT has partnered with College Access for All, an initiative developed by NYC Schools and Mayor Bill de Blasio to ensure all students are engaged in a “college-ready” culture. Hundreds of schools participate in this initiative, which was designed to help students form a career and college plan upon graduation from high school. College Access for All provides several support services...

iRT Partners with College Access for All2020-12-29T13:00:21+00:00

iRT Researchers Will Present At North Carolina Sexual Health Conference

2020-12-29T13:01:16+00:00

Dr. Christina Malik, Elyse Keefe, and Abigail Morrison from Prevention Central (a division of innovation Research & Training) will be presenting at the SHIFT NC annual conference, Diving Below the Surface: Exploring the Depths of Adolescent Sexual Health, next week on Thursday, May 16, 2:00-3:15 p.m., in Greensboro, North Carolina.   Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens (SHIFT) is a...

iRT Researchers Will Present At North Carolina Sexual Health Conference2020-12-29T13:01:16+00:00

iRT Represents Prevention Central Suite At National Anti-Drug Forum

2020-12-29T13:06:39+00:00

Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central website (www.PreventionCentral.net), researchers from innovation Research & Training (iRT) attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD, from February 4th to 7th, 2019. Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central...

iRT Represents Prevention Central Suite At National Anti-Drug Forum2020-12-29T13:06:39+00:00

iRT Senior Research Scientist to Conduct Training in Berlin on EEPM

2020-12-29T13:15:11+00:00

Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, Senior Research Scientist, will be conducting a 2-day, in-person workshop in Berlin, Germany, on June 25 and 26, 2018, for the Netzwerk Berliner Kinderpatenschaften e.V. The purpose of the network is to provide training on how mentoring programs can assess and improve their youth mentoring program quality.  Participants will learn about the program practice standards for...

iRT Senior Research Scientist to Conduct Training in Berlin on EEPM2020-12-29T13:15:11+00:00

Janis Kupersmidt, innovation Research & Training, innovation Research & Training Receives a William T. Grant Research Award

2020-12-29T16:44:04+00:00

December 18, 2017 New York, NY--The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce that Janis Kupersmidt, innovation Research & Training, Jean E. Rhodes, Dept. of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Sarah Schwartz, Dept. of Psychology, Suffolk University, and Renee Spencer, Dept. of Human Behavior, School of Social Work, Boston University, received a Research Award under the...

Janis Kupersmidt, innovation Research & Training, innovation Research & Training Receives a William T. Grant Research Award2020-12-29T16:44:04+00:00

Dr. Kupersmidt to Meet with Enrollment and Match Support Specialists at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moscow

2020-12-29T16:45:02+00:00

November 14, 2017 - Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, President and Senior Research Scientist at iRT and Mentoring Central, met with mentoring program staff in Moscow at the office of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Dr. Kupersmidt presented findings from iRT’s research on their online mentee training program, Building the Foundation for Mentees, and online parent/guardian training, Building the Foundation for...

Dr. Kupersmidt to Meet with Enrollment and Match Support Specialists at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moscow2020-12-29T16:45:02+00:00
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