With record levels of loneliness, young men need mentors, research shows
Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Baptist News Global. You can see an excerpt of this article in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.
Young men desperately need mentors and safe, understanding communities to help overcome the loneliness they are experiencing at record levels, according to a panel of experts hosted by Springtide Research Institute.
“What I’m continuing to hear is they are looking for mentors, looking for guides in this struggle, and looking for groups and safe spaces with other male-bodied people where we can share in shame-free zones where we can try things on, where we can be wrong, where phones can go down and cameras can be turned off,” said Erik “Skitch” Matson, executive director of the Wesley Foundation at Princeton University.
The June 30 web discussion, “Loneliness, Vulnerability and the Search for Connection: Unpacking Young Men’s Experiences,” covered the vulnerability and need for connection documented not just among young men but across Generation Z, which stretches from those who currently are about age 10 to 25.